Community activists Bernard Young and Edward K. Hargadon are the front-runners for the vacant 2nd District City Council seat, City Hall sources said last night.
At a City Hall forum last night, the two men and 10 other candidates said why they should be chosen fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Anthony J. Ambridge, now the city's real estate officer.
Second District council members Paula Johnson Branch and Robert L. Douglass are expected to announce their choice Oct. 21. If both agree on a candidate, council approval is likely.
Branch and Douglass were noncommittal last night. "There are a couple of candidates that we might talk to for more interviews," Branch said.
Young, a resident of Middle East on the city's east side, is a manager in the Johns Hopkins University radiology department. He was an aide to Ambridge and to Council President Mary Pat Clarke. He also was active in the Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition, Inc., an organization favored by Branch and Douglass.
Hargadon, a lawyer in the state attorney general's office, has been active in the Charles Village Community Benefits District.
Also seeking the seat are Charlie Baskerville Jr., Desiree M. Dodson, Garry Farley, William Goodwin, the Rev. Steven Jeter, Pam Kelley, Sarah Louise Matthews, Samuel Newman, Andrew Joseph O'Brien and Mark Washington.
Pub Date: 10/11/96