I am happy that I will have the opportunity to vote for my former teacher. I urge all young people in the 31st District to cast their vote for a good teacher who will make a great delegate.
James J. Riley cares about our future.
HOW WILL JIMENO VOTE ON PRO-CHOICE ISSUE?
From: R. Mcquire
I read with interest Ms. McGuigan's letter of Oct. 16 praising the ethics and moral character of (Sen.) Phil Jimeno and his dedication to his role of Catholic layman.
When pro-choice comes up for a vote, will he vote to please God -- or man? If his past record is any indication, he'll do what he thinks is best for his career as a politician.
During the fight to protect helpless animals who cannot protect themselves from horrendous lab testing, not for medical reasons at all, but simply for the sake of cosmetics and household products, which, incidentally, mostly have seal-safe tops, Sen. Jimeno and his friend, Delegate "Stokes" Kolodziejski, did what was politically expedient for them at the time and left the helpless animals to be tortured some more.
They may be sure this will be remembered on election day.
Also to be remembered will be Congressman McMillen's vote just last week in favor of continuing funds for the National Endowment of the Arts at a time when the nation can least afford it.
I do not believe the First Amendment to the Constitution gives any citizen the right to exhibit what amounts to a mockery of that which is sacred.
EVANS WON'T BE TIED TO THE 'OLD GUARD'
From: Robert W. Donaldson
Anne Arundel County needs Diane Evans as the next Fifth District Council member on Nov. 6!
I met Diane over 15 years ago when I served on the Republican Central Committee. A person of integrity, honesty and intelligence, she is concerned with Anne Arundel County's problems of taxation, inefficient government and unbridled growth.
She knows the educational needs, needs of our youth, needs of senior citizens and environmental problems because she has served on boards concerned with these needs.
Anne Arundel County Council needs a responsive person, not tied to the "old guard."
Support Diane Evans with your vote!
SOPHOCLEUS OFFERS POSITIVE DRUG PLAN
From: Skip Kyle
What better has Anne Arundel County than our youth?
The abundance and availability of drugs, however, is a trap that lures and traps terrific kids daily.
County Executive Ted Sophocleus has a drug program that is so positive that the Anne Arundel County Police Fraternity have endorsed him heartily.
Instead of just regulation, new emphasis on education and sports programs would be initiated. Morning and evening supervision at school for "latch key" kids with unused gymnasiums open until 10 p.m.
Use school facilities for teen centers with drug education seminars and peer pressure "inoculation" jam sessions are just two plans.
Kids who are enthusiastic about life simply do not have time for drugs.
With an energetic, loving and outgoing family himself, what better way to lead than by example.
EXECUTIVE QUALITIES HELD BY SOPHOCLEUS
From: George T. Murray
Before the curtain falls on Campaign '90, I would like to appear on the political stage to speak for the candidacy of Ted Sophocleus for county executive, who has been endorsed by all three of the other contenders for this office in the (Democratic) primary contest.
In supporting the county councilman in September, I felt that he had outstanding credentials for the job. Since his victory, there seems to be no question that he possesses the qualities that we want to see in a county executive, as evidenced by his excellent showing in the primary balloting along with the endorsements he has received from various well-known influential groups.
I suggest we are seeking an individual with executive knowledge of our communities and their needs; a person sincerely interested in hearing us express our concerns, and one who will respond to these concerns with sensitivity and sound judgment.
Ted Sophocleus has all of these attributes which were crystallized in his work for eight years in the County Council where he grappled skillfully and knowledgeably with issues that affect all of us.
He is likewise to be commended for his inherent faithfulness to the promotion of family values, especially in these days when the family (which is the backbone of our society) is under heavy assault by unscrupulous adversaries.
I also admire the fact that he has refrained from engaging in dirty politics in both campaigns; preferring rather to focus his attention on issues which followed the course in keeping with the high caliber of his character.
I have been in his company many times and never fail to be impressed with his honesty, sincerity, warmth, forthrightness and dedication.
I have had the opportunity to discuss with constituents residing in other sections of the county, and all have shared my view that Ted is a "people person."
This was especially noticeable when he toured the county fair grounds in September, when visitors all along his route went out of their way to greet him enthusiastically.
As a resident of Odenton, I am genuinely concerned, along with my neighbors, about the volcanic growth development everywhere in our vicinity. Ted has a strong and consistent interest in the problems and needs of the Odenton area, as well as a concern for the quality of life in our community.
I know we can depend on him and hope that as Nov. 5 nears the readers of this letter will seriously consider casting their votes for this outstanding citizen who is so familiar with the job he is seeking.