Ecker, Gray to speak to Wheatfield groupThe Wheatfield...

CAMPAIGN NOTES

October 23, 1994

Ecker, Gray to speak to Wheatfield group

The Wheatfield Homeowners Association is sponsoring a candidates forum at 8:30 p.m. tomorrowat Ellicott Mills Middle School, 4445 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City.

The forum will include Republican County Executive Charles I. Ecker and Democratic challenger Susan Gray, as well as Darrel Drown and George Layman, candidates for County Council. The audience will be able to ask questions.

West Side Village plans candidates forum

The West Side Village Associations will sponsor a candidates forum at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia.

The forum will feature candidates for county executive, County Council and the state legislature. It will be moderated by Carli Flippen of the Columbia Flier.

Information: 730-3888.

District 12 candidates to answer questions

District 12 state Senate candidates Edward J. Kasemeyer and David P. Maier will meet in a public forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Arbutus. The new district includes southwest Baltimore County, parts of Ellicott City, Columbia, Elkridge and western Howard County.

Each candidate will introduce himself, explain why he should be elected, then answer questions.

The forum, sponsored by United We Stand, America of Maryland, will be held at the Arbutus Library, 1581 Sulphur Spring Road.

Information: 730-7536.

Ballot question explained at forum

The state's attorney for Howard County and the Maryland Coalition for a Constitutional Amendment will sponsor a town meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City.

The topic will be the Constitutional amendment for Victims' Rights, Question 1 on the Nov. 8 ballot.

The ballot question will be explained and questions about its application to crime victims' rights will be answered.

Call 313-3151 to attend.

Candidates for county, state seats to speak

The Columbia villages of Dorsey's Search, Harper's Choice, Hickory Ridge, River Hill, Town Center and Wilde Lake will sponsor a candidates forum at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at 5430 Vantage Point Road in Columbia.

Candidates for county executive, County Council, state Senate and the House of Delegates are expected to attend. This forum will give people a chance to ask questions and listen to candidates' views.

Refreshments will be served afterward.

Democratic Club of Ellicott City to meet

The Ellicott City Democratic Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bare Bones Restaurant in St. Johns Plaza, Route 40.

The topic will be the election and what members can do to help.

Information: 788-4899.

Executive candidate to hold town meeting

Susan Gray, candidate for Howard County executive, will hold a town meeting at 7 p.m. Friday at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.

Residents may express their concerns and ask questions.

Information: 442-1391.

Sierra Club supports Referendum B

The Howard County Group of the Sierra Club has endorsed Referendum B on allowing comprehensive zoning decisions to be taken to referendum.

It also has endorsed John Taylor for County Council in District 5. Mr. Taylor is a strong advocate of Referendum B.

Dupuy goes to Haiti to share expertise

Recent Maryland state Senate candidate Michael B. Dupuy left for Haiti last week. He was invited by the Center for International Policy of the Brookings Institute.

Mr. Dupuy lost in the Democratic District 14 Senate primary to James P. Mundy. After losing a bid for Congress in 1992, he founded the Haitian-American Political Action Committee.

Mr. Dupuy's family is originally from Haiti and his father served as ambassador-at-large for Haiti under President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Mr. Dupuy has discussed Haiti with public policy officials including Michael Barnes, Dante Caputo, Charles B. Rangel, Albert R. Wynn, Joseph P. Kennedy II and other members of Congress. He also had a private meeting with Father Aristide.

"This trip will allow me to assess firsthand what the needs of Haiti are, and develop a strategy to help Haiti climb from the bottom," Mr. Dupuy said. "I plan to include a broad range of American input and especially listen to what Haitian-Americans think and feel."

Democratic campaign volunteers welcomed

Anyone wishing to work on any of the Democratic campaigns may call the Democratic Central Committee.

Information: Teresa Rush, 995-1020.

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