In the 6th Legislative District, we favor Leslie Hutchinson -- a hard-working Democratic newcomer who will bring fresh perspectives and political energy to Annapolis. We also endorse incumbents Michael Weir and Farrell Maddox. In the 7th District House race, we favor Majority Leader John Arnick, a valuable veteran legislator, and Connie Galiazzo -- another Democratic newcomer whose concern, credibility and knowledge would be a welcome addition to the delegation. Incumbent Lou DePazzo's negativism has eroded his effectiveness. But the GOP has failed to field a viable challenger. So we endorse DePazzo's bid for re-election, with the hope that he become more of a team player.
In the 8th District Senate race, incumbent Thomas Bromwell is a better choice than Republican William Rush. In the House, we support incumbents Donna Felling and William Burgess. Del. Joseph Bartenfelder, however, lacks the vision to lead a changing district. We prefer Alfred Redmer, a grass-roots activist who offers a needed Republican voice.
In the 9th District, Republican Del. Martha Klima and Democratic Del. Michael Gisriel seem out of touch with the problems and concerns of their increasingly diverse and ever-more urban constituency. In this close race, we favor Democratic challengers Charlie Culbertson and Gerry Brewster, both of whom will bring integrity, experience and commitment to constituent service. We also support Republican incumbent John Bishop.