Where experienced hands have made a difference, voters ought to reward incumbents with another term. Otherwise, change is in order. That is our reasoning for endorsing all of the county's state senators and recommending some new faces in the House delegation.
Southern Arundel shares District 29 with Calvert and St. Mary's counties. Sen. Bernie Fowler has been a superior legislator, leading the fight for environmental causes. But in Arundel's Subdistrict 29A, Del. George Owings III has curried favor with gun enthusiasts and tobacco lobbyists. We recommend instead a vote for Republican Edward B. Finch, a retired EPA law judge eager to curb the influence of political action committees.
Annapolis-area residents in District 30 should reelect Sen. Gerald Winegrad, the legislature's most committed environmentalist. In the delegates race, incumbent John Astle has performed