Towns Go To Polls

Turnout Heavy In Most Areas

May 15, 1991|By Staff report

Voters in Hampstead, New Windsor, Union Bridge and Westminster elected officials the past two days and, except for in Hampstead, turnout was heavy.

Here is a brief look at the outcomes:

* Hampstead had only 79 of nearly 1,100 registered voters castingballots for mayor and two council seats.

C. Clinton Becker, 43, who has served on the council since 1989, was elected mayor with 73 votes. Councilman Arthur H. Moler, 58, won a third term with 52 votes, while Councilman Gary W. Bauer, 44, was elected by 46 votes to the post he was appointed to last fall.

* New Windsor had 175 of its 315registered voters choose among three incumbents and two challengers for three council seats.

D. Kenneth Grimes, 76, won his fifth termwith 113 votes; Everett R. Ecker Sr., 66, and Terry Petry, 36, both garnered second terms with 158 and 119 votes, respectively.

Ex-police chief Charles W. "Tooter" Fritz and Roy A. Johnson, finished with62 and 47 votes, respectively.

* Union Bridge had 266 of 455 registered voters take part in an election that chose Councilman Perry L.Jones Jr. to fill the seat vacated by retiring Mayor Edward L. Williar, who had the job for 35 years. Jones edged out fellow Councilman Scott W. Davis, 137-126.

Voters also selected incumbents Jeffery Six (216 votes) and Bret Grossnickle(190 votes) over challenger Edgar C. Wentz (98 votes) to fill two council seats. As the new mayor, Joneswill appoint someone to fill his vacant council seat, with council approval.

* Westminster's record 1,224 voters removed Samuel V. Greenholtz and Mark S. Snyder, both seeking second terms.

Supplantingthem are Kenneth A. Yowan, a former councilman, and newcomers Rebecca A. Orenstein and Stephen R. Chapin Sr., who won four-year seats in their first attempts at elective office. The third seat opened when Council President Kenneth J. Hornberger decided not to seek a third term.

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