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November 5, 2006
ISSUE: A poll conducted last month by Anne Arundel Community College's Center for the Study of Local Issues found that 60 percent of respondents reported being "not very informed" about the stances of the two candidates for county executive. YOUR VIEW: Now that the election is only two days away, do you feel informed about where Sheriff George F. Johnson IV and Del. John R. Leopold stand on the issues? Tell us what you think at arundel.speakout@baltsun.com by Thursday. Please keep your responses short, and include your name, address and phone number.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2010
Two men are hoping to snap the 16-year Democratic reign in the Baltimore County Council's District 6 that began when Joseph Bartenfelder unseated incumbent William A. Howard IV, and both candidates are stressing Republican themes of cutting spending, reducing taxes, making government more efficient and making the county more inviting for new business. District 6 stretches roughly from the Northeast Baltimore line to the Chesapeake Bay, and includes Putty Hill, Middle River and White Marsh.
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NEWS
October 23, 1994
Ecker, Gray to speak to Wheatfield groupThe Wheatfield Homeowners Association is sponsoring a candidates forum at 8:30 p.m. tomorrowat Ellicott Mills Middle School, 4445 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City.The forum will include Republican County Executive Charles I. Ecker and Democratic challenger Susan Gray, as well as Darrel Drown and George Layman, candidates for County Council. The audience will be able to ask questions.West Side Village plans candidates forumThe West Side Village Associations will sponsor a candidates forum at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia.
NEWS
November 12, 2006
LAST WEEK'S ISSUE: -- A poll conducted last month by Anne Arundel Community College's Center for the Study of Local Issues found that 60 percent of respondents reported being not very informed about the stances of the two candidates for county executive. Now that the election is over, did you feel informed about where Sheriff George F. Johnson IV and Del. John R. Leopold stand on the issues? Voters worried about traffic The candidates are sincere about reflecting what they hear from constituents in that they want to manage growth.
NEWS
August 7, 1994
Craig election committee to hold picnic todayThe Committee to Elect David Craig to the state Senate will sponsor a picnic from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today, at the Harford Equestrian Center, Tollgate Road, Bel Air.Tickets for the event, which includes roast beef and pork, are $25 for adults and $2 for children ages 10 and younger.Mr. Craig is a Republican member of the House of Delegates.NB Information: George Price, 838-6733, or Ben DiMauro, 939-1652.Candidates' Day set at Joppatowne parkBring a picnic and meet candidates running for county and state offices at Candidates' Day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 14 at the pavilion at Mariner's Point Park, Kearney Drive, in Joppatowne.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,sun reporter | October 11, 2006
A community-based group working through Howard County churches to promote affordable housing and better mass transportation and youth services is pushing political candidates to sign on. People Acting Together in Howard (PATH) drew more than 400 people from more than 20 county churches to Oakland Mills High School on Sunday to ask candidates for county executive and council to support its initiatives. Two of those initiatives would represent a big change in county policy, greatly upgrading the county's commitment to having affordable housing for working families.
NEWS
October 16, 1994
Congressional candidates to meet in forumThe candidates for Maryland's 3rd and 6th congressional districts will be answering questions presented by a citizen moderator at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Howard County Public School System Central Offices, Board Room A and B, 10910 Route 108 in Ellicott City.The League of Women Voters is sponsoring the event, which will feature 6th District challenger Paul Muldowney and incumbent Rep. Roscoe Bartlett. Many voters also have expressed interest in hearing from 3rd District candidates Rep. Ben Cardin and Bob Tousey.
NEWS
By Sun staff writer John A. Morris compiled this report | September 8, 1994
Candidates for county executive are to be questioned tonight about stands affecting the cost and availability of housing in Anne Arundel.The questions will be posed at a forum, sponsored by the Anne Arundel Association of Realtors and the county Affordable Housing Coalition, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Arnold YWCA, 1517 Ritchie Highway.Among the issues to be discussed are first-time homebuyers, affordable rental housing, equal access, and accessory apartments for seniors.Information: 544-4554.
NEWS
October 9, 1990
An abortion rights group has endorsed four Anne Arundel County candidates for House of Delegates.In District 31, which lies east of Ritchie Highway from Brooklyn Park to Severna Park, incumbent Democrat W. Ray Huff and Republican challenger James J. Riley, a retired school teacher, were endorsed by the Choice PAC, an abortion-rights fund-raising group.In District 33, which includes Odenton, Severna Park and Davidsonville, the Choice PAC favors Democrats Bill Burlison, a former congressman from Missouri, and Sabine Bosma, a Severna Park attorney.
NEWS
September 25, 1994
League lets Hickman join candidate forumThe League of Women Voters of Carroll County has announced that Tom Hickman will be included in the organization's Oct. 19 candidate forum.Mr. Hickman, who lost a close race to Jerry Barnes in the Republican primary Sept. 13, has declared himself a write-in candidate for state's attorney in the general election.League representatives said Mr. Hickman would be included because he has met the criteria of the group's board of directors: He filed promptly with the board of elections, made a public announcement of his intention to run as a write-in candidate and demonstrates a serious campaign by maintaining headquarters and campaign staff.
NEWS
November 5, 2006
ISSUE: A poll conducted last month by Anne Arundel Community College's Center for the Study of Local Issues found that 60 percent of respondents reported being "not very informed" about the stances of the two candidates for county executive. YOUR VIEW: Now that the election is only two days away, do you feel informed about where Sheriff George F. Johnson IV and Del. John R. Leopold stand on the issues? Tell us what you think at arundel.speakout@baltsun.com by Thursday. Please keep your responses short, and include your name, address and phone number.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,sun reporter | October 11, 2006
A community-based group working through Howard County churches to promote affordable housing and better mass transportation and youth services is pushing political candidates to sign on. People Acting Together in Howard (PATH) drew more than 400 people from more than 20 county churches to Oakland Mills High School on Sunday to ask candidates for county executive and council to support its initiatives. Two of those initiatives would represent a big change in county policy, greatly upgrading the county's commitment to having affordable housing for working families.
NEWS
October 10, 2006
Man is struck, killed by car in Reisterstown A man walking along a street in Reisterstown early yesterday was killed when he was struck by a car, Baltimore County police said. The driver of a 2001 Ford Mustang was headed southbound on Main Street near Stocksdale Avenue about 2 a.m. when he lost control of the car, spun around and crossed into the northbound lane.
NEWS
October 8, 2006
Candidates forum to be held today PATH (People Acting Together in Howard), an association of faith-based and other community groups, will hold its fall assembly from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. today at Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia. Candidates for County Council and county executive will answer prepared questions on youth, affordable housing and transportation. Information: the Rev. Carletta Allen, 240-938-1594 or Hector R. Rodriguez, 443-631-0115. Voter registration session set Tuesday The Arc of Howard County, in partnership with the Howard County Department of Citizen Services, will sponsor voter registration from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Department of Citizen Services, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia.
NEWS
By Larry Carson | September 10, 2006
Advocating more government spending never seems an obstacle for some candidates during a political campaign, and Howard County's candidates for county executive are among that group. At a forum last week held by Transportation Advocates, all four executive hopefuls called for more convenient and frequent stops for Howard Transit's bright green buses and better connections to mass transit in Baltimore and Washington. The buses are vital for workers, senior citizens and students unable to drive or who do not have cars.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,Sun reporter | September 10, 2006
With their heated race nearing its finale, the Republican candidates for County Council president stepped up the rhetoric last week, with one candidate lobbing his first broadside, another continuing his fierce attacks and the incumbent taking to the airwaves. Making the rounds in Harford e-mail inboxes was an endorsement of incumbent Robert S. Wagner by a local homebuilders group, which criticizes challenger Billy Boniface for being "overly protective" of the county's northern area and suggests Wagner could help push through bills favored by developers.
NEWS
October 16, 1994
Executive candidates to meet with artistsThe candidates for county executive will meet the arts community during an Oct. 24 forum sponsored by the Cultural Arts Foundation of Anne Arundel County Inc.The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Conversation Room, Key Auditorium, St. John's College, Annapolis. Cultural arts issues will be debated.& Information: 222-7949.Maryland workers endorse SophocleusDemocrat Theodore J. Sophocleus has received the endorsement of the Maryland Classified Employees Association in his campaign for county executive.
NEWS
By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff writer | October 28, 1990
Only about 50 people turned out to hear the candidates for county council debate the county's top issues Thursday.The debates centered on issues of environment, education, growth and economic development.Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Harford County, the debate offered candidates for the county council and council president a chance to outline their plans for the county if elected Nov. 6.A sampling of some of the issues and where the candidates said they stood:Growth"Certainly, growth has been the number one issue," said Barry Glassman, a Level resident and the Republican challenger seeking the District D council seat.
NEWS
By JUSTIN FENTON and JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER | August 6, 2006
The financial disclosure records of candidates running in Harford County's Sept. 12 primary can provide a glimpse into the personal lives of the hopefuls for public office, from their businesses and vacation homes to their salaries and debts. That is, if the form is filled out. Many candidates' files with the county's law department appear to have been hurriedly completed and in some cases ignored. Some candidates did not answer simple questions such as how property was acquired or from whom.
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