Miedusiewski considers seeking City Council seat

September 29, 1994|By Rafael Alvarez | Rafael Alvarez,Sun Staff Writer

American Joe Miedusiewski may wind up representing his beloved East Baltimore once again -- on the Baltimore City Council.

Mr. Miedusiewski, a Canton tavern owner who spent 20 years in the General Assembly before his failed run for governor this year, said he has been contacted about filling a 1st District vacancy on the council.

The vacancy will be created when Councilman Perry Sfikas moves to the General Assembly in January. He faces no Republican opposition in his bid to take over the state Senate seat that Mr. Miedusiewski abandoned for his gubernatorial bid.

Last night, Mr. Miedusiewski said he was not actively seeking the council spot, but is keenly interested. He said 1st District Councilman Nicholas C. D'Adamo Jr. has asked him to take the job, but John L. Cain, the district's other representative, has someone else in mind.

Traditionally, a district's remaining council members choose someone to fill a vacancy. If they can't agree, the full council

votes on all interested candidates.

Neither Mr. D'Adamo nor Mr. Cain could be reached for comment last night.

"There's not a vacancy until after the general election," said City Council president Mary Pat Clarke last night. "I think Joe's a good candidate, but I'm not going to make an endorsement this early. I think Nick and John will work out who they want by January."

Mr. Miedusiewski, who gave up his 46th District seat to seek the Democratic nomination for governor, said the council job is one of several options he's considering.

"I might become a lobbyist; I may go into the private sector," said Mr. Miedusiewski, who finished a distant second in the primary to Parris N. Glendening. "I've got a lot on my schedule right now."

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