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November 12, 1993
The Manchester Board of Elections Supervisors may hold a public forum to allow Town Council members to interview candidates for the council vacancy, Town Manager Terry L. Short said yesterday.The town charter gives council members the duty of choosing a person to fill a midterm council vacancy.The four remaining council members have voted six times in three council meetings in an effort to fill the seat of former Councilman John A. Riley, who resigned Oct. 12. Each of the six ballots produced a 2-2 vote.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
Two Annapolis aldermen are asking their city council colleagues to denounce the views of a candidate for County Council - even though the candidate is running for a district that doesn't include Annapolis. Alderman Kenny Kirby and Alderwoman Sheila Finlayson, both Democrats, will introduce a resolution at Monday night's city council meeting regarding Republican Anne Arundel County Council candidate Michael Anthony Peroutka and what they say are his "extremist views on civil rights and public education.
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NEWS
April 5, 2000
The Town Center Community Association will hold a candidates forum at 7: 30 p.m. Monday in the Vantage House auditorium, 5400 Vantage Point Road. Dennis Lane, Donna Rice and Suzanne Walker are candidates for the Columbia Council representative seat. Gwendolyn Christopher and Brian White are candidates for the two available seats on the Town Center Village Board. Information: 410-730-4744.
NEWS
July 31, 2014
Supporters of the League of the South can debate all they want whether their organization is truly a neo-Confederate hate group, as the Southern Poverty Law Center has classified them, but it would be much harder to argue that it isn't an oddball extremist group with some hair-raising ideas. That they support Southern secession and rally behind all things Confederate pretty much defines the Alabama-based league. These are not just some folks who spend their free hours dressing up in Civil War garb, whistling “Dixie” and recalling the good old days.
NEWS
By LARRY CARSON | January 29, 2006
Most Howard County Council candidates are hoping to raise between $35,000 and $50,000 for this year's election, but several have barely begun, according to state campaign finance reports. With more than five months remaining before the campaign's official start in July, school board member Courtney Watson, a Democrat, is leading the field of council candidates with $36,043 in the bank Jan. 11, the end of the yearlong reporting period. Watson is running in District 1, covering the northeastern county, for the seat now held by Republican Christopher J. Merdon.
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By LAURA MCCANDLISH and LAURA MCCANDLISH,SUN REPORTER | April 23, 2006
The four Town Council candidates in Mount Airy's May 1 election are divided on the issue of growth. In the nonpartisan election, two of the candidates support the town's recent annexation of a Frederick County farm, while two oppose the measure. The candidates for two seats on the Mount Airy council are: Chris DeColli As the only incumbent candidate, DeColli has a four-year record. He stresses his family and community ties: soccer coach, PTA volunteer. DeColli, 36, said he considers how the council votes will affect the welfare of his wife and three daughters.
NEWS
By Ginger Thompson | July 26, 1991
In a Canton auditorium in Baltimore's 1st Councilmanic District last night, residents heard the opinions of all nine men hoping to win their votes in the September City Council primaries.The audience talked about a need for stricter housing codes, a greater police presence on the streets and improvements to the Eastern Avenue business corridor. The audience said that booming waterfront development is deteriorating the quality of life of Fells Point and Canton and that spiraling property taxes are forcing many homeowners out of Baltimore.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | March 14, 2004
With voices raised against corporate welfare and one-party rule, the Baltimore Green Party held its first convention in the city yesterday, attracting about 100 people to a library basement to nominate eight candidates for City Council. "The members of the City Council of Baltimore City ... should be on the streets of Washington demanding our money back, and demanding that the billions of dollars of federal money that go ... into the black hole of military spending be used instead for the health, education, transportation and general welfare of our citizens," said Dr. Terrence T. Fitzgerald, a physician nominated to run for the council's 5th District in Northwest Baltimore.
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By Kelly Brewington and Kelly Brewington,SUN STAFF | October 27, 2004
In the city's northeast corner, the 3rd, 4th and 14th City Council districts comprise the stately neighborhoods of Guilford and Homeland, the campuses of Morgan State University, the Johns Hopkins University and Loyola College, and business districts along Harford and York roads. Like council candidates throughout the city, office-seekers in these districts promise to be tough on crime and improve the city's struggling schools, hoping to keep homeowners from moving across the county line.
NEWS
By Annie Linskey and Bradley Olson and Annie Linskey and Bradley Olson,SUN STAFF | September 18, 2005
Annapolis residents going to the polls for primary elections Tuesday will choose among the most diverse field of candidates in the city's history. Neither mayoral candidate faces an opponent in the primaries. Mayor Ellen O. Mayor, a Democrat, and Alderman George O. Kelley Sr., a Republican, will appear alone on their respective party ballots. They will vie in a three-way race with Independent Gilbert T. Renaut in the general election Nov. 8. But the city has eight wards, and in four of them, city council candidates will square off. There will be Democratic primaries in three wards and Republican primaries in two wards.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
First, Anne Arundel County Council candidate Michael Peroutka talks about the need to destroy the "current regime," secede and establish a government based on the Bible.  Then he asks the crowd to stand for the National Anthem. But Peroutka does not sing "The Star-Spangled Banner. " He plucks the guitar and sings:  "Oh I wish I was in the land of cotton Old times there are not forgotten Look away, look away, look away Dixie Land" Is that.... Yup, Peroutka's National Anthem is "Dixie.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
Anne Arundel County Council candidate Michael Peroutka refused Wednesday to disavow an organization that encourages secession of the South, and denounced political and community leaders who have questioned his ties to the group. The Republican candidate for an Arundel district including Severna Park, Broadneck and Arnold has seen his views called into question regarding his membership in the League of the South, formed in 1994 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to "organize Southern people so that they might effectively pursue independence and self-government," according to the group's website.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | October 2, 2013
The city of Laurel's Ethics Commission signed off on the resubmitted campaign forms of the three challengers in the Laurel City Council race at a special meeting Wednesday. The three challengers in the eight-person City Council race -- John Smith (Ward 1),Thomas Matthews (Ward 2) and Adrian Rousseau (at-large) -- were required to resubmit their financial disclosure forms by the city's Board of Election Supervisors after the Ethics Commission found omissions on their original submissions at a meeting on Sept.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2011
Two Baltimore City Council candidates were poised to overcome write-in challenges Tuesday, converting their Democratic nominations into general election victories. Councilman Warren Branch of the 13th District was leading write-in challenger Shannon Sneed, widening a margin of victory from the September primary. Meanwhile, political newcomer Nick Mosby appeared to have turned back a write-in challenge from incumbent Councilwoman Belinda Conaway, whom he defeated in the 7th District's Democratic primary.
EXPLORE
November 7, 2011
Thank you very much for all of the support and encouragement that I received during the past month during my run for Council at-large seat on the city of Laurel Council. I truly appreciate every vote across both Ward 1 and Ward 2 in support of my candidacy. I was also impressed with the voter turnout, which in previous years was somewhat disappointing. While I was unsuccessful in my first bid for elected office I learned a lot about the political process. I would like to thank every last person who sacrificed their time by helping me hold signs, educate residents and spend countless hours knocking on doors speaking to residents in our community.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2011
At a time when campaigns in Baltimore usually are over, candidates in two City Council races are spending thousands of dollars battling to win the Nov. 8 general election. In East Baltimore's 13th District, Councilman Warren Branch has spent more than $33,000 since the Sept. 13 primary defending his seat from write-in challenger Shannon Sneed, who lost to him by 43 votes. The money is more than the $26,000 Branch spent in the entire year before the primary, according to campaign finance reports filed Friday and made public Monday.
NEWS
July 5, 2007
To keep up with the city campaigns, read short biographies of the candidates for mayor and City Council president, and see a list of the council candidates, go to baltimoresun.com/electionsblog
NEWS
July 12, 2007
ONLINE Keep up with city campaigns, read short biographies of the candidates for mayor and City Council president, and find a list of City Council candidates at baltimoresun.com/electionsblog
EXPLORE
October 26, 2011
Recently the Laurel Board of Trade hosted a meet-and-greet session with the candidates for city of Laurel. During that meeting Council President Mike Leszcz who is running for candidate-at-large defended the mayor and city of Laurel Council's position for nonsupport of the Laurel Boys and Girls Club by stating that the club needs to conduct independent audits and additionally the mayor and city of Laurel Council is concerned about where the more than...
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By Larry Perl, lperl@patuxent.com | August 23, 2011
The Roosevelt Recreation Center on Aug. 23 looked like a voting precinct on Election Day. Although the Democratic and Republican primaries aren't until Sept. 13 and Roosevelt isn't a voting place, it was the center of attention - and campaign signs - for candidates running for mayor, City Council president and council seats in the 7th, 12th and 14th Districts, which represent parts of Hampden, Remington and Charles Village. Twenty candidates, including one each from the Libertarian and Green parties, descended on the rec center at the corner of Falls Road and 36th Street for the Hampden Community Council's annual "Candidates' Night Out" forum.
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