Kreamer declares for Bentley seat CAMPAIGN 1994

February 22, 1994|By Phyllis Brill | Phyllis Brill,Sun Staff Writer

Democrat Barbara O. Kreamer, a former state delegate who made an unsuccessful bid for Congress in 1990, officially declared her candidacy yesterday for the state's 2nd District seat being vacated by Republican Helen D. Bentley.

Mrs. Kreamer, whose first political election was to the Harford County Council in 1978, made the announcement at Bel Air High School, where she taught English for five years before entering public service.

She said her campaign and term in office would focus on four issues: "more and better jobs, quality schools, safer neighborhoods and clean government." She was expected to file with the State Board of Elections in Annapolis this morning.

The 2nd District covers eastern and northern Baltimore County, all of Harford County and a small part of Anne Arundel County along the Chesapeake Bay. Four other Democrats and two Republicans have declared their candidacies for the 2nd District seat.

After four years on the County Council, Mrs. Kreamer, who lives in Aberdeen, was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates.

She served there from 1982 to 1990, when she unsuccessfully challenged then-Rep. Roy P. Dyson in the Democratic primary for Maryland's 1st Congressional District seat, which then covered part of Harford County.

As a state delegate, Mrs. Kreamer chaired the House subcommittee on procurement law and supported comparable worth, family leave and increased education funding.

She also chaired the legislative committee of the Women Legislators of Maryland.

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