GOP's Salazar to announce 7th District run

January 30, 2004

Antonio P. Salazar, a Republican from Ellicott City and deputy general counsel for Provident Bank, plans to announce tomorrow his candidacy for Maryland's 7th District congressional seat - held by Baltimore Democrat Elijah E. Cummings.

Salazar has scheduled announcements in Northwest Baltimore at 10:30 a.m., in Catonsville at the Candle Light Inn restaurant at 1:30 p.m., and in Columbia at the Swansfield Neighborhood Center at 4:30 p.m.

The 7th District covers most of West Baltimore, western Baltimore County and Howard County from Ellicott City to Lisbon and the North Laurel area.

Two years ago, Cummings won with 74 percent of the vote, defeating Republican Joseph E. Ward. In Howard County, Cummings won 50.6 percent of the vote.

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