Delegate Fry of Harford County named to state Senate to finish Amoss' term

November 04, 1997|By William F. Zorzi Jr. | William F. Zorzi Jr.,SUN STAFF

Del. Donald C. Fry, a Democrat from northern Harford County, was named to the state Senate yesterday to finish the term of William H. Amoss, who died in office last month.

Gov. Parris N. Glendening named Fry, 42, a lawyer and two-term member of the House of Delegates, after the Democratic central committees of Harford and Cecil counties voted unanimously late last week to recommend him.

Regina Simon, a Fallston businesswoman, also submitted her name to the committees, but Fry was the apparent choice from the beginning.

In a letter dated Oct. 7, the day before he died, Amoss wrote to members of the central committees to recommend Fry as his replacement. He called Fry "fair-minded and diligent," and TC "strong supporter of education and of maintaining a strong criminal justice system."

Fry, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, said he was honored to be appointed and pledged to continue representing the district in the Amoss tradition, which he praised.

"I am committed to work hard to be an effective senator for Harford and Cecil counties," Fry said.

He represented District 35A -- most of northern Harford County -- in the House and will represent parts of Harford and Cecil counties in the Senate. He intends to run for the seat next year.

Harford's Democratic Central Committee must advertise for the House vacancy created by Fry's move to the Senate. It has 30 days to recommend a replacement.

Pub Date: 11/04/97

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