Ex-Rep. Holt endorses Ehrlich for 2nd District seat CAMPAIGN NOTEBOOK

June 05, 1994

Former U.S. Rep. Marjorie Holt, a Pasadena resident, embraced state Del. Robert Ehrlich last week in his bid for the 2nd District congressional seat.

Mr. Ehrlich, a Baltimore County Republican, appeared with Mrs. Holt at Cookies Kitchen on Mountain Road Thursday morning to announce that the former congresswoman will coordinate his campaign in Anne Arundel.

"The bottom line to Marjorie Holt is she is a class act," said Mr. Ehrlich. "That is the reason everyone beats on her door and wants her endorsement."

Mrs. Holt said she hopes to rally Democratic and Republican support for Mr. Ehrlich. She won re-election six times before retiring in 1986 and was as welcome in Democratic clubs as she was in GOP circles.

The 2nd District, now represented by Helen Delich Bentley, includes much of Pasadena between Rock Creek and the Magothy River. The district is dominated by eastern Baltimore County.

Mr. Ehrlich, a Timonium resident, is opposed in the GOP primary by Towson banker William J. Frank.

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Rocky Rosacker of Annapolis is seeking one of three Republican nominations to the House of Delegates in District 30.

Mr. Rosacker, vice president of an international consulting firm and a former Marine, has lived in the district, which includes Arnold, Mayo, Harwood and Shady Side, since 1980. He lives with his wife, daughter and son.

He is the third Republican to enter the race. Joan Beck, a member of the GOP Central Committee, and incumbent Phillip Bissett also are expected to appear on the September primary ballot.

Mr. Rosacker had scheduled a fund-raiser yesterday at the Fleet Reserve Club in Annapolis. Ms. Beck has an event planned at 3 p.m. today at Beth and Walter Wayson's Farm, 412 Polling

House Road, Harwood.

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A second slate of Republican candidates has announced its campaign for the three District 31 House of Delegates seats.

Doug Arnold of Chesterfield, David Blanch of Hickory Point Road, and Victoria Schade of Cedarwood Cove make up the "Responsible Leadership-District 31" slate. The district includes Brooklyn Park, Riviera Beach, Pasadena and portions of Severna Park.

The three, who met while volunteering for Mrs. Bentley's 1992 re-election campaign, will face the "Four for '94" ticket in September's GOP primary.

Mr. Arnold, 26, is a budget and personnel officer in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court. He also is president of the Kiwanis Club of Mountain Road.

Mr. Blanch, 56, is a businessman and vice president of the board for Alternative Living Inc., an agency helping people with developmental disabilities.

Ms. Schade, 23, is a legislative aide to state Dels. James F. Ports Jr. and Albert W. Redmer Jr., both Baltimore County Republicans and represents the Cedarwood Cove Community Association on the Greater Pasadena Council.

Four for '94 includes Joseph "Jack" Feehley for Senate, and Brian G. Brooks, John F. McGahagan and James J. Riley for the House.

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Dan Nataf, a professor of political science at the University of Maryland at Baltimore County, has joined a crowded field of Democrats seeking three House of Delegates seats from District 33.

Mr. Nataf, 40, of Severna Park announced his candidacy last week at a meeting of the Severna Park Democratic Club. He is vice president of the club. He also represents his Fairwinds-on-the-Severn community on the Greater Severna Park Council.

Seven candidates, including incumbent Marsha Perry of Crofton, are expected to vie for the three Democratic nominations in the September primary. District 33 includes Fort Meade, Crofton, Davidsonville and Crownsville.

Mr. Nataf said he might have announced sooner but was delayed by concern that County Executive Robert R. Neall would run for re-election, something Mr. Neall has said he will not do. He worried that a Neall re-election bid would force state Del. John G. Gary, a Millersville Republican, out of the executive race and back into the race for his State House seat.

"The man with the finger in the dike is Bob Neall, and it's paralyzing everybody in the county," he said.

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Mr. Gary has filed his candidacy for the Republican nomination for county executive with the county election board.

Mr. Gary, who announced his plans last December, said he is undeterred by persistent rumors that Mr. Neall will run for re-election. In a press release last week, the Millersville resident said he is ready to meet "all comers."

He is the second executive candidate to file with the election board. Larry Walker, an Anne Arundel County policeman, filed last winter to place his name on the Democratic primary ballot in September.

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