Uniontown woman runs for County Commissioner


September 28, 1997

Betty Herche Smith of Uniontown announced her candidacy for Carroll County Commissioner on Monday at Sykesville Middle School.

She chose the school for her announcement because she was in the last graduating class of the old Sykesville High School.

One of Smith's major concerns is growth, which, she noted, has caused the athletic fields behind the school to be replaced by portable classrooms.

"Portables are literally replacing playgrounds," she said. "It is a growth problem."

Smith said she would set standards that allow growth, budget, management and education decisions to be made "based on fact, not on fantasy."

Smith, 48, is married to James W. Smith and has four children. The couple lived in Eldersburg from 1961 to 1988, when they moved to Uniontown.

She has a degree in mental health technology and 20 years' experience in business management. She is a paralegal in the Carroll County state's attorney's office and owns Village Promotions.

Smith is a member of the Republican Central Committee, Carroll County Republican Club and Republican Women's Club, and the South and West Carroll Republican clubs.

She has worked with Girl and Boy Scouts, been a Sunday school teacher, and served on the Carroll County Farmers' Market board of directors and the county Historical Ordinance Committee.

Pub Date: 9/28/97

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