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September 15, 2006
Former state Del. Phillip D. Bissett conceded victory yesterday to Del. John R. Leopold in the Republican primary for Anne Arundel County executive and said he was leaving politics. "After 32 years of dedicated public service, I announce my retirement from public life," Bissett, 50, said in a statement after the final tally came in. "My family and I want to wish Anne Arundel County all the success it deserves." Bissett was the Republican nominee for county executive in 2002, but lost by 4 percentage points to Democrat Janet S. Owens.
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September 15, 2006
Former state Del. Phillip D. Bissett conceded victory yesterday to Del. John R. Leopold in the Republican primary for Anne Arundel County executive and said he was leaving politics. "After 32 years of dedicated public service, I announce my retirement from public life," Bissett, 50, said in a statement after the final tally came in. "My family and I want to wish Anne Arundel County all the success it deserves." Bissett was the Republican nominee for county executive in 2002, but lost by 4 percentage points to Democrat Janet S. Owens.
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By PHILLIP MCGOWAN | January 5, 2006
Republican Phillip D. Bissett, a former state delegate and Ehrlich administration official who narrowly lost a bid for Anne Arundel County executive in 2002, has filed papers to seek the post next fall. "It's a new year ... and we wanted to renew our effort to get our job done, to finish the job that we started four years ago," said Bissett. Bissett, 49 and a resident of Mayo, has been preparing for another run for months. He resigned in May as state commuter rail chief after learning that his campaign violated the Hatch Act, a federal law that limits political activity by government employees.
NEWS
September 3, 2006
Election article was incomplete I was disappointed to read the story you published on the District 1 County Council race in Anne Arundel County ("Council hopefuls focus on growth," Aug. 25). Specifically I want to address the "differences" you highlighted between my views and my opponent's stance on the cost of stormwater management. During our story interview, I explained that on a personal level I supported the need for some sort of stormwater management fund, mostly because I've seen what 30 years of minimally managed stormwater has wrought in the North County.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 1, 2003
Phillip D. Bissett, the governor's legislative liaison at the Department of Natural Resources whose dismissal was announced and then retracted on the same day last week, has left that office, officials at the department said yesterday. "He is no longer working at DNR," agency spokesman John Surrick said yesterday. Where Bissett will be working remains a question. Bissett would only confirm yesterday that he is still employed by the state government. He referred all other questions to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s press office.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,SUN STAFF | September 30, 1990
A District 30 House of Delegates candidate wants voters to take incumbent Democrats John Astle and Michael Busch to task for "lavish spending" and "insensitivity to the public."Philip Bissett, one of two Republicans vying for three delegate seats, has singled out eight votes by Astle and Busch during the last four years that he said are out of step with voters in the district, which stretches from Lower Broadneck to Shady Side."They spend too much of my money, of other taxpayers' money," Bissett said Friday.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff writer | March 11, 1991
Early Tuesday morning, Phillip Bissett boxed up Dr. Aris Allen's remaining belongings -- a few bits of red ribbon, campaign stationery and a camera -- for the late delegate's family.The walls of Allen'sDistrict 30 office were already bare. Someone had removed the pictures and citations that chronicled the 80-year-old delegate's lengthy legislative career. Only a few picture hooks remained.Bissett, a supermarket warehouse employee, was appointed last week to serve the remainder of Allen's term.
NEWS
October 26, 1994
The District 30 House of Delegates contest features first-time office seekers and experienced politicians. Despite the anti-incumbency fervor that has become fashionable, voters should choose the experienced candidates in this race.Democrat Michael E. Busch, a delegate since 1986, is a steady, increasingly effective lawmaker and the kind of fiscal pragmatist we like. Last year, Mr. Busch became chairman of the influential Economic Matters Committee and flourished in this leadership role. He is a moderate who promises to lend a voice of reasonableness to budget debates and welfare reform.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 27, 2002
Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens has raised roughly $582,000 in her re-election bid, about six times the amount collected by her Republican rival, Phillip D. Bissett. Campaign finance reports filed Friday, the last filing date before the election Nov. 5, show that Owens has raised about $80,000 since the end of August. Her campaign treasurer, William F. Chaney, said Friday that Owens, a Millersville Democrat, has $118,000 in the bank. Bissett, who announced his candidacy in April, reported total receipts worth about $96,000.
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By Liz Atwood and Andrea F. Siegel and Liz Atwood and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writers | September 11, 1994
Red and white campaign signs are touting "Bissett, Beck and Brown -- Vision Team 1994."But two of the District 30 House of Delegates candidates are saying they want no part of their teammate.A political action committee using the three names registered with the State Board of Elections Sept. 2. Republicans Philip Bissett and Joan Beck say they had nothing to do with it and have filed disclaimers with the Board of Elections.Mr. Bissett, an incumbent, and Mrs. Beck said they suspect the signs and the PAC are the work of supporters of Michael T. Brown, a perennial candidate who this year is among those seeking the Republican nomination in the 30th District.
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By PHILLIP MCGOWAN and PHILLIP MCGOWAN,SUN REPORTER | August 16, 2006
Anne Arundel County Sheriff George F. Johnson IV has raised more than $400,000 in campaign contributions this year, an amount that dwarfs the combined total from the other six candidates for county executive. In the hotly contested race to succeed Janet S. Owens, Johnson, a Democrat, has spent more than $219,000 since January and has $514,000 on hand, according to state campaign finance reports submitted yesterday. The deadline was midnight. The other Democrat in the field, Dennis Callahan, ranked second in private contributions among all candidates, netting $82,000.
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By PHILLIP MCGOWAN | January 5, 2006
Republican Phillip D. Bissett, a former state delegate and Ehrlich administration official who narrowly lost a bid for Anne Arundel County executive in 2002, has filed papers to seek the post next fall. "It's a new year ... and we wanted to renew our effort to get our job done, to finish the job that we started four years ago," said Bissett. Bissett, 49 and a resident of Mayo, has been preparing for another run for months. He resigned in May as state commuter rail chief after learning that his campaign violated the Hatch Act, a federal law that limits political activity by government employees.
NEWS
October 4, 2005
On Saturday, October 1, 2005, NANCY LEE DEICHGRABER (nee Bissett), cherished wife of the late Otto E. Deichgraber; devoted mother of Sandra Wagner and Janet Mehok; beloved sister of Russell Bissett, Eileen Dicus, Gordon Bissett, Barbara Thompson, Louise Woodend and the late Thomas Bissett, Dorothy Thompson and Hazel Wolfe; loving grandmother of eight and great grandmother of five. The family will receive visitors at the family owned Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Avenue, S.W., (at Crain Hwy)
NEWS
By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN STAFF | May 17, 2005
Maryland commuter rail chief Phillip D. Bissett quit his state post yesterday after learning that his campaign for Anne Arundel County executive violated a federal law restricting political activities by government employees who handle federal funds. Bissett, 48, a former delegate who narrowly lost the 2002 county executive race, announced at an Annapolis news conference that he would continue running for county executive. He said he was quitting his state job because of a May 3 opinion from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN STAFF | May 13, 2005
Republican attorney Dirk Haire is dropping out of the 2006 race for Anne Arundel county executive and endorsing Del. John R. Leopold for the job. Haire - who garnered early attention with a blistering fund-raising pace - said a February poll showed that even if he ran an expensive and negative primary campaign, he would be neck and neck with Leopold. He said Leopold started with an enormous advantage in name recognition that would be hard to overcome. Haire, 37, an Annapolis resident who is legal counsel for the state Republican Party, said a brutal primary fight would take away from GOP efforts to recapture the county executive seat and win re-election for Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. "It was clear I was going to have to run a very hard-charging and negative campaign, and that wasn't something I was willing to do," he said yesterday.
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By David Nitkin and Andrew A. Green and David Nitkin and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | May 5, 2005
Maryland commuter rail chief Phillip D. Bissett is considering how to respond to a legal opinion on whether his campaign for Anne Arundel county executive puts him in violation of a law prohibiting political activity by government employees who oversee federal funds. Bissett received an opinion "within the past day" from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, which administers the federal Hatch Act, a ban on political activity by some government workers, his campaign manager, Diane M. Rey, said yesterday.
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By This report was compiled by Sun staff writer John A. Morris | August 7, 1994
Del. Phillip D. Bissett, an Edgewater Republican, has received the endorsement of the Home Builders Association of Maryland.Mr. Bissett, who is running for one of three District 30 seats in the House, said he opposes fee increases on construction trades that might raise new home prices. He noted that 100,000 Maryland voters earn their livings through building trades."When the new home construction industry is doing well, the economy is healthy, too," Mr. Bissett said. "I will continue to oppose fees that hurt the construction industry."
NEWS
By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | April 14, 2002
Phillip D. Bissett, a lobbyist and former state legislator, made it official yesterday, formally announcing his candidacy for Anne Arundel County executive as roughly 200 supporters cheered him on. Looking beyond the September primary, where he faces competition for the GOP nomination, the 45-year-old Bissett is focusing on unseating Democratic County Executive Janet S. Owens in the November general election. Bissett acknowledged yesterday that he would be an underdog in a bid against the incumbent, but conceded little else.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | March 29, 2005
A former Republican legislator who is expected to run for Anne Arundel County executive next year has landed in his third job of the Ehrlich administration - a $92,801 position running the state's MARC train system. Phillip D. Bissett had no previous experience in transit system management, but Transportation Secretary Robert L. Flanagan says the former small-businessman was a good choice for the Maryland Transit Administration post he has held since December because of his skills in customer service.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | December 14, 2003
WASHINGTON - Chances are, you've never heard of culturally essential Americans such as Enid Bissett, Orla Watson and Earl C. Tupper. Their genius will be on display in a new traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibition of sketches, patent illustrations and factory drawings for products that shaped the nation in profound but humble ways. Take Charles Brannock of Syracuse, N.Y., the inventor of the Brannock Device. You know it as the shoe-store gizmo that measures foot length and width.
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