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By Sumathi Reddy and Sumathi Reddy,Sun Reporter | September 22, 2007
Warren Branch, a city public works inspector, beat incumbent Vernon E. Crider in the District 13 City Council Democratic primary election by 51 votes, the city elections director said yesterday. Provisional and absentee ballots were tallied yesterday and sent to the State Board of Elections, said Armstead B.C. Jones, the elections director. The council race had been the only local contest in the Sept. 11 Democratic primary that was too close to call, though Branch led by a slim margin after the voting.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
An attorney who co-founded the Institute on the Constitution and belongs to a Southern secessionist organization widened his lead in a Republican primary for a seat on the Anne Arundel County Council on Wednesday. Michael Anthony Peroutka held a 38-vote lead over former school board member Maureen Carr-York for the Republican primary in a district that includes Severna Park, Arnold and Broadneck. Elections officials counted provisional ballots and all absentee ballots on hand on Wednesday.
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By Phyllis Brill and Phyllis Brill,Sun Staff Writer | July 17, 1994
The Harford County Democratic Central Committee has nominated Aberdeen resident Ruth B. Frank to run against Republican Robert S. Wagner in the District E County Council race.Mr. Wagner, 36, who is running for re-election, was the only candidate to file for the District E seat by the July 5 deadline. However, the central committees of both parties have until Wednesday to nominate candidates in races that would otherwise be uncontested in the Nov. 8 general election.The Democratic committee met yesterday and voted 6-0 to make Ms. Frank a candidate.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
After the first day of counting absentee ballots on Thursday, a winner had not yet been determined in a Republican primary race for the Anne Arundel County Council. At the close of the first absentee canvass, Michael Anthony Peroutka held a 16-vote lead over Maureen Carr-York in District 5, which includes Severna Park, Arnold and Broadneck. Incumbent Councilman Dick Ladd remained in third. Peroutka had 2,287 votes to Carr-York's 2,271 votes, according to election data. A total of 1,791 provisional ballots and remaining absentee ballots will be counted next week.
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | March 18, 1993
The first candidate to enter the Hampstead Town Council race is Jacqueline Hyatt, who filed her candidacy March 11, Town Clerk Pat Warner said."No sense waiting until the last minute," said Ms. Hyatt. "I really do want to run again. . . . I think I make a difference."She said the projects on which she has made a difference include the Northeast Tourist Bureau; the Hampstead swimming pool; the town tree commission; the council's parks and recreation committee; and the effort to preserve the Hampstead train station.
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By Elise Armacost and Elise Armacost,Staff writer | November 2, 1990
Republican Gerald P. Starr isn't running against an incumbent in the District 1 County Council race, but he may as well be.His Democratic opponent, George F. Bachman, 69, does not appear to have lost one iota of political strength since he left the council eight years ago to pursue a bid for county executive. Bachman lost that contest, but today he is remembered less for that loss than for his 18 years of council service.Starr, 49, a financial administrator for Westinghouse Electric Corp.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | October 27, 1998
At first glance, the County Council race in the 4th District looks like the battle of the tweed jackets.Incumbent Republican Bert L. Rice and his Democratic challenger, former U.S. Rep. Bill D. Burlison, are conservative-dressing, slow-talking politicians seeking to represent one of the fastest-growing areas of the county. The district stretches from Maryland City to Sherwood Forest and includes Odenton, Gambrills, Severn and Millersville.These rivals come from very different backgrounds, though.
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December 20, 2009
P erhaps the most surprising thing about the report by Bryan P. Sears of the Towson Times that two development attorneys - including County Executive James T. Smith Jr.'s son - are making a major fundraising push to back favored Baltimore County Council candidates in potentially open races is that they're limiting their ambition to three districts. After all, the 2nd District seat might be open, too. Why not try to buy a clear majority? The effort by Michael Paul Smith and David Gildea to raise money for candidates in the 1st, 5th and 6th councilmanic districts might be unusual in its scope and in the dollar amounts they're bringing in. But in terms of development interests seeking influence over Baltimore County government, somebody else thought of that back around the dawn of time.
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August 20, 1994
An article in The Sun yesterday on campaign financin reports filed by Baltimore County Council candidates incorrectly characterized the amount 7th District candidate Louis L. DePazzo's report has spent on the race. Mr. DePazzo has spent about $1,700 in the current County Council race.The Sun regrets the errors.
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November 8, 1990
Ever since his arrest last January in a drug sting at Washington's Vista Hotel, District Mayor Marion Barry has been a man desperately seeking vindication, first from the jurors who convicted him on one misdemeanor cocaine possession charge, then from the judge who sentenced him to six months in prison, and finally from the voters, whom he called upon to return him to office as one of two at-large members on the City Council. On Tuesday the people spoke and told Barry to call it a day.Barry's ignominious defeat in the council race -- he won less than 20 percent of the vote -- was entirely in keeping with the new mood among District voters that propelled Sharon Pratt Dixon, a lawyer and former utility company executive who three months ago was given virtually no chance of winning, into the mayor's office on a sweeping promise to "clean house."
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
In Severna Park, candidates repeat two words again and again this primary season: rain tax. County Councilman Dick Ladd, a Republican who represents Severna Park, Arnold and Broadneck in the 5th District, is being targeted by six challengers, most of whom criticize him for voting for the county's stormwater fees, derided as the "rain tax" by opponents. "People are worried about taxes. People don't like the rain tax that not only Dick Ladd voted for, but said he voted for with pleasure," said Republican challenger Joseph M. Campbell.
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June 10, 2014
The Sun makes endorsements for state legislature and County Council in the following races: 8th District Redistricting left the residents of the 8th District with two incumbents for three spots. Del. John Cluster, Christian Miele and Norma Secoura are unopposed in the Republican primary, but there is significant competition among the Democrats. Del. Eric Bromwell, though still young at 37, is running for his fourth term in Annapolis, and he has matured as a lawmaker during his time.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2011
Shannon Sneed conceded her closely contested race to unseat City Councilman Warren Branch in a message on her campaign Facebook page late Thursday. The television producer congratulated Branch and pledged to continue her activism in East Baltimore. "We have come to the end of a long journey," Sneed wrote. "Though I was not selected to be the next council member, I will still be working tirelessly in our community. I would like to congratulate our councilman on his race, and I know if he succeeds then our community succeeds.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2011
Baltimore City Councilman Warren Branch narrowly defeated his main challenger in the District 13 Democratic primary, election officials said Wednesday. With no votes left to count in the race, Branch, a first-term councilman, had a 43-vote lead over Shannon Sneed, said city elections director Armstead Jones Sr. The results were not yet certified, but election officials were in the process of doing that, Jones said. Reached by phone, Branch breathed a sigh of relief. "I'll take a win any way I can get it," he said jokingly.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2011
In an election with few surprises, Baltimore City Councilwoman Belinda M. Conaway stood out. The two-term incumbent lost to a political newcomer in a relatively close race that was called Wednesday morning. With the possible exception of one council race that is still too close to call, Conaway was the only sitting member defeated in Tuesday's Democratic primary. After being dogged in recent months by questions about where she lives, she lost to Nick Mosby, an electrical engineer from Reservoir Hill, by 648 votes.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2011
The incumbent ditched a mayoral bid at the last minute, deciding instead to try to hang on to his seat representing parts of Charles Village, Oliver, Remington and Station North. His challengers include a community activist who hopes to be the Baltimore City Council's first Latina member, an openly gay neighborhood leader who patrols the streets of Mount Vernon on a Segway and a college senior who has snagged the governor's endorsement. And then there's the labor leader, security guard and East Baltimore activist.
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | July 2, 2002
Switching course at the last minute, Baltimore County Councilman Vincent J. Gardina announced yesterday that he's dropping his state Senate bid and running for re-election instead. The surprise move all but guarantees hard-fought battles in the primary and general elections in the County Council's 5th District, which runs from Towson through Perry Hall to the eastern edge of the county. Gardina, a three-term Democrat from Perry Hall, will face the winner of the Sept. 10 Republican primary, a contest between first-term Councilman Wayne M. Skinner of Towson and Del. James F. Ports Jr. of Perry Hall.
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August 28, 1991
There are an unusually large number of qualified candidates running in the hotly contested 2nd District City Council race this year. Yet unlike earlier years, the political clubs that normally broker tickets and help winnow the field have been unable to agree on a single slate of candidates. The inter-racial coalition that in the past worked to ensure the election of a representative delegation made up of one white and two black council members appears to have been weakened as a result. But voters can make a virtue of the necessity of picking the best candidates from this large field by basing their decisions purely on the contenders' abilities, positions on issues and records of accomplishment.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2010
The election for an open Baltimore County Council seat in the east side's District 6 that includes Middle River, Fullerton and Overlea has, in many respects, become a referendum on the status quo and the Democratic administration that has been in place for the past eight years. Democrat Cathy A. Bevins, 51, of Middle River, was part of that administration, working for seven years in constituent service for County Executive James T. Smith Jr., and she said she would like to carry on Smith's approach.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2010
Both candidates in the Baltimore County Council District 3 race had some confessing to do at a community forum this week, but neither man revealed the full extent of his past troubles with the law. Democrat Ben Sutley and Republican Todd Huff were asked at the end of a 90-minute forum at The Lodge in Oregon Ridge on Monday night to talk about their own past conduct. The question, submitted by a member of the audience anonymously, reflected that word of Sutley's and Huff's legal troubles has been circulating for months, but neither had been asked openly to talk about it. Neither man went into detail about the incidents, which in Sutley's case involved driving while intoxicated and a drug charge, and in Huff's case a conviction for leaving the scene of an accident, charges of passing a bad check and a handgun violation.
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