Neall's a leader for District 33 Sun endorsements: Also, Greenip, Cook, Boschert for GOP

Powell, Richard, Schneider for Democrats.

August 14, 1998

ROBERT R. NEALL has never enjoyed across-the-board support in his own party. Republican conservatives are suspicious of his pragmatic approach to government.

Hoping to capitalize on partisan dissatisfaction, William A. Scott, a retired Army colonel and lawyer, is challenging Mr. Neall.

Mr. Scott has impressive credentials and is very smart, but there's no reason to replace Mr. Neall. As a legislator and Anne Arundel County executive from 1990-1994, Mr. Neall has proven to be exceptionally skillful, despite being a GOP member in a largely Democratic Senate, Mr. Neall has become an integral part of the legislative leadership.

With no Democrat running, the winner of this race will assuredly go to the Senate in Legislative District 33. Western Anne Arundel County voters should return Mr. Neall to the seat he was appointed to in 1996 after John A. Cade died.

A passel of Republicans are running for the nomination for three House seats.

Incumbents Robert C. Baldwin and Janet Greenip did not distinguish themselves during the past four years. However, Ms. Greenip seems to have more promise than he and deserves a chance to return.

Among other GOP hopefuls, Karen Cook, a lawyer and County Council aide, stands out. She has a good grasp of the issues and the temperament to succeed in the House.

David Boschert, a county councilman from 1984-1994, is a straightforward politician who served his constituents well. He also deserves his party's nomination.

Democratic voters should consider Gayle Powell, Marcia Richard and Sheila Schneider for a chance at the three seats.

Ms. Powell, who owns an environmental consulting company, understands the balance that must be struck between creating an attractive business environment and protecting Maryland's natural resources.

Ms. Richard, a school teacher, has first-hand knowledge of how hTC state policies affect the classroom. Such an insight would be useful in the General Assembly.

Ms. Schneider is a former teacher who has been executive director of the Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce. Those three merit our endorsement.

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Pub Date: 8/14/98

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