Snowden for mayor up in air He has raised $62,000 for a 'possible run'

July 02, 1996|By Dan Thanh Dang | Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF

He's got the political endorsements and a hefty campaign war chest, but Alderman Carl O. Snowden isn't ready to officially declare his candidacy for mayor of Annapolis.

At a news conference called to announce he has raised $62,000 for a "possible" run for mayor, Snowden said yesterday he would not make a formal announcement until January.

The Ward 5 Democrat said he has thought about running for mayor in the two previous elections, but changed his mind rTC because "I would have been running against incumbent mayors."

"This time, the race is wide open," said Snowden. Incumbent Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins is barred from running for a third term by the city charter.

So far, the only person to make public her plans to run for mayor is Alderman M. Theresa DeGraff, a Ward 7 Republican who has raised about $8,000 for a campaign.

Snowden formed an exploratory committee in September to research the possibility of a run for mayor. The goal of the Committee to Elect Carl O. Snowden for Mayor was to raise at least $40,000 by July, said treasurer Alan Legum.

Legum filed Snowden's campaign financing report, which showed donations ranging from $1 to $1,500. Former Mayor Roger W. "Pip" Moyer said he supports Snowden.

Pub Date: 7/02/96

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