MSTA backs Glendening, 4 incumbents

May 11, 1998|By Edward Lee | Edward Lee,SUN STAFF

A special convention of the Maryland State Teachers Association has endorsed Gov. Parris N. Glendening and a slate of other incumbents.

About 98 percent of the 300 delegates who attended the organization's representative assembly at the Baltimore Hilton on Saturday also recommended to its 48,000 members Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein, Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr., and U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.

"Based on their performance and commitment, we had no problem recognizing that they deserved the support of our membership for re-election," said MSTA President Karl K. Pence. "It's not only their support for a specific program, but also their respect for public schools and the people who work in them."

Pence noted, among other issues, Glendening's persistent opposition to permitting casino gambling as a way to help fund public schools.

The recommendations end a six-month process of MSTA's Endorsement Council, which reviewed questionnaires and interviewed candidates for statewide office.

Pub Date: 5/11/98

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