AFL-CIO backs Sophocleus for county executive

CAMPAIGN NOTEBOOK

June 22, 1994

Del. Theodore J. Sophocleus has won the endorsement of the AFL-CIO's Baltimore Metropolitan Council in his race for the Democratic nomination for county executive.

A committee of representatives from several local unions interviewed prospective candidates for county executive, county councils and state legislative offices for two weeks and made recommendations at a meeting of the council Thursday. Endorsements are based on questionnaires, interviews and voting records.

George F. Bachman, a Linthicum Democrat, and Carl G. "Dutch" Holland, a Pasadena Republican completing his first term on the council, were the only incumbents to win AFL-CIO endorsement.

The labor organization also endorsed Democrats Robert McMurtrie, running in the 4th County Council District, David DeAngelis for the 5th District and Melinda Hamilton for Annapolis' 6th District.

For sheriff, the union endorsed Democrat George Johnson, and it favored incumbent State's Attorney Frank R. Weathersbee.

In State House races, the AFL-CIO endorsed Democrats John Eldridge and Michael Busch for delegate in District 30; Philip C. Jimeno for senator and Joan Cadden and W. Ray Huff for District 31; Mary Ann Love and Victor Sulin for District 32; and Hal Counihan, Dan Nataf and Marsha Perry for District 33.

The AFL-CIO's congressional endorsements include Democrats Steven Estaugh in District 1, Connie Galiazzo DeJuliis in District 2, and Benjamin L. Cardin in District 3.

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Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest last week endorsed John Greiber for state's attorney, offering to work actively for the Republican candidate in the primary and general elections. Mr. Greiber, an Annapolis attorney, is opposing Democratic incumbent Frank R. Weathersbee.

"John Greiber has demonstrated the kind of professional integrity and commitment to service that it takes to be a good state's attorney," Mr. Gilchrest said in a statement. "If we in our community are truly going to address the issue of crime, we need more people like John in office."

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The Severna Park Democratic Club is planning a crab feast fund-raiser for Saturday. The event, which costs $25 per person, is to run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Riverdale Restaurant on Inverness Road.

For more information, contact Ed Doyas at 647-6219 or Charlie Vane at 647-9830.

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Steven D. Feinstein of Annapolis is seeking one of three seats on the county Democratic State Central Committee from District 30, which includes the Broadneck Peninsula, Deale, Harwood and Shady Side.

The central committee is the chief policy-making body of the county party.

Mr. Feinstein is a former budget analyst with the Maryland General Assembly who works for the state Department of Human Resources in Baltimore. He wants the committee to become more involved in civic affairs, including job festivals and public policy forums.

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The Friends of Dan Nataf is sponsoring a fund-raiser for the Democratic candidate for House of Delegates in District 33 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Fairwinds Beach Club in Severna Park.

Tickets are $25 each. For information call 544-6440.

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Republican council members Diane Evans and Carl G. "Dutch" Holland are expected to announce their candidacies for re-election next week, Ms. Evans at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Anne Arundel Community College and Mr. Holland at noon next Wednesday at the Wooden Nickel restaurant in Pasadena. Both are seeking second terms.

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Del. Mary Ann Love, a District 32 Democrat, will hold a fund-raiser from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Tuesday at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. Tickets cost $25 per person. Dress is casual for an "old fashioned picnic." For information, call 768-5091.

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The Committee to Elect Ted Sophocleus will sponsor "An Elegant Evening" cocktail party from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Sunday at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. Mr. Sophocleus is to formally announce his candidacy for county executive at the event.

Tickets cost $30 per person and can be obtained by calling 768-4770 or 850-4175.

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