Twanmoh to make third council bid

April 09, 2006|By JUSTIN FENTON

Valerie Twanmoh, a Democrat who has twice run unsuccessfully for County Council, announced last week that she will seek the District B seat for a third time in this fall's election.

Speaking to a crowd of supporters in downtown Bel Air on Tuesday, Twanmoh, a land-use attorney, said she would work to preserve land while promoting economic development to meet the needs of the military base realignment and closure process, goals that she said "are not mutually exclusive."

"The people of District B are ready for a council representative who is in touch with the issues that matter to them, someone who will not only listen, but who will take action on their behalf," said Twanmoh, 48, a Fallston resident and mother of three.

A former zoning hearing examiner, Twanmoh serves as people's counsel for Harford County, representing residents in zoning cases. She also is an active member of Friends of Harford.

In 2002, Twanmoh lost to incumbent Councilwoman Veronica L. "Roni" Chenowith despite totaling more than 6,300 votes - enough to win Districts A or F. Chenowith, a Republican who has held the spot since 1994, said she will seek re-election.

In addition to Chenowith and Twanmoh, Kevin Patrick Kane, an Abingdon resident and spokesman for Comptroller William Donald Schaefer, has announced his intention to run.

On the Web:

Twanmoh: www.readyforval. com

Kane: www.vote4kane.com

Chenowith: www.harford countymd.gov/council/DistrictB.html.

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