Two candidates ranked among 'least credible' CAMPAIGN 1994

November 03, 1994

The Maryland League of Conservation Voters has listed two Anne Arundel Republicans among the state's "least credible environmental candidates."

The league, the political arm of environmental groups across the state, ranked state Del. Phillip D. Bissett of Edgewater and delegate candidate Robert Baldwin of Crownsville among the state's "dirty half-dozen" with GOP gubernatorial candidate Ellen R. Sauerbrey.

The group criticizes Mr. Baldwin for his position in the family business, Reliable Contracting, which is planning construction on the Jabez Branch, a small stream in Gambrills.

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State Del. Joan Cadden, a Democrat, has been named Legislator of the Year by the Maryland Classified Employees Association.

Mrs. Cadden, who is seeking re-election in District 31, pushed through legislation for the MCEA that allowed state employees to donate sick leave to a "bank" from which other workers may draw when they have exhausted their leave. The law went into effect Oct. 1.

The MCEA also has endorsed Mrs. Cadden and the other District 31 incumbents -- Sen. Philip C. Jimeno and Dels. C. Stokes Kolodziejski and W. Ray Huff -- for re-election. Their Republican opponents are Doug Arnold, former Del. John Leopold, and Vicki Schade for delegate and Nancy Schrum for Senate.

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Annapolis Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins has announced that he is endorsing Democratic challenger George F. Johnson IV for Anne Arundel County sheriff.

Mr. Hopkins said he based his choice on the budget problems of the incumbent sheriff, Robert G. Pepersack Sr., a Republican elected in 1990 who has overspent his annual budget three times since he has been in office and repeatedly feuded with the county executive and County Council over spending.

The mayor, a Democrat, said he has occasionally endorsed Republicans and "it isn't because he's a Republican that I'm against him.

"It's been his management that I have problems with."

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