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October 20, 1998

District 32 Democrats endorse Owens for executive

District 32 Democrats got together to announce the seemingly obvious yesterday -- they endorse Janet Owens, the Democratic nominee for county executive.

After a divisive primary campaign in which local and state party leaders stood by Diane R. Evans as she announced her switch from the Republican to the Democratic Party, the move was anything but routine, according to party officials.

Unified party endorsements were missing in 1994, according to Ted Sophocleus, who won the Democratic primary for county executive that year. But this year, party members put aside their differences after the primary and are coming together to rally around Owens, according to Kathleen Shatt, incoming chairwoman of the county's Democratic Central Committee.

Friends of Ted Sophocleus to hold fund-raiser

The Friends of Ted Sophocleus, a Democratic candidate for House of Delegates from District 32, have scheduled a fund-raising bull roast from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday at the Stoney Creek Democratic Club, 8123 Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena.

Tickets are $30. Family Tradition will provide the music.

Sophocleus, who served two terms on the County Council and ran unsuccessfully twice for county executive, is running on a ticket with incumbent Mary Ann Love and former Del. Victor A. Sulin.

Maryland Business for Responsive Government has endorsed Love. Republicans in that race are Betty Ann O'Neill and incumbents Michael W. Burns and James E. Rzepkowski.

Representative to speak about Medicare at center

Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, a Baltimore-area Democrat whose 3rd District includes parts of northwestern Anne Arundel County, will talk about problems with Social Security and Medicare at 10 a.m. Friday at O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road.

Cardin, a member of the Health Subcommittee, will also discuss the pull-out of several HMOs from the Maryland Medicare market.

Information: 410-433-8886.

Pub Date: 10/20/98

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