Election '90

Council Races: Pierno Upsets Schafer, Hatem Beats Helton

Anderson Beats Four

September 16, 1990|By Karen Keeney | Karen Keeney,Staff writer

Former Harford County executive Charles B. Anderson handily beat four other contenders in the Democratic primary election for the County Council District A seat Tuesday.

He won with a 3,000-vote margin over the next closest candidate, Steven C. Miller.

Anderson received 7,114 votes or 35.1 percent of the total votes cast, compared to Miller, who received 4,008 votes or 19.8 percent of the total.

In addition to Miller, the remaining candidates were Charles L.

Brockmeyer, who received 3,641 votes; followed by Reuben Goldstein, who received 1,065 votes; and Kenneth M. Morris Jr., who received 858 votes.

Of the Democrats voting in person or by absentee ballot Tuesday, 3,495, or 17.2 percent didn't vote for any candidate in the District A race.

The primary was a political comeback for Anderson, a former county commissioner and county executive who hasn't held office since 1978.

As in the other council races, growth and environment issues dominated the primary race in the district and will continue to be key issues in the general election.

Anderson, a construction consultant, said he believes adoption of an adequate public facilities law is essential for the county. Such laws prohibit development where facilities, such as roads and schools, are inadequate.

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