Eight Annapolis residents, including a deputy sheriff, a high schoolgovernment teacher and a former mayoral candidate, have formally decided to seek Dr. Aris T. Allen's District 30 House of Delegates seat.
Two others, including Allen's choice for his successor, are stillexpected to apply, said Laura Green Treffer, chairwoman of the county Republican State Central Committee. Applications had to be hand-delivered or postmarked yesterday, she said.
Treffer said she has received resumes from:
* Larry Vincent, an Annapolis clothier and GOP mayoral candidate in 1989.
* Patrick Ogle, a deputy sheriff, who ran for County Council in last summer's primary.
* Rosemary Miller, a teacher at South River High School.
* Phillip Bissett, a Mayo resident and warehouseman, who ran for the District 30 seat in November.
* Greg Baldwin, formerly presidentof Baldwin Service Center.
* Louise Rothchild Beauregard, a perennial candidate for state office.
* Joan Beck, aide to House Minority Leader Ellen Sauerbray and vice president of the county central committee.
* Stuart Morris, a central committee member and Severn River activist.
Treffer said she had not yet received applications from John Rice, a member of Annapolis' GOP central committee, or Dallas Evans, who owns a dry cleaning business.
Allen, who committed suicide Feb. 8, sent letters to committee members recommending Evans, who served as his campaign treasurer.
Treffer said an unidentifiedwoman also picked up an application at GOP headquarters Wednesday, which means an 11th may enter the race, she said.
The committee will interview the candidates at 6 p.m. March 1 in the Arundel Center's County Council chambers.
The 13-member panel will vote March 2 and send its recommendation to Gov. William Donald Schaefer on March 4, Treffer said.
The two candidates who are committee members are able to vote under state law, Treffer said.
Beck and Morris will be interviewed first and then allowed to join the rest of the committee to hear the remaining candidates' comments, she said.
"But they are prohibited from asking any other candidates questions because the others can't ask them questions," Treffer said. "We're trying to level the playing field."