9 In Mayoral Race

5 Council Seats To Be Contested

August 02, 2009|By Nicole Fuller | Nicole Fuller,nicole.fuller@baltsun.com

The filing deadline has passed for Annapolis' fall elections and nine candidates are vying for mayor, with five competitive races for the city council.

Candidates had until 9 p.m. Monday to file their candidacies with the city clerk's office. Seven Democrats are battling it out in the primary for mayor - Joshua Cohen, a county councilman; Laurie Sears Deppa, a small-business owner; Trudy McFall, former chairwoman of the public housing commissioners; Zina Pierre, a political consultant; Gilbert Renaut, a mediator; Samuel E. Shropshire, an alderman; and Wayne Taylor, a former alderman. The victor will face off against Republican David Cordle, an alderman, and independent Chris Fox, a local business owner. Frank Flyntz, a Republican, withdrew from the race.

Democrat Matthew Silverman and Republican James M. Conley are challenging each other for Cordle's Ward 5 seat on the council. In Ward 7, where Shropshire's mayoral candidacy leaves the seat open, Democrat Ian Pfeiffer and Republican Jennifer Monteith are running.

In Ward 3, Alderwoman Classie Holye, a Democrat, faces a challenge from Michael Scott Bowling, a Republican. Alderman Ross Arnett, a Democrat, is running for re-election in Ward 8, facing a challenge from Republican Rockford Toews.

Alderwoman Julie N. Stankivic, a Republican representing Ward 6, is not running for re-election after serving one term. Democrat Kenneth A. Kirby and Republican Gregory Stiverson are seeking the Ward 6 seat.

Aldermen Richard Israel of Ward 1, Fred Paone of Ward 2 and Alderwoman Sheila Finlayson of Ward 4, are all running for re-election unopposed. Israel and Finlayson are Democrats. Paone is a Republican.

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