Endorsements in District 33

August 19, 1994

The 33rd District is so packed with experienced, qualified candidates for the House of Delegates that we wish it were possible to move some of them into other areas of Anne Arundel County. The Democratic field is especially loaded. The eight candidates include incumbent Marsha G. Perry, County Councilman David G. Boschert, former school board president Patricia A. Huecker, Anne Arundel Community College professor Harold Counihan, University of Maryland-Baltimore County professor Daniel D. Nataf and Crofton activist Michael Canning. Any of these people would do well in Annapolis.

Democratic voters, of course, can nominate only three. One of those should be Mrs. Perry, a delegate since 1986. She has been active on environmental issues, and her views on welfare and children's issues show an understanding of the system's ills coupled with realism and compassion.

Our second endorsement goes to Mr. Nataf, one of the brightest minds running in any district. Many candidates say what they think people want to hear when asked about crime, education and welfare; Mr. Nataf offers realistic, detailed, thoughtful solutions.

The third endorsement is a difficult choice between Mr. Counihan and Mrs. Huecker, both poised and knowledgeable. Voters cannot lose with either one, but Mr. Counihan has a slight edge because he is better at negotiation, a quality needed to get things done in Annapolis.

The GOP, which historically has dominated the 33rd, has put forward a slate of six. We recommend David Almy, Robert C. Baldwin and Janet Greenip.

A former aide to County Executive Robert R. Neall and former speech writer to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Mr. Almy possesses a clear understanding of the legislative process. Mr. Baldwin is a civic and party activist. A moderate who comes out of the Marjorie Holt camp, he has the fortitude to take unpopular positions; his vocal support of the proposed Redskins stadium is an example. Mrs. Greenip is a teacher and civic and party leader whose conservative platform falls along traditional party lines.

District 33 state Sen. John A. Cade is unopposed in both the primary and general elections.

Monday: County Council Districts 1 and 2.

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