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By PHILLIP MCGOWAN and PHILLIP MCGOWAN,SUN REPORTER | October 21, 2005
G. James Benoit, a corporate lawyer and former Army lieutenant, has announced that he will seek the 4th District Anne Arundel County Council seat that will be vacated next year by fellow Democrat Bill D. Burlison. Benoit, 34, has served on the board of directors of the Piney Orchard Community Association since February. A Gambrills native, he served in the military from 1995 to 2000 and earned his law degree from the University of Baltimore in 2002 and his master of law degree from Georgetown University in 2005.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | February 25, 2014
Candidates remain unopposed in three Harford County races after the Tuesday 9 p.m. deadline to file as a candidate for 2014 came and went. Two incumbent county officeholders, Harford County Council District B Councilman Joe Woods and Register of Wills Derek Hopkins, both Republicans, do not have an opponent from either party. Circuit Court Judge Yolanda Curtin, who was appointed to the bench in the fall and is standing for election to a full term, also did not have an opponent as of the deadline Tuesday.
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March 21, 1994
Melinda Hamilton, an insurance executive and Annapolis resident, has announced she is running for the 6th District County Council seat being vacated by Democrat Maureen Lamb.Ms. Lamb is prohibited from running for another term by the county's term limit law.Ms. Hamilton, a Democrat, worked for more than 10 years as an executive with the New York Life Insurance Co. and has been an independent insurance consultant since August.She serves on the board of directors of Chrysalis House, a residential drug and alcohol treatment facility for women, and is chairwoman of the new construction committee.
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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 Jonathan D. Rockoff and Dennis O'Brien and Jonathan D. Rockoff and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | September 11, 2002
Kenneth N. Oliver, a former planning board chairman, appeared to narrowly defeat Penny McCrimmon last night in the Democratic primary that could lead to the election of Baltimore County's first African-American council member. Unofficial results showed Oliver was ahead of McCrimmon, a longtime community and Democratic Party activist, by 452 votes in the 4th District. The district, which centers around Randallstown and includes Woodlawn, Granite and parts of Owings Mills, was reconfigured during redistricting to have a black voting majority.
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By Robert Guy Matthews and Robert Guy Matthews,SUN STAFF | January 9, 1997
Political insiders at City Hall are betting that community activist Rita R. Church is the front-runner to replace Joan Carter Conway as a 3rd District council member.Church, from the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello area, is relatively unknown outside political circles.But she is a longtime activist and board member of the 43rd District's Democratic State Central Committee.Church is one of the five committee members who voted unanimously to replace state Sen. John A. Pica Jr., who retired last week, with Conway, a first-term councilwoman.
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By John H. Gormley Jr | December 11, 1990
Horace W. Davis, head of one of the five dockworkers locals in the port of Baltimore, has called for a summit of port leaders from labor, management and the state to devise ways of defusing problems before they become harmful disputes."
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By Robert Guy Matthews and Robert Guy Matthews,SUN STAFF | July 4, 1996
In hopes of filling Anthony J. Ambridge's newly vacated 2nd District council seat, Charles Village resident Ed Hargadon has begun planting the seeds of an early grass-roots campaign.He has formed a committee of district leaders to back him. He has launched a telephone and mail campaign to tout him as an early candidate. And he is working to curry favor with voters.But Hargadon hasn't been lobbying the only two people who can make him Baltimore's newest councilman -- council members Paula Johnson Branch and Robert L. Douglass.
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By Robert Guy Matthews and Robert Guy Matthews,SUN STAFF | October 22, 1996
In what was a surprise to few, community activist Bernard C. "Jack" Young was chosen last night to fill the 2nd District Baltimore City Council seat left vacant by Anthony J. Ambridge in the spring.Young, a 42-year-old clerical manager from the Middle East community, was voted in unanimously and immediately took his seat on the council floor after being sworn in by Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke."I feel good because this is something that I have always wanted," Young said. "I want to be a role model for all the kids in the neighborhood."
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August 2, 2007
Unions endorse former Del. Cole for 11th District council seat William Cole, a former state delegate who is running for City Council in the 11th District, picked up several union endorsements yesterday, according to his campaign and interviews with union officials. Cole, who lives in Reservoir Hill, was endorsed by the United Auto Workers Local 239 and the Baltimore Building & Construction Trades Council, which represents 15 labor organizations. "Cole has been in the trenches with us before -- he has shown that he can be open-minded and fair," Rod Easter, president of the trades council, said in a statement.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2011
Howard County Council members have been elected by district instead of at large since 1986, but some wonder whether districts might make members too parochial in their outlook, and the pending creation of a charter review commission could mean revisiting the issue. Legislation creating the 15-member commission, required every eight years by the county charter , is set for introduction before the County Council on Feb. 7, along with other measures creating a seven-member councilmanic redistricting commission and an office of transportation.
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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 Brent Jones and Julie Scharper | February 26, 2010
Former Baltimore councilman and mayoral candidate Carl Stokes was nominated by a City Council committee Thursday evening to fill a vacant seat in the 12th District, which virtually guarantees that he will be sworn in to the position at the next council meeting. The East Baltimore seat was vacated when Bernard C. "Jack" Young became council president, replacing Mayor Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake. Stokes, 59, an East Baltimore native who was raised in the Latrobe Homes, served on the council from 1987 until 1995.
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August 2, 2007
Unions endorse former Del. Cole for 11th District council seat William Cole, a former state delegate who is running for City Council in the 11th District, picked up several union endorsements yesterday, according to his campaign and interviews with union officials. Cole, who lives in Reservoir Hill, was endorsed by the United Auto Workers Local 239 and the Baltimore Building & Construction Trades Council, which represents 15 labor organizations. "Cole has been in the trenches with us before -- he has shown that he can be open-minded and fair," Rod Easter, president of the trades council, said in a statement.
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By JOHN FRITZE | January 28, 2007
Bill Henry, director of commercial development for the Patterson Park Community Development Corp., announced yesterday that he will run for the City Council seat in the 4th District. The decision comes just days before the current council member from that district, Kenneth N. Harris Sr., is expected to announce a run for citywide office. Henry, 38, ran against Harris in the 2003 Democratic primary and is a longtime community activist and former aide to City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke.
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By Tyrone Richardson and Tyrone Richardson,SUN REPORTER | October 18, 2006
Republican Tom D'Asto is basing his campaign for Howard County Council on how Columbia's Town Center will be made over as an urban destination. Democrat Mary Kay Sigaty knows that subject well - but sees it as one of a basket of issues facing the county and District 4, which covers West Columbia, Clarksville and some of Ellicott City. Sigaty, 56, a longtime Columbia resident and married mother of two, lost her first bid for the County Council seat by a mere 36 votes four years ago to District 4 Councilman Ken Ulman, now the Democratic candidate for county executive.
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By Patrick Gilbert and Patrick Gilbert,Evening Sun Staff | October 29, 1991
Like the owner of a roadside dinner, Elaine Urbanski has resorted to an old advertising gimmick to draw attention to her candidacy in the 3rd District council race.The gimmick is commonly seen along the nation's highways, especially in rural areas, and it involves signs that are placed at intervals along the roadside. Urbanski uses the gimmick when she greets motorists in the district's major intersections.A mile away from the intersection, a campaign volunteer holds a sign that says: "Urbanski 1 Mile."
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Sun Staff Writer | June 21, 1994
The owner of the Capitals and Bullets signed a tentative agreement yesterday to relocate the teams from Landover to downtown Washington, a move of only about 12 miles that would end nearly 50 years of pro basketball and 20 years of pro hockey in the state.Maryland officials expressed concern but held out hope that the deal would fail to win the approval of Washington political leaders and that the franchises will stay put."I don't think this makes it a done deal," said Bruce Hoffman, executive director of the Maryland Stadium Authority.
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By Phillip McGowan and Phillip McGowan,SUN REPORTER | October 1, 2006
Sid Saab won the Republican primary for County Council in District 4 by 87 votes - and after waiting 10 nail-biting days for all the ballots to be counted. Jamie Benoit rolled past three other newcomers seeking the Democratic nomination, claiming nearly 70 percent of the vote Sept. 12. The two political novices - one a county resident for two years and the other born and bred in West County - took different paths for the chance to succeed Democrat Bill D. Burlison, who is prohibited from seeking a third term.
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