Hollinger beats Piccinini in 11th District Democratic race PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS 1994

September 14, 1994|By Ed Brandt and Robert A. Erlandson | Ed Brandt and Robert A. Erlandson,Sun Staff Writer

Sen. Paula C. Hollinger swamped Sen. Janice Piccinini last night in their race for the Democratic nomination in the newly created 11th District of northwestern Baltimore County.

In the equally new and adjoining 10th District, Del. Delores G. Kelley squeezed by community activist Harold G. Gordon for the Democratic Senate nomination.

The new 10th, which includes Woodlawn, Randallstown and the Liberty Road corridor and has a large black majority, will bring the county its first elected African-American officials. About 20 percent of the district is in West Baltimore.

Ms. Kelley moved from the city to Randallstown last spring so she could run in the 10th, which led Mr. Gordon to call her a "carpetbagger."

In the eastern 8th District, Democratic Sen. Thomas L. Bromwell beat back a determined bid by former Del. Donna Felling, who lamented, "One more day and a few more bucks would have done it," as she conceded her loss.

Senator Bromwell was likely to face Republican Del. John J. Bishop, who was redistricted into the 8th from his Towson home base. Mr. Bishop faced Scott O. Stout in the primary.

Mr. Bishop led a GOP ticket that included incumbent Dels. Alfred Redmer Jr. and James F. Ports Jr. and newcomer Cal Clemons.

In the 7th District in Dundalk, Del. John S. Arnick, who was forced out of a judgeship after complaints about sexist remarks and returned to the House after the death of another delegate, turned out to be the leading vote-getter in unofficial returns.

Ironically, Mr. Arnick only won his seat in 1990 by six votes.

In the 12th district, which takes in southwestern Baltimore County and part of Howard County, former Sen. Edward J. Kasemeyer was running ahead of incumbent Nancy L. Murphy. No Republicans filed in the district.

The battle in the 11th District, which includes the western and northwestern areas, was provoked when the 1990 census forced redrawn district lines and Senators Hollinger and Piccinini wound up in the same district.

Ms. Hollinger will now face Republican Richard Manski, who was unopposed in the primary.

Ms. Hollinger, a nurse, said crime was the leading issue, while Ms. Piccinini, a former teacher, saw education as most important.

In the 11th District House of Delegate race, Democratic incumbents Richard Rynd and Theodore Levin were part of a field of eight running for three seats. Seven candidates ran for the Republican nominations.

Twelve Democrats were competing for the three House seats while three Republicans ran unopposed.

At Fullerton Elementary School yesterday morning, Ms. Felling got a chance to ply both of her trades -- politician and nurse.

As she greeted voters, a man tripped and fell, cutting his hand badly. The candidate dropped everything to administer first aid until paramedics could take the man to a hospital. Ms. Felling said health care was her main campaign issue.

The 9th District, which runs from Towson to the Pennsylvania line, had no Senate primary. But its two House subdistricts, 9A and 9B, saw vigorous campaigning. Republican incumbents Wade Kach and Martha Klima were favored to win the two GOP nominations in 9A and face unopposed Democrats Shelley Buckingham and Raymond Huber.

In single-delegate 9B, Democrats Carol Allen and Stephen Lafferty were competing to face the winner of a six-way GOP race.

In the Democratic Senate race in the 6th District, which includes such diverse areas as Essex, White Marsh, Baldwin and Glenarm, incumbent Democrat Michael J. Collins was favored to beat Alexander "Bob" Page Jr., 67, a retired Orphans' Court judge.

The winner of that race is is likely to Republican Alfred E. Clasing Jr., a longtime Bethlehem Steel employee.

On the ticket with Mr. Collins was the county House delegation chairman E. Farrell Maddox, an eight-year veteran, and Michael H. Weir, seeking his sixth House term.

In the rough-and-tumble 7th District, which includes Rosedale and Dundalk, Democratic Sen. Norman R. Stone Jr. appeared safe for another term.

Altogether 10 Democrats sought nominations for three seats, while only two Republicans filed.

In sub-District 47B in southwest Baltimore County, Democratic incumbent Del. Thomas E. Dewberry faced John K. Milani for the House seat. Republican Steven Cumby was unopposed.

Two House seats were at stake in sub-District 12A, which includes Catonsville and Arbutus and a small part of Howard. Incumbents Kenneth H. Masters and Louis P. Morsberger sought re-election in the five-candidate Democratic primary. Four Republicans were running.

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