Democrats boost Glendening during campaign stop at college

June 18, 1998|By Gady Epstein | Gady Epstein,SUN STAFF

A nearly full roster of major Howard County Democratic officials and candidates showed up to boost Gov. Parris N. Glendening on his campaign kickoff stop in Howard County yesterday.

Glendening visited Howard Community College for more than an hour, joined by both Democratic members of the County Council, C. Vernon Gray and Mary C. Lorsung, as well as Dels. Elizabeth Bobo and Frank S. Turner, Howard Democratic Party leader Carole Fisher, county executive candidate James N. Robey and a host of other Democratic candidates.

The governor, accompanied by his wife, Frances, and Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, noted that he attended a community college in Florida before earning undergraduate and graduate degrees.

He touted the state's 8 percent increase in community college funding this year, and he took a shot at his Democratic primary opponents, who have talked about expanding gambling to raise money for schools.

Glendening said his father taught him that education and hard work were the paths to success. "My father never told me, 'Education, hard work, and we've got to go to the casino,' " he said.

Pub Date: 6/18/98

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