Local GOP leadership chooses new member Hughes to finish Frazier's term

July 08, 1993|By Kerry O'Rourke | Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer

The Carroll County Republican Central Committee has chosen Koreen Hughes of Eldersburg as its newest member.

Mrs. Hughes, 43, replaces Vice Chair Robin B. Frazier of Manchester, who resigned, Chairman Thomas W. Bowen said yesterday.

Mrs. Hughes will finish Ms. Frazier's term, which expires in November 1994.

Mrs. Hughes, a Texas native and former teacher, is such a devoted party member that she named two of her children after famous Republicans.

Her 14-year-old daughter is named Reagan. Mrs. Hughes said she met former President Ronald Reagan while working on one of his campaigns. Her 8-year-old son is named Charlton, after Charlton Heston, whom she said she met at the 1984 Republican convention.

"I've been active in politics since 1976," Mrs. Hughes said.

She is a member of the South Carroll Republican Club and has campaigned for former President George Bush, Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, R-6th, state Sen. Larry E. Haines, R-Carroll, and Carroll Commissioner Donald I. Dell.

Mrs. Hughes said she knocked on 3,000 doors for Republican candidates during the 1992 election.

She wants to get more volunteers involved in politics. It's important "that people are less pessimistic about their government. We can get involved," she said.

Mrs. Hughes and her husband, Mark, and their three children moved to Carroll from Lubbock, Texas, four years ago. They also have a daughter, Jessica, 11.

"When we came here, I said I have to live in a county where there's more Republicans than Democrats," she said.

In the 1992 general election, Republicans outnumbered Democrats by 2,564 in Carroll. Republicans had 31,195 registered voters and Democrats had 28,631, election board numbers showed.

Four people applied for the Central Committee opening, Mr. Bowen said. The committee has seven members who serve four-year terms. They are elected in the primary election.

"I'm really looking forward to Koreen joining the committee. She's been extremely active," he said.

Mrs. Hughes is a member of Chapelgate Presbyterian Church in Ellicott City and is active in her children's school activities. In Texas, she taught government and history in middle and high schools. Her husband works for the Social Security Administration.

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