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April 25, 2014
As a 40-year resident of Harper's Choice, I strongly support Alan Klein to be our next Columbia Association board representative in this Saturday's election. Through years of activism in our community, Alan has demonstrated his commitment to important values such as inclusion, openness and transparency. As our CA board rep, he will be a strong advocate and will ensure that we in Harper's Choice will be heard. Alan has shown a clear grasp of the serious issues facing the Columbia Association, and he will apply his keen intellect and consensus-building skills to ensuring that those issues are resolved with the whole community in mind.
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April 25, 2014
Before attending a presentation in Symphony Woods last weekend, I had already decided to vote for Alan Klein as Columbia Council rep for Harper's Choice. At this meeting I learned just how important it is for us to elect Alan. The way in which the Columbia Council has ignores the rights of Columbia residents is incredible. They have given away Symphony Woods to a private corporation that proposes to fill the park with gimmicky attractions. On top of that they are spending millions of dollars of our lien payments for these attractions.
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NEWS
April 25, 2014
As a resident of Harper's Choice for 33 years, I am excited about the opportunity to have Alan Klein serve as our representative to the Columbia Council. Alan and I have worked together in the field of leadership and organizational change and for many years. I know him to be an independent thinker with insight and intelligence who always strives to treat others with respect. Alan has the kind of mind that enables him to grasp very complex, systemic issues, the kind of issues facing the Council as it grapples with decisions about Symphony Woods, open government and ensuring that lien payers receive real value for the fees we all pay. He consistently applies his skills in bringing people of divergent views together to come to a result that serves the common good.
NEWS
April 25, 2014
As a 40-year resident of Harper's Choice, I strongly support Alan Klein to be our next Columbia Association board representative in this Saturday's election. Through years of activism in our community, Alan has demonstrated his commitment to important values such as inclusion, openness and transparency. As our CA board rep, he will be a strong advocate and will ensure that we in Harper's Choice will be heard. Alan has shown a clear grasp of the serious issues facing the Columbia Association, and he will apply his keen intellect and consensus-building skills to ensuring that those issues are resolved with the whole community in mind.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2010
One-half of the main attraction in next month's District 4 County Council primary election didn't show up at the League of Women Voters televised forum for Howard County executive and County Council candidates Tuesday night at school board headquarters. Although Alan Klein's absence prevented a direct discussion with Councilwoman Mary Kay Sigaty — the county's only two primary contenders for a council seat — Dr. Zaneb "Zee" Beams, a novice Democratic candidate in Republican-dominated western Howard, took up the slack with a sharp attack on incumbent Republican Greg Fox. Beams, a pediatrician and first-time candidate who grew up in Howard but lived out of state for years before returning to practice medicine with her pediatrician mother, lit into Fox for trying to cut programs like Healthy Howard, the county's health access program, and for voting against the county budget each year.
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BY A SUN REPORTER | November 12, 2006
Alan Klein is hardly one who would be branded an activist. He did stump for Sen. Eugene McCarthy's campaign to unseat President Lyndon B. Johnson at the age of 15, and, in the late 1980s, joined an effort to keep the Ku Klux Klan from setting up shop in a small West Virginia community. Other than those two excursions, though, he has been content leaving the protesting to others. Klein characterizes himself as a "practicing schizophrenic." But cerebral seems a more apt description. He is soft-spoken, reflective, punctuates discussions with anecdotes of family and appears to have a genuine aversion to the spotlight.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2010
Matt Farrragut of Harper's Choice likes his county councilwoman, Mary Kay Sigaty, and his state delegate, Elizabeth Bobo, both of whom are running for re-election in Howard County's only two Democratic primaries, in districts that overlap across much of West Columbia. But Sigaty and Bobo disagree on one of the biggest issues in the area: the 30-year downtown Columbia redevelopment plan. Farrragut, 29, declined to discuss it. "I don't want to get into the downtown," Farragut, a professional landscaper and son of former County Councilman Paul Farragut, said after a fond greeting and chat with Sigaty as she knocked on doors in Hickory Ridge on a recent Saturday.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2010
Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings accused Republicans of deliberately trying to make economic conditions worse for their own political gain at a Democratic Labor Day picnic Monday, as political rhetoric among Democrats heats up with Election Day's approach. Cummings, who represents most of western Howard County and Ellicott City, made a long, impassioned speech at the annual picnic at Cedar Lane Park, which also drew retired U.S. Sen. Paul Sarbanes, who accompanied his son, Rep. John Sarbanes (who represents portions of the eastern county)
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2010
Both Del. Elizabeth Bobo and Howard County Councilwoman Mary Kay Sigaty decisively won their West Columbia Democratic primaries, despite their sharply divergent views on the much debated renewal plan for central Columbia. Virtually complete, if unofficial returns showed Bobo won the Democratic nomination for her seat with 82 percent of the vote, and Sigaty got 62.5 percent of the vote in her Council District 4 race. The results showed that many voters picked both popular incumbents, and did not vote on the Columbia issue.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2010
Results were mixed for candidates on both sides of the continuing dispute over redevelopment of downtown Columbia during the Columbia Democratic Club's packed endorsement meeting Wednesday night. Columbia's oldest and most active Democratic Club drew a standing-room-only hallway-packed crowd of candidates — from Reps. Elijah Cummings and John Sarbanes to a raft of courthouse hopefuls and nonpartisan school board candidates — and their supporters at the Jeffers Hill Community Center.
NEWS
April 25, 2014
As a resident of Harper's Choice for 33 years, I am excited about the opportunity to have Alan Klein serve as our representative to the Columbia Council. Alan and I have worked together in the field of leadership and organizational change and for many years. I know him to be an independent thinker with insight and intelligence who always strives to treat others with respect. Alan has the kind of mind that enables him to grasp very complex, systemic issues, the kind of issues facing the Council as it grapples with decisions about Symphony Woods, open government and ensuring that lien payers receive real value for the fees we all pay. He consistently applies his skills in bringing people of divergent views together to come to a result that serves the common good.
NEWS
April 17, 2014
This is one in a series of submitted candidate profiles for the Columbia Association Elections.  The Columbia Association will hold elections on Saturday, April 26. During the elections, Columbia residents who pay the Columbia Association assessed fee can vote in their respective village for their village's representative to the 10-member Columbia Council, which becomes the 10-member Board of Directors. Each village hosts its own election. This year, there are only three contested races for the 10-member board.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2010
Both Del. Elizabeth Bobo and Howard County Councilwoman Mary Kay Sigaty decisively won their West Columbia Democratic primaries, despite their sharply divergent views on the much debated renewal plan for central Columbia. Virtually complete, if unofficial returns showed Bobo won the Democratic nomination for her seat with 82 percent of the vote, and Sigaty got 62.5 percent of the vote in her Council District 4 race. The results showed that many voters picked both popular incumbents, and did not vote on the Columbia issue.
NEWS
By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2010
Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings accused Republicans of deliberately trying to make economic conditions worse for their own political gain at a Democratic Labor Day picnic Monday, as political rhetoric among Democrats heats up with Election Day's approach. Cummings, who represents most of western Howard County and Ellicott City, made a long, impassioned speech at the annual picnic at Cedar Lane Park, which also drew retired U.S. Sen. Paul Sarbanes, who accompanied his son, Rep. John Sarbanes (who represents portions of the eastern county)
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2010
A passionate, cheering, standing-room-only crowd of more than 260 people gathered in Harper's Choice on Tuesday night at a primary candidates forum, putting the simmering differences among West Columbia Democrats into sharp relief. Partisans at the event at Kahler Hall seemed to compete to be the loudest as District 4 County Councilwoman Mary Kay Sigaty and Alan Klein debated, along with veteran Del. Elizabeth Bobo and John Bailey, her challenger in District 12b. The fault line, as usual, was the view of the 30-year downtown Columbia redevelopment plan.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2010
One-half of the main attraction in next month's District 4 County Council primary election didn't show up at the League of Women Voters televised forum for Howard County executive and County Council candidates Tuesday night at school board headquarters. Although Alan Klein's absence prevented a direct discussion with Councilwoman Mary Kay Sigaty — the county's only two primary contenders for a council seat — Dr. Zaneb "Zee" Beams, a novice Democratic candidate in Republican-dominated western Howard, took up the slack with a sharp attack on incumbent Republican Greg Fox. Beams, a pediatrician and first-time candidate who grew up in Howard but lived out of state for years before returning to practice medicine with her pediatrician mother, lit into Fox for trying to cut programs like Healthy Howard, the county's health access program, and for voting against the county budget each year.
NEWS
By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2010
A passionate, cheering, standing-room-only crowd of more than 260 people gathered in Harper's Choice on Tuesday night at a primary candidates forum, putting the simmering differences among West Columbia Democrats into sharp relief. Partisans at the event at Kahler Hall seemed to compete to be the loudest as District 4 County Councilwoman Mary Kay Sigaty and Alan Klein debated, along with veteran Del. Elizabeth Bobo and John Bailey, her challenger in District 12b. The fault line, as usual, was the view of the 30-year downtown Columbia redevelopment plan.
NEWS
April 17, 2014
This is one in a series of submitted candidate profiles for the Columbia Association Elections.  The Columbia Association will hold elections on Saturday, April 26. During the elections, Columbia residents who pay the Columbia Association assessed fee can vote in their respective village for their village's representative to the 10-member Columbia Council, which becomes the 10-member Board of Directors. Each village hosts its own election. This year, there are only three contested races for the 10-member board.
NEWS
By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2010
Matt Farrragut of Harper's Choice likes his county councilwoman, Mary Kay Sigaty, and his state delegate, Elizabeth Bobo, both of whom are running for re-election in Howard County's only two Democratic primaries, in districts that overlap across much of West Columbia. But Sigaty and Bobo disagree on one of the biggest issues in the area: the 30-year downtown Columbia redevelopment plan. Farrragut, 29, declined to discuss it. "I don't want to get into the downtown," Farragut, a professional landscaper and son of former County Councilman Paul Farragut, said after a fond greeting and chat with Sigaty as she knocked on doors in Hickory Ridge on a recent Saturday.
NEWS
By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2010
Results were mixed for candidates on both sides of the continuing dispute over redevelopment of downtown Columbia during the Columbia Democratic Club's packed endorsement meeting Wednesday night. Columbia's oldest and most active Democratic Club drew a standing-room-only hallway-packed crowd of candidates — from Reps. Elijah Cummings and John Sarbanes to a raft of courthouse hopefuls and nonpartisan school board candidates — and their supporters at the Jeffers Hill Community Center.
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