Redmond wins court victory in zoning case CAMPAIGN 1994

CAMPAIGN NOTEBOOK

September 25, 1994|By Sun staff writers John A. Morris and John Rivera compiled this report.

Thomas Redmond's zoning battles, which became a campaign issue in the primary and threatened to become one in his County Council race against Republican incumbent Carl G. "Dutch" Holland, have been resolved.

Circuit Judge H. Chester Goudy Jr. rescinded an order issued in August 1993 by the Board of Appeals that revoked Mr. Redmond's special exception to zoning laws allowing him to operate his Pasadena towing and auto salvage business. Mr. Redmond has operated the business on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard for more than 20 years.

The Board of Appeals withdrew Mr. Redmond's special exception when he missed a December 1992 deadline to comply with its conditions by planting trees and building an 8-foot-high opaque fence to screen his operation from view. Mr. Redmond, who argued that he was being singled out because of his political activity, appealed the matter to Circuit Court.

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Candidates for the District 30 legislative seats will discuss schools, crime, jobs, taxes and other issues at a political forum Tuesday sponsored by the Broadneck Federation of Community Associations.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Broadneck Library, 1275 Green Holly Drive, near Broadneck High School. District 30 includes Annapolis, Lower Broadneck, Edgewater and Shady Side.

The discussion is to include state Del. John C. Astle, a Democrat, and Clerk of the Circuit Court Mary Rose, a Republican. Both are candidates for the state Senate.

The candidates for House of Delegates include Democrats Michael Busch, Virginia Clagett and John Eldridge. The GOP delegate candidates are Phillip Bissett, Joan Beck and Rocky Rosacker.

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Nancy Schrum, a GOP Senate candidate in District 31, is organizing a forum at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Mountain Road Library to discuss issues.

Mrs. Schrum of Pasadena said the forum is open to the public and other candidates in the district, which includes Brooklyn Park, Marley Neck and Lake Shore.

Mrs. Schrum is running against Democratic incumbent Philip C. Jimeno.

For information about the forum, contact Marie Hartman at 437-3880 or Craig Anthony at 437-0036.

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The county chapter of the National Organization for Women, the YWCA Women's Center and other groups are planning a forum for county executive and County Council candidates at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The event at the Severna Park library and will focus on women's issues. Information: 263-3199.

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The Maryland Volunteer Fire and Rescue Foundation has endorsed Theodore J. Sophocleus, the Democratic nominee for county executive.

The foundation's 700 members are offering Mr. Sophocleus' campaign financial support and volunteer workers.

Mr. Sophocleus is running against Republican nominee John G. Gary. Anne Arundel County has paid and volunteer fire stations.

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House of Delegates candidate Mike Canning has been nominated as one of Anne Arundel County's Most Beautiful People and will take part in an awards ceremony at the Arundel Center in Annapolis at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Mr. Canning, a Crofton attorney, is a Democratic nominee in District 33 for one of three delegate seats there. The district includes Odenton, Severna Park and Davidsonville.

The county community service agency honors volunteers and activists through the Most Beautiful People program, part of the state's Maryland, You are Beautiful program.

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