Campaign Notebook

CAMPAIGN NOTEBOOK

October 08, 1990

AHERN GETS SUPPORT OF TWO PRIMARY FOES

Councilman Edward C. "Buddy" Ahern's two primary election opponents now are working for his re-election in the Nov. 6 general election.

Peter Cooper of Glen Burnie and Thomas C. Henderson of Riviera Beach said they are endorsing Ahern, D-Pasadena, "in a move designated to promote continued good government and unity." Both pledged to campaign actively for the incumbent, who is seeking his fifth term.

A 68-year-old retiree, Cooper could bring Ahern the support of senior citizens in the 3rd District, while Henderson is well-known among North County Democrats, sportsmen and the real estate community.

Ahern faces Republican Carl G. "Dutch" Holland of Long Point in the general election. A beverage salesman, Holland lost to Ahern in 1986.

Though Cooper and Henderson were critical of Ahern during the primary campaign, they now say he is the best person to handle issues such as affordable housing, the problems of senior citizens and the environment.

"Bud has proved to me he's behind the seniors," said Cooper.

Said Henderson, "This is not a Democrat-Republican thing. This is a people thing. I'm endorsing Buddy Ahern because he's the best man for the job."

GILLIGAN FUND-RAISER PLANNED FOR OCT. 12

Citizens for Linda Gilligan will sponsor a fall fund-raiser Friday, Oct. 12.

Gilligan, a Severna Park Democrat, is running for County Council in a tight race in District 5. She is opposed by Republican Diane R. Evans, widely considered the GOP's strongest hope of winning a council seat in this election.

The fund-raiser is set for the Ritchie Court office complex, 877 Old Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., 7:30 to 11 p.m. Call 544-6096.

NUTWELL IS ELECTED TO HEAD STATE GROUP

Anne Arundel County Register of Wills George Nutwell Jr. recently was elected president of the Maryland Register of Wills Association.

Nutwell, a Republican, is seeking re-election in the Nov. 6 general election.

Nutwell was secretary to the Register of Wills Association for two years and was chairman of the association's legislative committee for the past year.

BURLISON, GEPHARDT TO HOLD RECEPTION

House of Delegates candidate Bill Burlison and House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt are holding a reception at the Crofton Country Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 18.

The cost is $30 per person. Call 721-0595.

WANT TO VOTE? TIME TO REGISTER IS NOW

Voters who wish to cast their ballots in the Nov. 6 general election must register with the county Board of Elections by tomorrow.

That also is the last day for handicapped citizens to apply for permission to vote in a precinct with provisions for the handicapped.

The county elections office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Registrars also will be stationed at county library branches during library hours.

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