Firefighters group backs Sophocleus CAMPAIGN '94

October 19, 1994|By Sun staff writer John A. Morris compiled this report.

The Anne Arundel Volunteer Fire Fighters Association has endorsed Democrat Theodore J. Sophocleus' bid for county executive.

Art Spencer, president of the volunteer association, said Mr. Sophocleus, a former county councilman, is better qualified than Republican John G. Gary to end a dispute between the volunteers and the paid firefighters union.

Mr. Spencer said the volunteers would provide Mr. Sophocleus with financial support and campaign workers.


Sheriff Robert G. Pepersack Sr. has received the endorsement of the Maryland Troopers Association, which represents 2,100 active and retired members of the state police.

Mr. Pepersack, a Republican, is a retired state trooper. He is running for a second four-year term against county police Sgt. George Johnson.

The sheriff is planning a bull roast Friday at La Fontaine Bleu to raise money for his campaign. The event begins at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $25.

Information: 766-0265.


John Eldridge Jr., a candidate for state House of Delegates in District 30, has joined the Team 30 slate of Democrats.

The ticket also includes Del. John C. Astle for state Senate and Del. Michael E. Busch and County Councilwoman Virginia P. Clagett for delegate.

District 30 includes Lower Broadneck, Annapolis and Edgewater.


The Teachers Association of Anne Arundel County, which released most of its endorsements in the summer, is backing three more Democrats running for the state House of Delegates.

The union endorsed John Eldridge Jr. in District 30 (Annapolis, Edgewater, Shady Side), Thomas Dixon III in District 32 (Linthicum, Glen Burnie, Maryland City) and Michael Canning in District 33 (Odenton, Crofton, Severna Park).


Anne Arundel Voters for Environmental Justice has endorsed Republican C. Edward Middlebrooks in the District 32 Senate race.

The committee, which released most of its endorsements before the primary, also recently endorsed Michael Busch in the District 30 House of Delegates race.

The group's platform includes controlling growth, creating affordable, energy-efficient housing, and protecting the environment.


The Sierra Club's Anne Arundel County Group has endorsed three Republicans and nine Democrats for county offices.

The local chapter of the national conservationists' club supports Democrat Theodore J. Sophocleus for county executive.

For County Council, it endorsed:

Democrat Thomas Redmond in District 3 (Pasadena); Republican Bert Rice in District 4 (Odenton, Crownsville); Democrat David DeAngelis in District 5 (Severna Park, Arnold); Democrat Melinda Hamilton in District 6 (Annapolis); Republican John Klocko in District 6 (Crofton, Lothian).

The club endorsed incumbent state Sen John A. Cade, a Republican, for re-election representing District 33, which includes Odenton and Davidsonville.

For state delegate, it supports Democrats Michael Busch, Virginia Clagett and John Eldridge Jr. in District 30 (Lower Broadneck, Annapolis, Edgewater); and Marsha Perry and Michael Canning in District 33.


Republican Bert Rice has scheduled a Halloween party for Oct. 28, to raise money for his campaign for the District 4 County Council seat.

The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Odenton Volunteer Fire Hall. Tickets cost $15 a person and include dinner, dancing and beverages. Costumes or casual wear are recommended. Prizes awarded for best costumes. Information: 551-2777 or 672-3680.

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