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September 15, 2006
BALTIMORE COUNTY Unofficial election results with all precincts reporting (absentee and provisional ballots uncounted). COUNTY EXECUTIVE DEMOCRAT James "Jim" T. Smith Jr. (i) 65497 77% Ronald E. Harvey 7678 9% John F. Weber III 6831 8% Alexander Bob Page Jr. 4615 5% REPUBLICAN Clarence William Bell Jr. 17420 79% Norman J. Cioka 4595 21% 1ST COUNCIL DISTRICT DEMOCRAT S. G. Samuel Moxley (i) Uncontested REPUBLICAN George Kapusinski Uncontested 2ND COUNCIL DISTRICT DEMOCRAT Kevin Kamenetz (i)
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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 Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | June 28, 1994
Suppose the Baltimore City Council held a meeting and not enough council members showed up to take action?That's what happened last night at a special council session called to attempt to override Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke's vetoes of bills to allow municipal professional workers to unionize and to set up an office to regulate privatization of city services.Under the City Charter, an override of the mayor's veto requires 15 votes of the 19-member council. Last night, only 14 council members showed up.Those missing were 3rd District Democrat Martin E. "Mike" Curran, who colleagues said was hospitalized over the weekend; 4th District Democrat Agnes Welch; and the entire 5th District delegation of Democrats Vera P. Hall, Iris G. Reeves and Rochelle "Rikki" Spector.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2012
John LaFerla, the Chestertown physician who narrowly lost the Democratic primary in the 1st Congressional District in April, has won the party's support to challenge Republican Rep. Andy Harris as a write-in candidate, he said Friday. LaFerla, 63, enters the race after primary winner Wendy Rosen withdrew this week amid allegations that she was registered and had voted in Maryland and Florida. Her name will remain on the Nov. 6 ballot because the deadline to remove it has passed. LaFerla said the 12 Democratic central committees in the 1st District, which includes the Eastern Shore and parts of Baltimore, Harford, Carroll and Cecil counties, had voted to support him. "We're ready to fight for every vote in all 12 counties," he said in a statement.
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,Staff Writer | November 17, 1993
Baltimore's game of political musical chairs has begun.No sooner did State Sen. American Joe Miedusiewski confirm his candidacy for next year's gubernatorial campaign than City Councilman Perry Sfikas announced that he would run for Mr. Miedusiewski's Senate seat."
NEWS
November 4, 1990
COUNTY EXECUTIVE DemocratEileen M. RehrmannRepublicanGeoffrey R. CloseCOUNTY COUNCIL Council President DemocratFrederick J. HatemRepublicanJeffrey D. Wilson (I)District A DemocratCharles B. AndersonRepublicanSusan B. HeseltonDistrict B DemocratJeffries WebsterRepublicanJoanne S. Parrott (I)District C DemocratTheresa M. PiernoRepublicanUnopposedDistrict D DemocratJ. Robert Hooper (I)RepublicanBarry GlassmanDistrict E DemocratG. Edward Fielder (I)RepublicanRobert S. WagnerDistrict F DemocratPhilip J. BarkerRepublicanUnopposedSHERIFF * DemocratRobert E. ComesRepublicanUnopposedGENERAL ASSEMBLY State Senate/District 34 DemocratHabern W. FreemanRepublicanUnopposedState Senate/District 35A DemocratWilliam H. Amoss(I)
NEWS
October 28, 1992
Maryland's junior senator, Barbara A. Mikulski, has quickly established her bona fides in the U.S. Senate. Since winning election six years ago, she has won a key subcommittee chairmanship on the important Appropriations Committee and has been a tireless worker for Maryland's interests.Though we are concerned by her refusal to face up to the looming deficit, her protectionism and her eagerness to demagogue on some issues, Ms. Mikulski impresses us with her legislative skills.Her Republican opponent, Alan L. Keyes, is an eloquent exponent of conservative ideology but he's proved more adept as an academic theorist than a campaigner.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Staff Writer | May 15, 1992
Baltimore County's budget director predicted yesterday that the county will lose another $10 million to $20 million in state budget cuts next fall.Fred Homan said he thinks the state is about $300 million off in its budget estimates for next fiscal year, and will have to cut more funds to local governments to make up the difference.The county lost $62 million this year as a result of state budget cuts and a drop in local tax revenue caused by the recession.The reduction has made pay raises for county employees impossible, forced County Executive Roger B. Hayden to lobby for an increase in the local piggyback income tax rate and to order county workers to take five unpaid furlough days.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Sun Staff Writer | May 4, 1994
The County Council approved a bill that will give most of the county's union employees a 2 percent pay raise in exchange for accepting a new managed-care health system. But the unions are not exactly bursting with thanks.They're angry that they were forced to accept a health care system that leaves them with fewer choices of doctors and dentists. They're unhappy that vision and dental care were included in negotiations, which they say they never agreed to and which violates their contracts.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and Eric Siegel and JoAnna Daemmrich and Eric Siegel,Sun Staff Writers | July 16, 1994
In a surprising political stalemate, a sharply divided Baltimore City Council failed yesterday to select a successor to indicted former Comptroller Jacqueline F. McLean.Three times, the council attempted to agree on a candidate to finish the term of Mrs. McLean, who retired earlier this week.And three times, the all-Democratic 19-member group could not come up with the necessary majority of 10 votes -- despite pleas for the two council members vying for the job.The impasse leaves the city's third-most-powerful office in the hands of Deputy Comptroller Shirley Williams since there are no plans to hold another meeting.
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July 22, 2012
Cover letter and résumé is due Friday, July 27, from applicants who are interested in filling the open position on the Baltimore County 12th Legislative Democratic Central Committee. Email cover letter and résumé to baltcodems@gmail.com . Applicants must be a registered Democrat who resides in the 12th Legislative District. Central Committee members are volunteers who work to ensure the election of Democrats to public office, while encouraging the participation of activists, volunteers and financial contributors.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2012
U.S.House candidate Wendy Rosen shifted her attention to the general election Thursday after her opponent conceded the race for the Democratic nomination in Maryland's 1st District — ending the final disputed contest from last week's statewide primary. Rosen, a Cockeysville businesswoman, led Chestertown physician John LaFerla by 82 votes out of more than 25,000 cast after state election officials had counted most of the absentee and provisional ballots. The district includes portions of Baltimore, Carroll and Harford counties as well as the Eastern Shore.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2011
Nick Mosby bounded along a row of ninth-grade boys at Baltimore's Civitas School with the energy of a football player about to dart onto the field. Citing his own upbringing by a single mother, he urged the young men to aim higher than the temptations of the city's streets. "If you dream about it, you'll become it," he said. Mosby, a 32-year-old Verizon engineer and community activist, says he had long dreamed of a career in politics before defeating a two-term city councilwoman in September's Democratic primary.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,sun reporter | October 15, 2006
With registered Democrats outnumbering Republicans nearly 2-1, and strong backing from a popular incumbent, Democrat Jen Terrasa enjoys some enviable advantages in her quest to succeed Guy Guzzone on the Howard County Council. But Terrasa, 37, a lawyer without any political experience, isn't overconfident. "It's a moderate district with a highly intelligent population. I don't think they're just going to vote party line," Terrasa said. Republican Donna Thewes, 47, another first-time candidate, is betting on that.
NEWS
September 15, 2006
BALTIMORE COUNTY Unofficial election results with all precincts reporting (absentee and provisional ballots uncounted). COUNTY EXECUTIVE DEMOCRAT James "Jim" T. Smith Jr. (i) 65497 77% Ronald E. Harvey 7678 9% John F. Weber III 6831 8% Alexander Bob Page Jr. 4615 5% REPUBLICAN Clarence William Bell Jr. 17420 79% Norman J. Cioka 4595 21% 1ST COUNCIL DISTRICT DEMOCRAT S. G. Samuel Moxley (i) Uncontested REPUBLICAN George Kapusinski Uncontested 2ND COUNCIL DISTRICT DEMOCRAT Kevin Kamenetz (i)
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By Laura Loh and Laura Loh,SUN STAFF | October 24, 2002
A savvy businessman and a good listener - that's how the two Anne Arundel County Council candidates for the 5th District are pitching themselves to voters. Democrat George Maloney said his 25 years of experience in the contracting and construction management industry will come in handy as the county faces difficult economic times. "As a business owner, it would be very easy for me to just sit back and continue to do the community and civic service that I already do," Maloney said. "But I think I have a very valuable asset.
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By C. Fraser Smith and C. Fraser Smith,SUN STAFF | July 13, 1997
Democrats from across Maryland rallied yesterday at a fund-raiser picnic in Prince George's County to hail their incumbent governor, Parris N. Glendening, as a man whose record they say will surely earn him a second term in the governor's mansion."
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By From Sun Staff Reports | May 19, 1994
He was the Reagan administration official federal employees loved to hate, and now he wants to represent many of them in Congress.Donald J. Devine, a conservative Republican from Anne Arundel County who headed the Civil Service system under President Reagan from 1981 to 1985, says he is seriously considering a challenge to Democrat Steny H. Hoyer in Maryland's 5th congressional district race this fall.If he gets in the race, it will establish one of the sharpest contrasts between candidates in any congressional campaign in Maryland this year.
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By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | October 14, 2002
During his term as councilman for Anne Arundel County's 4th District, Bill D. Burlison has amassed his share of critics. Constituents have blamed him for failing to attend community meetings regularly, colleagues have complained about absurdities uttered on the council floor and local leaders have questioned his close voting relationship with County Executive Janet S. Owens. But so far, none of those criticisms has toppled the former Missouri lawmaker, who handily won the Democratic primary when he prevailed over former county police officer Terry Wilson in the diverse district, which stretches from the waterfront mansions of Crownsville to the duplexes around Fort Meade and the Laurel area.
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | August 14, 2002
ROCKVILLE -- Democratic candidates in Montgomery County's hotly contested 8th District congressional race urged caution -- and, in one case, a total pause -- last night in discussions on whether the United States should go to war with Iraq. In a 90-minute debate, lawyer Deborah A. Vollmer was the only candidate of the four to declare her firm opposition to an invasion of Iraq for the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. She said the "lessons of Vietnam" made clear that the United States must resist the military option.
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