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June 12, 2014
We need fresh voices with bipartisan ideas in Annapolis. After attending a Howard County candidates forum in Savage on May 21, I heard two such voices running for a District 13 seat in the House of Delegates - one from each party. Democrat Najab Siddiqui had the soft-spoken insight of a local business owner, job creator and professional engineer. His desire for excellence in both the county and the state was well evident. He provides a sound choice for those party voters who want change in their district representation.
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NEWS
June 12, 2014
We need fresh voices with bipartisan ideas in Annapolis. After attending a Howard County candidates forum in Savage on May 21, I heard two such voices running for a District 13 seat in the House of Delegates - one from each party. Democrat Najab Siddiqui had the soft-spoken insight of a local business owner, job creator and professional engineer. His desire for excellence in both the county and the state was well evident. He provides a sound choice for those party voters who want change in their district representation.
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NEWS
October 31, 1994
The voters of District 13 are a diverse group. Mostly Democrats, they nonetheless comprise a wide spectrum of views and differing community interests. From the more liberal East Columbia to the more conservative Laurel and northern Prince George's County, District 13 cuts a wide and varied swath through central Maryland.The race for state Senate from this district typifies the opposing poles of opinion in the community. Democratic Del. Virginia M. Thomas, generally regarded as liberal and with a stronghold in Columbia, is squaring off against Republican Del. Martin G. Madden, whose more conservative stands make him a favorite outside the city.
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By Amanda Yeager, ayeager@tribune.com | January 2, 2014
Howard County's representation in Annapolis will see some significant change after this year's session comes to a close. This will be the last session for some of the Howard delegation's members. District 13 Sen. Jim Robey and District 12B Del. Liz Bobo, both Democrats, announced last year that they would not run for re-election. District 9 Sen. Allan Kittleman will give up his seat after 2014 in the hopes of becoming the county's first Republican county executive since 1998. And Dels.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | June 25, 2002
Howard County will have its own General Assembly district for the first time in over three decades, and county Republicans will have a chance to maintain their current veto power over local bills, thanks to the Maryland Court of Appeals redistricting plan. The court plan announced Friday puts District 13 entirely within Howard County - giving the county a complete legislative district to call its own for the first time since 1966. "Howard was one district [then]," former Sen. James Clark recalled about his first term in office (1962-1966)
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 3, 2002
Clarksville resident Mary Beth Tung has switched political gears to help the Republican Party by transferring from the Howard County Council race to the Maryland House of Delegates contest in the redrawn District 13, covering southern and eastern Howard. With the move, Tung, a patent agent and two-year Howard resident, will avoid a primary election clash with Planning Board Chairwoman Joan Lancos, another Republican seeking the District 4 County Council seat. Tung will join a Republican legislative ticket headed by state Sen. Sandra B. Schrader, who Tung said first approached her about switching.
NEWS
By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff Writer | June 9, 1994
Democratic candidates running for the Maryland legislature from Howard County addressed a range of pressing issues -- crime and prison crowding, education and economic development, health care and gun control -- at a Columbia Democratic Club forum last night."
NEWS
By Amanda Yeager, ayeager@tribune.com | January 2, 2014
Howard County's representation in Annapolis will see some significant change after this year's session comes to a close. This will be the last session for some of the Howard delegation's members. District 13 Sen. Jim Robey and District 12B Del. Liz Bobo, both Democrats, announced last year that they would not run for re-election. District 9 Sen. Allan Kittleman will give up his seat after 2014 in the hopes of becoming the county's first Republican county executive since 1998. And Dels.
NEWS
October 23, 2002
Howard County is growing more wealthy, diverse and conservative. The challenge for the county's new legislative delegation will be to work across party lines to represent a changing electorate. District 9A: West Howard has sent Del. Robert L. Flanagan, a determined conservative known for doing his homework, to Annapolis four straight terms. A voice for budgetary restraint, Mr. Flanagan deserves a fifth term. In the race for this district's second delegate seat, Democratic challenger Tony McGuffin, a teacher and party activist, has raised critical environmental and growth issues.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Staff writer | July 10, 1991
Howard County should reduce its shared Annapolis legislative and Washington congressional districts when the boundary lines are redrawn to reflect the 1990 Census, says a group of concerned officials and residents.The small group of elected officials and residents activein local politics made the suggestion at a public hearing Monday night before the Governor's Redistricting Advisory Committee.To reflect the county's population increase of 58 percent over the last 10 years, from 118,000 to 187,000, the committee should make an effort to reduce the number of shared districts with other counties, said those who testified before the redistricting panel.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2011
Shannon Sneed is kneeling on an East Baltimore sidewalk, her campaign papers spread out in the dirt and grass. She's got voter registration lists, candidate fliers and write-in instructions - everything she needs to take on a sitting Baltimore City Councilman. Except money. And working vocal cords. She identifies her next route and, seeing some people down the road, is off. “Vote for me!” she rasps, her voice struggling to keep up with her will. “Write me in!” Sneed, a 30-year-old political newcomer, startled the establishment when she came within 43 votes of upsetting incumbent Councilman Warren Branch in last month's Democratic primary.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2011
District 13 City Council challenger Shannon Sneed plans to kick off her write-in campaign next week, her campaign said Wednesday. A political newcomer, Sneed lost narrowly to incumbent City Councilman Warren Branch in the September Democratic primary. "I simply went out and talked to the voters," Sneed said in a statement Wednesday about her 43-vote loss to Branch. "I knocked on almost every door in the district, and I listened to citizens' concerns. I think my message of a cleaner, safer East Baltimore with a responsive city councilperson really resonated with people.
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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.
NEWS
By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,Sun reporter | September 9, 2007
When City Councilwoman Paula Johnson Branch abruptly left office this year to take a job in the real estate industry, she pushed a trusted aide as her replacement. Now Vernon E. Crider, a high school special education teacher in Harford County whose military service has taken him to Iraq, is battling four other Democrats as he tries to hold on to the 13th District seat in East Baltimore. "What I'm doing now as a councilperson, I'm just turning it up a few notches," said Crider, who has served in the Marines and the Air Force Reserve.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN REPORTER | September 13, 2006
One Howard County delegate lost his seat in yesterday's Democratic primary, while another fended off a challenge from a determined newcomer. Republican Warren E. Miller won his party primary along with incumbent Del. Gail H. Bates in their western county district, while incumbent Neil F. Quinter lost to a ticket featuring a popular county council member. With nearly all of the vote in, Miller and Bates had roughly double the votes of challenger Melissa Ridgely Covolesky, who conceded just after 11 p.m. "It's obviously not looking good.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,sun reporter | August 27, 2006
When three-term Del. Frank S. Turner knocked on their door, retirees Irene and Jim MacDonald agreed to put a Guzzone-Pendergrass-Turner campaign sign on the lawn of their 33-year home in Columbia. They did the same thing when Del. Neil F. Quinter showed up with his sign. The MacDonalds, who live on the high-traffic corner of Tamar Drive and Old Montgomery Road, are one of a handful of families with lawn signs advertising four candidates for the three available Democratic nominations to the Maryland House of Delegates from Howard County's District 13. The popularity of the four elected officials is creating a problem for about 11,000 Democrats likely to vote in the Sept.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN REPORTER | September 13, 2006
One Howard County delegate lost his seat in yesterday's Democratic primary, while another fended off a challenge from a determined newcomer. Republican Warren E. Miller won his party primary along with incumbent Del. Gail H. Bates in their western county district, while incumbent Neil F. Quinter lost to a ticket featuring a popular county council member. With nearly all of the vote in, Miller and Bates had roughly double the votes of challenger Melissa Ridgely Covolesky, who conceded just after 11 p.m. "It's obviously not looking good.
NEWS
September 2, 2002
Today, The Sun continues its Sept. 10 primary endorsements with a look at state legislative races in districts 9A, 12B and 13. IN HOWARD COUNTY this primary election season, General Assembly candidates often share similar concerns. They tend to focus on three issues: fostering quality schools, controlling development and related road congestion, and providing affordable health care. But the candidates vary greatly in their experience and training. District 9A: Among three Republican candidates for two House nominations in this western Howard district, incumbent Robert L. Flanagan, a delegate for 15 years and a GOP leader in Annapolis, has been an articulate voice of conservative opposition in heavily Democratic Annapolis.
FEATURES
By MICHAEL SRAGOW and MICHAEL SRAGOW,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | June 2, 2006
"Nasty, brutish and long," e-mailed a friend after seeing Mission: Impossible III. Say this for District B-13: It's nasty, brutish and short. It also boasts actor-athletes who turn kicking butt into jack-booted ballet and keep the production craftsmen jumping. You feel the camera must be moving on coordinated pole vaults and catapults. For better and worse, the entire film goes by like a theme-park cyclone ride. It makes as much sense as it needs to when you're on it. All it leaves in its wake is a residue of vertigo and speed.
NEWS
By LARRY CARSON and LARRY CARSON,SUN REPORTER | November 23, 2005
After 32 years of policing Howard County and two terms as county executive, Democrat James N. Robey wants to knock a Republican out of the Maryland Senate on his way to retirement. But his target could prove formidable: state Sen. Sandra B. Schrader, a GOP moderate with close ties to the administration of Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and deep roots in Howard County District 13, where Robey has yet to take up residence. Robey's announcement was the third major political event in the county since Friday, when County Councilman Ken Ulman, a west Columbia Democrat, announced he will seek the county executive's job. The next day, Councilman Christopher J. Merdon, a 34-year-old Ellicott City Republican, staged a formal announcement of his candidacy for county executive, complete with hundreds of applauding supporters, sign-wavers and a musical flourish at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post off Old Columbia Pike.
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