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By Amanda Yeager, ayeager@tribune.com | December 5, 2013
District 12 voters have an abundance of options on the Democratic side for the three open delegate seats. But, until late last month, no one had stepped forward to fill an "R" slot on the ballot. Lansdowne resident Joseph Hooe became the first Republican to file for the District 12 House race on Nov. 20. But Hooe, 45, doesn't intend to make his campaign about partisan politics. A Lansdowne volunteer firefighter and owner of a small tire business in Baltimore, Hooe said he's concerned about the state's working class.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | September 20, 2014
In Maryland's newly redrawn 12th legislative district - which slithers from southwestern Baltimore County to West Columbia in Howard County - the race for the State House is pretty neatly divided along county lines. All four Republicans in the race live and work in the smaller Baltimore County portion of the district, while every Democratic candidate works in the larger Howard County side, and three live there. The district's geography has the underdog GOP candidates decrying what they perceive as gerrymandering to diminish their county's voice.
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October 28, 1994
Legislative District 12 is among the more dichotomous creations of the state officials who a few years ago redrew Maryland's political boundaries. Roughly half of the new 12th is in conservative southwest Baltimore County; the rest lies in more liberal east Howard County.Perhaps fittingly, the District 12 state Senate race features a clear choice between conservative Republican David P. Maier of Elkridge, a construction contractor, and liberal Democrat Edward Kasemeyer of Columbia, a lobbyist for the Montgomery County government.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
For the first time in more than a decade, the sprawling House of Delegates district that extends from southwest Baltimore County through Howard County is in play. With three long-serving incumbents retiring from District 12, a large field of competitors is hoping to pounce on a rare opportunity to win election in what is seen as a diverse and important district. The wide-open race has attracted 13 candidates, including two physicians, a former speechwriter for Gov. Martin O'Malley and a former state lawmaker who is financing his campaign with $85,000 of his own money.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Sun Staff Writer | August 18, 1994
State Sen. Nancy L. Murphy has raised about twice as much money as any other District 12 contender over the last nine months, but the incumbent says most of the money was spent in her aborted bid for Baltimore County executive.According to campaign finance reports, Ms. Murphy raised $97,931 from Nov. 2, 1993 to Aug. 9, but her treasurer estimates that about 75 percent was collected and spent for the executive race from which she withdrew June 24 to concentrate on retaining her Senate seat.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writers Mark Guidera and Lan Nguyen contributed to this story | September 14, 1994
Del. Virginia M. Thomas ousted incumbent state Sen. Thomas M. Yeager, and Columbia resident Edward J. Kasemeyer apparently defeated three Baltimore County contenders, including the incumbent state senator, in Democratic primaries for General Assembly seats yesterday.Ms. Thomas, who charged that Mr. Yeager was ineffective, won a battle over leadership styles for the Democratic nomination in Senate District 13, defeating the three-term senator resoundingly, 64 percent to 36 percent. The district also includes a small portion of Prince George's County.
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February 21, 1995
"Evening at Oakland," presented by the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at Oakland at 5430 Vantage Point Road.The event will feature concert pianist and composer Paul Sullivan.A recording artist, Mr. Sullivan has been the composer for Pilobolus Dance Theatre, ABC-TV and the Winter Olympics Committee.Light refreshments will be provided by event sponsors Renaissance Pastries and Bun Penny. Admission is $40. Advanced registration is required. Proceeds will benefit the Randy Sands Men's Shelter Project, an emergency and transitional housing program.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
For the first time in more than a decade, the sprawling House of Delegates district that extends from southwest Baltimore County through Howard County is in play. With three long-serving incumbents retiring from District 12, a large field of competitors is hoping to pounce on a rare opportunity to win election in what is seen as a diverse and important district. The wide-open race has attracted 13 candidates, including two physicians, a former speechwriter for Gov. Martin O'Malley and a former state lawmaker who is financing his campaign with $85,000 of his own money.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Sun Staff Writer | February 8, 1994
Democratic political activist James M. Kraft has decided to pursue his "initial desire" -- a run for state Senate instead of the House of Delegates seat for which he had geared his campaign for several months.Mr. Kraft said yesterday he decided to run for the Senate in District 12 -- which includes West Columbia, Elkridge and southwestern Baltimore County -- after Democratic Sen. Nancy L. Murphy recently announced her intention to run for Baltimore County executive rather than seek re-election.
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By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | November 4, 1998
Two of the General Assembly's top-ranking Republicans, Minority Leader Robert H. Kittleman and Minority Whip Robert L. Flanagan, appeared headed toward another four years in Annapolis after Howard County polls closed yesterday.With 28 of 33 precincts reporting, Kittleman and Flanagan each had 38 percent in solidly Republican District 14B in western Howard. Ellicott City Democratic Club President Bill Woodcock, the lone Democrat on the ballot, trailed with 24 percent.In an apparent upset, Democratic candidate John A. Giannetti Jr. had claimed victory over Republican Del. John S. Morgan in District 13B.With all nine precincts reporting, Giannetti had 58 percent to Morgan's 42 percent.
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March 12, 2014
District 12 (Howard and Baltimore Counties) has three House of Delegate seats up for grabs. That's a healthy 2.1 percent of our state's total. Here are my sanguine impressions from a Democratic candidate forum held March 6. Nine of 10 candidates present agreed that the Cove Point pipeline should not be built, and similar concern was expressed about hydraulic fracking more generally. Adam Sachs boldly noted that jobs in this case might not be the highest priority. All candidates support a $10.10 minimum wage with COLAs.
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By Amanda Yeager, ayeager@tribune.com | December 20, 2013
The second Republican to file in Howard and Baltimore counties' District 12 says he's the candidate for voters interested in small government and individual freedoms. "People should be able to do what they want, as long as they're not hurting anyone else," Gordon Bull said of his political stance. "I'm not into trying to control people, their lives or their decisions. " Bull, 32, called himself "a liberty-minded Republican" interested in bringing government "a lot closer to the people.
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By Amanda Yeager, ayeager@tribune.com | December 5, 2013
District 12 voters have an abundance of options on the Democratic side for the three open delegate seats. But, until late last month, no one had stepped forward to fill an "R" slot on the ballot. Lansdowne resident Joseph Hooe became the first Republican to file for the District 12 House race on Nov. 20. But Hooe, 45, doesn't intend to make his campaign about partisan politics. A Lansdowne volunteer firefighter and owner of a small tire business in Baltimore, Hooe said he's concerned about the state's working class.
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October 9, 2013
I find Michael Gisriel's announced bid for one of the District 12 delegate's seats offensive. Given the fine representatives who have served our District over the years, it is insulting to our previous delegates and voters that a disbarred attorney, one with a failed term as an unsuccessful Maryland delegate in the late 1980s and an avowed special interest lobbyist to boot, would have the gall to say he's going to represent the people of District 12....
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By Dave Rosenthal | April 6, 2012
If you have a spare $1.4 million -- are you listening Mega-Millions winners? -- you can buy the abandoned North Carolina village that portrayed Katniss Everdeen's hometown in "The Hunger Games" movie. Henry River Mill Village was built in the early 1900s as a planned community around a yarn factory, and after the mill closed, the 72-acre tract and its remaining buildings were bought by Wade Shepherd, according to an Associated Press story. He says fans have been swarming around the property to get a taste of District 12, and he's ready to sell.
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September 11, 2007
Following are the Democratic candidates in today's Baltimore primary election. The Sun's endorsements are highlighted. There is no Republican primary. MAYOR Phillip A. Brown Jr. Andrey Bundley Jill P. Carter Frank M. Conaway SHEILA DIXON A. Robert Kaufman Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr. Mike Schaefer CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT Kenneth N. Harris Sr. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake MICHAEL SARBANES Charles Ulysses Smith DISTRICT 1 Donald John Dewar III JAMES B. KRAFT Terry Jay McCready Marc E. Warren DISTRICT 2 Nicholas C. D'Adamo Jr. LAWRENCE JAMAAL MOSES DISTRICT 3 ROBERT W. CURRAN Norman E. Hall Michael L. Hamilton DISTRICT 4 Scherod Barnes Neil R. Bernstein Ryan M. Coleman Monica L. Gaines William "Bill" Goodin Reba Hawkins BILL HENRY Christopher Jack Hill Earl Levi Holt III DISTRICT 5 No contest DISTRICT 6 Ramona Moore Baker Sharon Green Middleton Deborah B. Ramsey ELIZABETH "LIZ" SMITH DISTRICT 7 Tony Asa BELINDA K. CONAWAY Marshall Toby Goodwin John Holmes DISTRICT 8 Benjamin Barnwell Sr. HELEN L. HOLTON Darryl Anthony Jefferson Sr. Andre Manigault Mahasa David Maurice Smallwood DISTRICT 9 MICHAEL EUGENE JOHNSON James Hugh Jones II Agnes Welch DISTRICT 10 Donnie Fair TERRY F. HICKEY Hunter L. Pruette Edward L. Reisinger DISTRICT 11 Karen Veronica Brown WILLIAM COLE Rita Collins Fred D. Mason III Adam S. Meister Nick Mosby Dana Owens Brandon Thornton Warren Zussman DISTRICT 12 Ertha Harris Frank William Richardson...
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,sun reporter | October 25, 2006
When Catonsville tow company operator Joe Hooe talks about his run for a House of Delegates seat in the district where Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. grew up, the motive is clear: to give Ehrlich some breathing room in the state legislature. Elect enough Republicans, the theory goes, and a re-elected Ehrlich could survive efforts by the General Assembly to override his vetoes. And for Republican hopefuls such as 38-year-old Hooe, one target is District 12, an odd-shaped piece of political real estate that's split in two and spread between Baltimore and Howard counties.
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