Campaign Notebook


October 02, 1990


U.S. Representative Helen Delich Bentley, R-2nd, will be the guest at a fund-raiser for Philip Bissett, a Republican candidate for the House of Delegates in District 30.

Joan Gillece will have the champagne brunch in her Annapolis home at noon, Oct. 13.

Bentley is the Republican National Committee representative from Maryland and sits on the Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee and the Public Works and Transportation Committee in the House of Representatives.

This is Bentley's first campaign appearance in Anne Arundel County on behalf of a Republican candidate in 1990.

Tickets cost $40 per person for made-to-order omelets, ham, salmon, pastas and fruit salad. Call 798-6273.


A "Meet the Candidates" event will be conducted by the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights at the club's regular monthly meeting, at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 9.

District 1 County Council candidates George Bachman, a Democrat, and Gerald Starr, a Republican, are scheduled to speak.

Bachman is seeking to return to the council after eight years. He left politics in 1982 after losing a bid for county executive to O. James Lighthizer. Before that, he spent 16 years on the council, many of them as chairman.

Starr, a financial administrator for Westinghouse Electric Corp. with a history of civic activism, ran unsuccessfully against Bachman in the council primary 16 years ago.

Guests are welcome at the Woman's Club meeting. Call 859-0174.


Diane R. Evans, the Republican party's strongest hope for obtaining its first County Council seat in 20 years, will meet the public at the North County Library across from Harundale Mall at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4.

The meeting is sponsored by the Senior Republicans of Anne Arundel County, but is open to the general public regardless of age or political affiliation.

Evans, a community activist for the last 16 years, is a domestic support officer for the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. She currently is a board member of Scholarships for Scholars and serves as the Tanglewood representative to the Lower Broadneck Federation. In 1978, she was honored as Outstanding Young Annapolitan, and in 1979 she was named Young Republican Woman of the Year.

She has twice run unsuccessfully for public office -- for County Council in 1978 and for the House of Delegates in 1982.

Evans faces a strong Democratic candidate, Linda Gilligan of Severna Park, in the Nov. 6 general election. Call 766-0588.


The Severna Park Branch of the American Association of University Women will conduct a "Meet the Candidates Night" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Fellowship Hall of Our Shepherd Lutheran Church.

District 5 County Council candidates Diane Evans, a Republican, and Linda Gilligan, a Democrat, will present their views and answer questions from the audience.

Democratic County Executive candidate Theodore J. Sophocleus also will speak, as well as Republican candidate Robert R. Neall and Diane Evans, will be the special quest of Arnold resident Carter Nicely on Sunday, Oct 14, from 11a.m. to 1 p.m.

Outgoing Councilwoman Carole Baker, D-Severna Park, is scheduled to give a wrap-up speech covering her eight years on the council, as well as her forecast of future council issues.

The Fellowship Hall of Our Shepherd Lutheran Church is located at 400 Benfield Road, Severna Park. The meeting is open to the public. Call 455-4394 or 987-4761.


WBEY-FM radio's Tuesday Club has planned an informal debate between the two county executive candidates for 7p.m. Oct.9 at the Middletown Tavern in Annapolis.

For the first time, members of the press will be allowed to question candidates during the debates.


Annapolis business leader and Republican activist Larry Vincent is leading County Council candidate Julian G. "Glenn" Gibbs' campaign to unseat Councilwoman Maureen Lamb.

Vincent announced this week that he has accepted the chairmanship of Gibb's general election campaign.

The council, completely Democratic for the last 20 years, "needs a new voice to combat entrenched political figures who look the other way while our environment and quality of life are being ravaged," Vincent said in a written statement.

Lamb, D-Annapolis, is seeking her third council term. In 1984, she appointed Gibbs to the county Board of Appeals, where he served until 1989.

Gibbs' positions on major issues are similar to Lamb's, and he has said he is running to end the Democratic monopoly on council seats, not because he is dissatisfied with the job Lamb has done.

A resident of Gingerville and a retired geographer and political-military analyst with the CIA, Gibbs has also served on the Eastern Bypass Task Force, the boards of directors of the Gingerville Community Association and the Annapolis Neck Federation.

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