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August 21, 1994

95,016 registered to vote in primary

Harford County voters number 95,016, after a steady stream of people registered to vote last Monday, the final voter registration day for the Sept. 13 primary election.

"We weren't overcrowded," said Rita A. Dather, administrator of the Harford County Board of Supervisors of Elections, adding that many voters registered that day at the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration office on Route 24.

Of those registered, 51,279 are Democrats; 35,595 are Republicans; 8,048 are independents; and 94 listed other affiliations. In the primary election, voters can only vote for candidates in the party with which they are affiliated.

Voter registration will reopen Sept. 26 for the general election on Nov. 8.

Candidate Preis goes door to door

Mary Louise Preis, Democratic candidate for the House of Delegates, District 34, will be walking door to door this week to discuss issues with residents.

Her schedule today is Susquehanna River Hills, Havre de Grace; tomorrow, Box Hill North, Abingdon; Tuesday, Willoughby Beach Road, Edgewood; Wednesday, Homestead Village, Bel Air; Thursday, Windemere Estates, Aberdeen; and Friday, Joppa Farm Road and Towne Center Drive, Joppatowne.

Ms. Preis will be walking from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today and from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. during the week.

Preis campaign plans picnic fund-raiser

Friends of Mary Louise Preis, Democratic candidate for re-election to the House of Delegates, have scheduled a country picnic fund-raiser for 4 p.m. Saturday at the barn at Millsted, Whitaker Mill Road.

Tickets are $20 a person; children 12 and under free.

Country cooking and music will be featured.

& Information: 838-6279.

Congressional hopeful Brewster in Edgewood

Del. Gerry L. Brewster, a Democratic candidate for Congress in the 2nd District, will meet Harford County residents from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow at Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood.

Hors d'oeuvres will be served and a cash bar is available.

Other Harford County candidates also will attend to discuss issues with constituents. Information: 828-1995.

Business group makes endorsements

Harford Business for Responsible Government has conducted its endorsement polling for the September primary election.

Candidates the organization is supporting are Art Helton, Democrat, for County Council president; H. Dean Freeman, Democrat, and James Haney, Republican, in Council District A; Charles Brockmeyer, Democrat, and Donald Beynon, Republican, in Council District B; and John Haggerty, Democrat, and Mark Decker, Republican, Council District C.

The business group did not endorse candidates who are running unopposed. Positions in those races will be taken after the primary election.

Wilson petitions gain her a ballot spot

Catharine Wilson of Street has delivered more than 2,500 petition signatures to the board of elections to qualify for a place on the ballot as an Independent candidate for state Senate in District 35 in the November general election.

Mrs. Wilson, mother of County Council President Jeffrey D. Wilson, said she decided to run because she believes it is important that voters have a clear choice in the Senate seat now being help by William D. Amoss.

Wilson campaign workers collected signatures in Harford and Cecil counties. Mrs. Wilson needed 1,651 signatures to be eligible to appear on the ballot.

A Harford County election board official confirmed that enough signatures on the petition were validated to make Mrs. Wilson a candidate.

Mrs. Wilson is running her campaign on the theme of less

government and more individual responsibility.

Pierno chosen to head Democratic group

Councilwoman Theresa Pierno, a candidate for Harford County Council president, was recently elected president of the Maryland Democratic County Officials, an organization that educates and encourages citizens to run for local elected office.

Parris N. Glendening, Democratic candidate for governor, and Patrick J. Smith, Democratic candidate for attorney general, attended the installation ceremony last week.

Barker fund-raiser at historic mansion

A fund-raiser for the re-election of Democratic incumbent Philip J. Barker to the Harford County Council in District F is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 1, at the historic Spencer Silver Mansion, 200 S. Union Ave., Havre de Grace.

Wine, cheese, beer, soft drinks and finger foods will be featured.

Reservations are requested by Wednesday.

8, Information: 939-1097 or (800) 780-1485.


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