Holbert to announce candidacy for commissioner


January 11, 1998

Students from Westminster High School -- not the school band -- will play patriotic music Saturday when Westminster resident Patricia Holbert announces her candidacy for Carroll County commissioner.

The Sun regrets the error.

Patricia Holbert of Westminster will formally announce her candidacy for County Commissioner at a campaign rally from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Carroll County Agriculture Center.

There will be patriotic music by the Westminster High School Band and refreshments. Those attending are asked to bring a nonperishable food donation for Carroll Food Sunday.


A fund-raising raffle also will be held, with the winner being picked at the conclusion of the rally.

A fashion and cosmetic consultant and public schools substitute teacher, Holbert also has worked for the Republican Party.

She is active in her Diamond Hills community, and in the county as a member of the land-use work team updating the Master Plan, and in the Landowners Association.

"I want to make a difference in county government by making it smaller, more efficient and accountable to the taxpayer, and to include the education system," she said.

She said she also would seek to increase economic development by maintaining and expanding current businesses while seeking out new business.

Born and raised in Baltimore County, Holbert spent 15 years traveling in Europe and the Soviet Union with her husband, John, a member of the U.S. military. They have three sons.

Holbert has a bachelor's degree in international politics and foreign service from Pennsylvania State University.

Pub Date: 1/11/98

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