Debate between executive candidates to be on cable CAMPAIGN 1994


October 02, 1994|By Sun staff writer John A. Morris compiled this report.

Candidates for county executive will exchange views at 7:45 p.m. Oct. 13 during a one-hour debate televised live on Jones Intercable.

The debate will be held at Anne Arundel Community College's Pascal Center for the Performing Arts in Arnold. Admission is free.

The moderator will be Rod Daniels, co-anchorman of WBAL-TV News at Six and Eleven. The candidates will be questioned by Elise Armacost, an opinion writer for The Sun; Tom Marquart, an editor with the Capital of Annapolis; and Samuel "Sonny" Goldreich, a reporter with Baltimore Business Journal.

Jones Intercable will rebroadcast the debate on Channel 22 at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 14 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17.

North Arundel Cable TV will air the debate at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 20 on Channel 52.

TCI Cablevision of Annapolis will broadcast the taped forum at 10:30 p.m. Oct. 19 and Nov. 7, the eve of the election.


A public opinion poll of 400 county voters Sept. 19 and 20 found that state Dels. Theodore J. Sophocleus, a Linthicum Democrat, and John G. Gary, a Millersville Republican, are in a virtual tie in the race for county executive.

The poll, paid for by Mr. Gary's campaign, found that 40 percent of the voters favored the Republican. Mr. Sophocleus had the support of 40.5 percent of the voters polled.

The poll was conducted by Public Opinion Strategies of Alexandria, Va. The poll's margin of error is 4.9 percent.

Mr. Gary released the poll in an attempt to show that he is gaining on the better-known Democrat. A poll commissioned by Mr. Gary in mid-May showed him trailing Mr. Sophocleus 19 percent to 27 percent.


County Councilman David G. Boschert will hold his eighth annual Octoberfest from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday at Blob's Park on state Route 175 in Jessup. Mr. Boschert, who is leaving the council because of the county's term limit law, is a Democratic candidate for the House of Delegates in District 33.

Tickets are $25. Information: 266-0637.


Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr., who is running for re-election, will speak to the Friday Morning Democratic Breakfast Club on Friday.

The breakfast meeting begins at 7:45 a.m. at Buddy's Crabs & Ribs, 100 Main St., Annapolis.

Other speakers this month include District 30 Senate candidate John C. Astle on Oct. 14 and 1st Congressional District candidate Ralph Geis on Oct. 21. Candace Beckett, a candidate for registrar of wills, and the three Democratic nominees for Orphans' Court will address the group Oct. 28. The meetings are open to the public.


State Senate candidate John C. Astle has received the endorsement of the Maryland Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC).

Mr. Astle is a state delegate and Democrat. He is running against Clerk of the Circuit Court Mary Rose, a Republican, in District 30, which includes Annapolis, Broadneck and Edgewater.

BIPAC represents businesses and trade associations statewide.


The Anne Arundel Trade Council will hold a forum for County Council candidates from all seven councilmanic districts at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 21.

The event is planned for the lower level of the Conte Building, 116 Defense Highway, Annapolis. Candidates will respond to questions from the trade council's committees.

Admission of $10 includes lunch. Information: 757-6709.


A $100-a-person fund-raiser for incumbent state Sen. Michael Wagner will be held Oct. 27 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Michael's Eighth Avenue, the catering hall the senator's family owns in Glen Burnie.

Mr. Wagner, a District 32 Democrat, is running against County Council Chairman C. Edward Middlebrooks.

District 32 includes Glen Burnie, Severn and Old Mill.

Information: 768-7901.

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