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By Nia-Malika Henderson and Nia-Malika Henderson,Sun Reporter | December 13, 2006
Seven candidates are running for the vacant Annapolis city council seats in Wards 4 and 8, after meeting Monday's filing deadline Democrats Brian D. Tucker and Sheila M. Finlayson of Ward 4 will be on the Jan. 2 primary ballot to replace Wayne Taylor, who stepped down to head the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities. The winner will face Republican James M. Conley in the general election Jan. 30. In Ward 8, Republicans Frank B. Bradley and Joel Saline are vying for their party's nomination, and Ross Arnett and Paul Foer will meet in the Democratic primary to replace Josh Cohen, who resigned to represent District 6 on the County Council.
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By Luke Broadwater and Yvonne Wenger and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young came under fire Wednesday as critics charged that he pushed his favored candidate through a committee appointed to fill a vacant council seat. A committee of community leaders, appointed by Young, listened to more than four hours of testimony Tuesday evening from 14 candidates for the seat - and in less than five minutes agreed to nominate Federal Hill Neighborhood Association President Eric T. Costello, who was supported by Young.
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,Sun Staff Writer | January 12, 1995
County Council Chairman Charles C. Feaga stubbed his political toes yesterday trying to get his colleagues to accept a largely symbolic change: moving council seats down closer to the people.Mr. Feaga, the 5th District Republican, had hoped to make the change quickly and cheaply -- for less than $5,000 -- but was told yesterday that the change is unlikely to occur unless the council also provides equal access to people with disabilities.The council chairman learned that it would cost $50,000 to shift council seats to a lower level of the panel's hearing room and to provide a chair lift to carry disabled people down to where they could address the council from the same place as everyone else.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Fifteen people have applied to fill the vacant 11th District seat on Baltimore City's Council, according to the office of City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young.  They are:  Melanie A. Ambridge, a former board member of the South Baltimore Neighborhood Association Darroll Cribb,  CEO of The Humanitarian, Inc. Eric T. Costello, president of the Federal Hill Neighborhood Association  Julie K. Dunham Howie, a development...
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff writer | March 11, 1992
Five men -- including three incumbents -- were nominated by citizensMonday for three council seats that will be vacant in late May.Councilmen David W. Pyatt and William Wagner are seeking second four-year terms. Councilman Marcum N. Nance, appointed in 1989, is seeking his first full term.Two challengers -- Philip R. Dorsey and James R. Lumadue -- were named at the meeting at Town Hall, which was called to allow nominations for the May 4 non-partisan election. About 25 people attended.Mason Wilburn, chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Elections, invited citizens to a microphone at the front of the room to name theirchoices.
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April 15, 1999
The ballot for Taneytown elections features Henry C. Heine Jr. running unopposed for mayor, and three candidates running for two seats on the City Council.Incumbent Brian E. Long is running to keep a seat on the council. He was appointed by council members three years ago to fill a vacancy.Also running are Darryl G. Hale and Bobby G. Wales Sr.The election will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 3 at City Hall.
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March 13, 2002
Mount Airy's mayor will run unopposed and five candidates will seek two open council seats in the town election May 6. Mayor Gerald R. Johnson will seek a fourth term. He also ran unopposed in 1998. Incumbent Council President R. Delaine Hobbs will vie with four newcomers for the two council seats. The other candidates are Denise Morgan, John Medve, Chris Decolli and Michael Boyer. Council member Laurie V. Hager said she will not seek re-election for family reasons.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer | April 13, 1993
The Sykesville Town Council received two nominations for mayor and four for the three open council seats at last night's meeting.In the May 4 election, council President Kenneth Clark and former Councilwoman Maxine Wooleyhand will vie for the mayor's job, vacated because Mayor Lloyd Helt is moving to Westminster.Julie Kaus and Eugene Johnson, incumbent council members, are seeking re-election.The other council candidates are Garth Adams and Charles "Tim" Ferguson.The town charter says nominees do not have to be present at the time of nomination.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | May 12, 1999
Three hours after the polls closed last night in Hampstead's municipal elections, incumbent Mayor Christopher M. Nevin and challenger Wayne H. Thomas stood nervously in the town firehouse awaiting the results of yesterday's election."
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By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,Sun Staff Writer | April 30, 1995
Residents of Havre de Grace and Aberdeen will go to the polls Tuesday to elect members to their city councils and, in Havre de Grace, to choose a mayor. Polls in both cities will be open from 7 a.m to 7 p.m.Registered voters in Havre de Grace can cast their ballots for mayor and three council members in the Havre de Grace High School auditorium, 700 Congress Ave.Mayor Gunther Hirsch is running for a fourth two-year term. Unlike 1993, when he ran unopposed, this year Dr. Hirsch of the 600 block of Giles St. has two opponents.
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By Luke Broadwater and Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
With City Councilman William H. Cole IV leaving to run Baltimore's economic development corporation, candidates began lining up Friday to take over his seat representing the Inner Harbor, Federal Hill and Bolton Hill. Bill Romani, president of the nonprofit One House at a Time, and Betty Bland-Thomas, former president of the Sharp-Leadenhall Planning Committee, said they planned to apply for the job. Two other potential candidates — state Del. Keiffer Mitchell and Locust Point community leader Greg Sileo — were undecided.
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RECORD STAFF REPORT | March 18, 2014
Four candidates are running for three seats on the Havre de Grace City Council in the May 6 election, after Tuesday's filing deadline passed with no new entrants joining the race. The seats held by Council members David Glenn, Bill Martin and Joseph Smith will be contested in 2014. Smith is not running for re-election because he is instead seeking a seat on the Harford County Council. Glenn and Martin, former Councilman Steve Gamatoria and first-time candidate Robert Robertson all filed soon after the filing period began March 4. No one else filed before Tuesday's 5 p.m. deadline, City Administrator Jim Newby said early Tuesday evening.
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RECORD STAFF REPORT | February 7, 2014
Havre de Grace City Councilman Joseph Smith announced he filed this week for the Democratic nomination for the Harford County Council's District F seat representing the Havre de Grace and Riverside areas. A human resource consultant and small business owner, Smith, 49, said in a news release that he intends to bring an independent voice to Harford County politics. "As a County Councilman, I will challenge the status quo while working diligently to represent the diverse interests of an important district.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2014
Baltimore's budget director said Tuesday he's applied for a vacant seat on the Montgomery County Council - and will resign his position here if he is named to the council. Andrew W. Kleine, 44, of Silver Spring, is among the applicants seeking to fill Councilwoman Valerie Ervin's seat, who resigned on Jan. 3 to take a job at a nonprofit. “The opportunity was totally unexpected,” Kleine said. “As a lifelong public servant and longtime community leader, I could not pass up this exciting chance to serve in a new way. If I am selected, I would resign my position with the city to focus full-time on council business.
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October 25, 2013
[Adrian] Rousseau and [Thomas] Matthews not showing up to Monday night's debate at City Hall tells me they do not have what it takes to run a city. I have to give [John Mathew] Smith a mark for showing up, however he does not seem to have the knowledge or network of people that the current council knows and have.  The current council members all have backgrounds as directors or been involved in government work. This tells me they understand what it takes to run a city and spend our money wisely. They discuss the effects of changes needed and do their research before committing to a project. The current council has ties to state government representatives and knows whom to petition for grants and funds that will benefit our town. This council has brought our city forward with new improvements, and balanced the budget. We have not had a tax hike in six years.
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By Amanda Yeager, ayeager@tribune.com | October 24, 2013
Earlier this week, District 1 got its first Republican candidate for the County Council. Kevin Schmidt, 39, says he's running to bring a broader range of perspectives to a council dominated, four to one, by Democrats. Schmidt, of Ellicott City, joins Democrats Dave Grabowski, a former Planning Board member, and Jon Weinstein, an Ellicott City businessman, in the race for what observers say is arguably Howard's most competitive council district. Democrat Courtney Watson, who currently represents District 1, won the past two elections by a 52-47 margin.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | May 20, 2003
Manchester voters go to the polls today for an election with no contested races, but Mayor Christopher B. D'Amario says voters still can register their opinions. "Usually in a contested election, we get about 300 voters," said D'Amario, who is running unopposed for a second term. "I'd be thrilled if 300 people come out. That would be a vote of confidence." Two candidates are running for two open council seats. The paper-ballot voting runs from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Memorial Building.
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By Staff report | May 15, 1991
Voters in Hampstead, New Windsor, Union Bridge and Westminster elected officials the past two days and, except for in Hampstead, turnout was heavy.Here is a brief look at the outcomes:* Hampstead had only 79 of nearly 1,100 registered voters castingballots for mayor and two council seats.C. Clinton Becker, 43, who has served on the council since 1989, was elected mayor with 73 votes. Councilman Arthur H. Moler, 58, won a third term with 52 votes, while Councilman Gary W. Bauer, 44, was elected by 46 votes to the post he was appointed to last fall.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2013
Anne Arundel County school board member Andrew Pruski said Tuesday that he will run for county council in this year's upcoming election. The Gambrills resident, who served as school board president last school term, said he'll run for the District 4 seat currently held by councilman Jamie Benoit. Pruski said he will formally announce his intention to run on Wednesday in Odenton. He ran in 2006 and lost in the democratic primary. "I decided to run for council because Anne Arundel County needs a voice on the council addressing the needs of our schools, services and quality of life," Pruski said in a statement.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2013
Republican Del. Wade Kach has formally announced he will challenge Baltimore County Council Todd Huff next year. “When I look at the Third District, I see a need for an experienced, tested legislator to deal with the challenges we face,” Kach, who was first elected in 1974, said this week in a statement. “I believe that by moving from the House of Delegates to the County Council, I can bring the kind of responsive public service that the citizens want and need.” Huff, a Lutherville Republican, was elected to the council in 2010.
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