Four new hopefuls boost primary field in 2nd District race

July 03, 2002|By Andrew A. Green | Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF

Three more Democrats and one more Republican have entered the race for Congress in Maryland's 2nd District, joining three other candidates seeking to win the seat.

Kenneth T. Bosley, 72, a Democrat from Sparks who lost to Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. in 1998 and 2000, will seek the office again. A retired Air Force major, he plans to focus his campaign on property rights, ethics for accountants, attorneys and judges, and national security issues.

Another frequent candidate, James E. DeLoach Jr., of Chase, has also entered the race. He has run several times in the Democratic primary for the seat but has never won the nomination. DeLoach, 37, a Sun distributor and e-Bay merchant, said he would like to give parents and teachers more control over education and to promote unions.

The other Democrat to enter the race is Brian H. Davis, 34, a computer technician for the Baltimore City Personnel Department. He also lives in Baltimore.

He said he plans to focus on liberal Democratic issues, such as supporting health care for senior citizens and increasing the use of renewable energy.

Two other Democrats, Baltimore County Executive C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and investment banker Oz Bengur, announced their campaigns for the seat this spring.

Former Rep. Helen Delich Bentley, a Republican, also announced her candidacy this spring. Scot M. Young, 29, an Edgemere Republican, has filed to run in the primary against Bentley.

Young, who has never run for office before, manages the ports of Baltimore and Norfolk, Va., for Vane Brothers, a maritime services company based in Canton. He plans to focus on protecting the economy and improving education.

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