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October 17, 1994
The race for Anne Arundel County Council's Third District seat is a contest between a mediocre incumbent and a challenger who has worked as hard to get this job as any candidate we have seen. This is a case where voters should take their chances on a change.Republican Councilman Carl G. "Dutch" Holland's resume includes bringing to fruition the Mountain Road library, Solley Elementary School and the Lake Shore sports complex, ideas begun by his predecessor; promoting a school nurse program, and authoring noise control and fly ash regulation laws.
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February 11, 2014
Gina Kazimir of Bel Air formally filed her candidacy for Harford County Council District C on Feb. 7. Kazimir, a Democrat who lives in the Howard Park section of Bel Air, said she is offering a choice to move forward for voters in District C. "I am running because I believe that voters deserve choices. The right to choose our government is fundamental to what makes America the greatest nation on earth," she said. "I want to ensure that right remains strong by offering a choice for voters in District C. "I believe that we need to move forward and take a fresh look at the opportunities and challenges in the district.
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By Paul Shread and Paul Shread,Staff Writer | June 30, 1991
The Black Political Forum has asked the county to create a new County Council district in the Annapolis area to increase black voting power.The forum, a group of county and Annapolis leaders, made its proposal to the county Charter Revision Commission during a public hearing at Glen Burnie High School Thursday night.The commission is charged with redrawing council districts to reflect population changes recorded in the 1990 census.The commission will make its recommendations to the County Council in September.
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By Ruth Goldstein | October 17, 2012
Stop! Don't sign it! A petition drive secretly sponsored by developers Howard Brown and David Cordish has been circulating for the last few weeks in an effort to quash all of the zoning changes in Council Districts 2 and 6 that were approved in August by the Baltimore County Council. This vote took place after an exhaustive one-year process of community input meetings, Planning Board recommendations and staff reviews called the Comprehensive Zoning Map Process (CZMP). Finally, it was signed into law by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.
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September 18, 1991
From: Edie SegreeArnoldThe Greater Severna Park Council has long been a viable force in the county, and I can well understand its decision to oppose any redistricting plan that does not keep Severna Park a single County Council district.Those of use who live in the Lower Broadneck Peninsulawant the same thing -- to be left in a single County Council district. We don't want to be the "sacrificial lamb."There is no rational justification for splitting the lower Peninsula. Certainly, the geographic boundaries of this area are very clear cut. There is a strongcommon interest among the residents on such issues as the environment and development.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 24, 2011
Both Democrats and Republicans in Howard County believe they have a chance to win a new seat in the House of Delegates proposed for the area around Ellicott City. The added seat comes as part of a state legislative redistricting map put forth this month by a panel appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley, and would mirror Howard's most competitive County Council district — won in a tight race last year by Democrat Courtney Watson. "I think the map gives us some excellent opportunities," said Howard's Democratic Central Committee Chair, Michael C.A. McPherson.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2011
Harford County Democrats have decided not to appeal a court decision and will remain shut out of the process that sets council district lines for the next decade. Instead, they are looking to a broad review of the county charter to help protect their party's interests in the future. Democrats, who once dominated Harford, officially became the minority party last year. The party didn't field candidates in several Republican strongholds, and saw their share of the 2010 vote dip below 15 percent - the minimum eligibility standard for participation on the council redistricting commission.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2010
Democratic voters in Baltimore County's District 6 who are looking to fill an open seat being vacated by County Councilman Joseph Bartenfelder have a choice of three candidates, two of whom have seen government from the inside and one who has been a champion from the outside for a neglected river. Stephen L. Verch, who founded the Back River Restoration Committee, is on the ballot along with Cathy A. Bevins, who worked for years as the county executive's east-side constituent service assistant, and Todd Schuler, who is a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, as Bartenfelder — now running for county executive — was when he was first elected to the seat in 1994.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2010
Of the three incumbents seeking re-election to the Baltimore County Council, Kenneth N. Oliver might be facing the toughest primary battle. Six Democratic opponents are working to unseat the two-term councilman. They are campaigning on how to spur economic development, improve schools and enhance public safety. Oliver is running on what he has done for constituents. With no Republican candidate in the race, the tight Democratic primary will likely determine who represents the district that includes Woodlawn, Randallstown, Owings Mills and Reisterstown.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2010
fleming Four first-time candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination for Baltimore County Council in the southwestern District 1, an older suburb of many quaint main streets that also faces the challenge of drawing new businesses to areas that are showing their age. Hoping to succeed 16-year council member Samuel Moxley, who declined to seek re-election, are Brian Bailey, a health policy manager for a national medical association, caterer...
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN REPORTER | November 8, 2006
Democrat Ken Ulman was building a strong lead over Republican Christopher J. Merdon in the race for Howard County executive last night, with more than three quarters of the precincts reporting. "All the numbers are not in, but everything we've seen certainly looks great," Ulman told a cheering crowd of supporters at 11 p.m. Democrats also led in four of the five county council districts as well. Greg Fox was the only GOP council candidate ahead. Merdon made an emotional speech to his supporters before 11 p.m., though he did not concede.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | November 6, 2002
Baltimore County police officers and firefighters were celebrating last night the overwhelming approval of a referendum question that will allow contract disputes with county officials to be settled by a third-party arbitrator -- a process called binding arbitration. "It shows that there's a mandate from the public," said Michael K. Day Sr., president of the Baltimore County Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Association, which backed the measure along with Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 4. Binding arbitration received the highest percentage of votes of all ballot questions in Baltimore County.
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