6 Candidates Canvass Votes For The 3 District 34 Seats

November 04, 1990|By Staff report

The following six candidates are vying for three seats in the District 34 House race:

Rose Mary H. Bonsack

Bonsack, 56, a semiretired family physician from Aberdeen, was elected to the Democratic Central Committee in 1986. The candidate said she would concentrate on medical issues, education, drug abuse and assistance for the elderly. Bonsack said she would seek containments for medical-care costs.

On education, Bonsack said the state must continue to fund more schools with quality teachers with sufficient salaries.

William H. Cox Jr.

Cox, a 48-year-old Bel Air real estate broker and developer, was elected to the House of Delegates in 1970. A member of the House Ways and Means Committee, he is majority whip. Cox said he is seeking another term in office to complete transportation and education projects he has been working on. Cox listed amonf his accomplishments securing state money for the county's volunteer fire companies, the Decoy Museum in Havre de Grace and the battered spouse program. His priorities in the 1991 session include seeking more money for Harford Community College and public education and working with the new Susquehanna Watershed Advisory Board.

David R. Craig

Republican Craig, 41, of Havre de Grace is assistant principal at Aberdeen Middle School. He served as mayor and a councilman of Havre de Grace from 1979 to 1989. As a delegate, Craig said, he would encourage more recycling programs -- including a ban on non-recyclable materials -- to help protect the environment. Craig said he would work to get the state to give counties greater latitude to raise or lower different taxes, thus reducing their reliance on property taxes.

David M. Meadows

Meadows, 33, of Bel Air, is seeking political office for the first time.

He spent more than four years as an assistant prosecutor with the county's state's attorney before joining a private law practice in 1987. Meadows said the state needs to help counties manage growth to protect the environment. By providing the adequate infrastructure, he said, the state can ensure growth does not further harm the environment.

Mary Louise Preis

Preis, 49, of Bel Air, spent five years as an assistant prosecutor with the state attorney general's office, resigning this the summer. The Democrat said she does not have an agenda for her first year in office but thinks the top issues facing the county are taxes and state spending. If elected, she said, she would work to find new ways to raise revenue and then set priorities for spending.

Cecil W. Wood

Wood, 61, of Abingdon, is seeking his first political office. A retired draftsman at Edgewood Proving Grounds, he has served on several committees addressing issues facing the handicapped, senior citizens and the mentally ill. He has been paralyzed from the waist down since he fell 40 feet in 1955 while working at the proving grounds. If elected, Wood said, he would work to establish a two-term limit for state legislators and lessen the influence of lobbyists on legislators. Wood said the General Assembly needs more control over the budgets of government departments to cut state spending.

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