Snowden endorses Callahan, eight aldermanic candidates He denies wanting to head housing agency

October 21, 1997|By Dan Thanh Dang | Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF

Alderman Carl O. Snowden announced his endorsement of eight Democratic aldermanic candidates and Dennis M. Callahan, the man who beat him for the party's mayoral nomination.

The endorsement of Callahan came as no surprise, because both men were close allies in previous elections.

Snowden also promised to stay in public life but denied rumors that he is interested in becoming executive director of the Annapolis Housing Authority.

"I am not interested, for the umpteenth time," he said. "Nor have I expressed any interest in being the city administrator or the transportation director. I will say I am interested in staying in some level of government."

The Housing Authority is conducting a nationwide search for a new executive director.

During a news conference at Eastport Elementary School, Snowden, who represents Ward 5, criticized the Republican Party for "running an all-white, all-male slate."

"On three separate occasions, the Republican Party had a chance to broaden the party with minority or women representation, and they didn't," Snowden said. "Especially in Ward 5, where they deliberately selected a white male candidate to represent a majority black ward. I thought that was very insensitive and unacceptable."

In a crowd that included state Sen. John C. Astle, Dels. Michael E. Busch and Virginia P. Clagett, who represent Annapolis and South County in the General Assembly, and city officials, Snowden outlined a busy schedule of campaigning for Democratic candidates.

Pub Date: 10/21/97

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