Democratic county executive nominee Theodore J. Sophocleus won the endorsement last week of the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Firemen's Association.
The 1,500-member group backed the two-term County Councilman for his "solid record of support for public safety services."
In a Sept. 13 announcement, the association said that Sophocleus knows the value of citizen participation, which is crucial to government service during times of tight budgets.
The association said in a press release: "If tough choices must be made, we feel that he will make informed and fair decisions. In his years on the council, Ted Sophocleus has shown a keen interest in our public safety sector and worked as a conciliator."
In the general election, Sophocleus faces Republican Robert R. Neall.
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The Anne Arundel Trade Council will present a formal debate between county executive candidates Theodore J. Sophocleus and Robert R. Neall at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 25.
Kathryn J. Dahl, Trade Council president, said the debate at the Anne Arundel Community College's Pascal Center for the performing Arts would be free to the public.
Seating is unreserved and early arrival is recommended.
The moderator for the 90-minute debate will be Ted Venetoulis, political commentator for Channel 11 in Baltimore and former Baltimore County executive.
Panelists will be Philip Evans with Annapolitan Magazine, Tom Marquardt, managing editor of The Capital and Steve Proctor, counties editor for The Baltimore Sun.
Jones Intercable will broadcast the debate live.
Information: Trade Council, 757-6709 or 974-4402.
Copyright The Baltimore Sun 1990