The League of Women Voters guide to Baltimore City's primary election

September 10, 1995

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization (( which works to promote political responsibility through the informed and active participation of citizens in their government. The League does not support or oppose any political party or candidate.

The candidates' answers appear as submitted in response to a non-partisan questionnaire. If answers exceeded the specified word limitation, the additional words were cut where practical from the end of the candidates' statement.

Registered independent voters can vote in the Republican primary.

Primary Election: September 12, 1995

Polls Open: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m


Question asked of candidates for Baltimore City Council:

Priorities: What are your priorities if elected?


Vote for 3

Lloyd R. Barnes III (D)

Biography: Age: 31. Dunbar High School 1983; graduate

Sojourner-Douglass College 1994, business administration; member of national dean's list (college). President of Big B Realty Company; lifelong resident of Baltimore City except for when in the military; active in my community.

Priorities: Economics development of Baltimore City; improvement of education in Baltimore City Public Schools; make Baltimore City a safer environment for all.

Phillip A. Brown, Jr. (D)

Biography: Age: 40. Attended Baltimore City schools and Morgan State College. Longtime resident of Baltimore City; active PTA president; active community leader.

Priorities: I make things better for the city and its residents, make things happen for people and city.

Joan Carter Conway (D)

Biography: Age: 44. Graduate of the University of Baltimore, BA in sociology. Work: Hub director, Baltimore City government, more than 20 years of service to Baltimore citizenry. The Jentry McDonald Corp. program director, S.U.R.E. program, provides wrap-around services for homeless families. Volunteer: Numerous community service programs and organizationsI

Priorities: Crime, to reduce crime and implement citywide community policing; education, reduction of classroom size and the establishment of alternative schools for disruptive students; and expand employment opportunities.

Wilbur E. "Bill" Cunningham (D)

Biography: Age: 45. Baltimore City College, Towson State University, University of Baltimore MA public administration. 3rd District City Council representative since 1987; chair Health & Environment Committee; vice-chair Education & Human Resources Committee; member of the Planning Commission; past chair Land Use Committee.

Priorities: To continue efforts to make Baltimore a livable city that works for all citizens. Furthering my efforts to create a safe

environment; improve education; pursue promotion of economic and employment development. I'm involved in promoting regional cooperation and plan to continue that work.

Robert W. Curran (D)

Biography: Age: Not given. Blessed Sacrament School; Loyola High School; Mt. St. Mary's College; Community College of Baltimore. Baltimore City Democratic State Central Committee 1982-present; Vice-chair Baltimore City Democratic State Central Committee 1988-present; Executive board MD State Democratic Party; member Original Northwood Community Association I

Priorities: Play a role in reducing gun violence, and implement innovative ways to reduce the demand for drugs. Guarantee each student a new opportunity to learn in a safe non-disruptive environment. Be accessible and responsive to all City constituents.

Michael V. Dobson (D)

Biography: Age 45. Baltimore public schools; Morgan State College, mathematics, business administration.

Priorities: My major concern is the condition of the public school system and its effect on the city. I believe that an effective school system can have a significant impact on crime, the environment, housing, business, and citizen flight from the city.

Nina Harper (D)

Biography: Age: 44. St. Frances Academy, some college (business administration). Extensive training, sales and budget management. Elected Democratic State Central Committee-45th District, and secretary, Baltimore City delegation. Belair Edison community organizer; YMCA Adult Achiever Mentoring program; member of St. Francis Xavier Church.

Priorities: I intend to focus immediately on public safety, youth (education and recreation) and neighborhood preservation. I will work with all neighborhoods to develop a collaborative plan to deal with the problems at hand.

Dan L. Hiegel (D)

Biography: Age: 41. St. Mary's, Govans; Northern High School. Experience: Publicly naming pedestrian armed robbery as the country's primary problem in 1991.

Priorities: My priorities are crime punishment and learning the reason for the Sunpapers' disdain for walking-distance homes and schools.

Andre Holden (D)

Biography: Age: 34. I graduated from Northern High School in Baltimore City, Maryland, and I am also a graduated of Morgan CState University. I have not been or every was an elected official. (sic)

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