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October 17, 1990
In a first prompted by a slumping economy, the county firefighters union will endorse candidates in the Nov. 6 general election.The endorsement of incumbent Elizabeth Bobo for county executive marks the first time that the Howard County Professional Firefighters Association has taken a side in a political race."
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2010
Both Del. Elizabeth Bobo and Howard County Councilwoman Mary Kay Sigaty appear to have won their West Columbia Democratic primaries, according to early returns. "I would have liked to have seen Alan win, and he didn't," Bobo said about Alan Klein, the man she had supported in his bid to unseat Sigaty over their dissatisfaction with the plan to redevelop central Columbia over the next three decades. "I thought he had a reasonable chance," Bobo said after arriving at Democratic headquarters in East Columbia shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday.
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September 12, 1990
175-108 INTERSECTION IS FAILURE IN PLANNINGFrom: Scott FoersterColumbiaHere's Bobo's latest boo-boo:Route 175 is one of the major entrances to Columbia and Howard County from Interstate 95. The first traffic light coming off I-95 toward Columbia is Route 108. You need to know that (County Executive M.) Elizabeth Bobo has decided that this intersection will fail. Fail means something worse than the Route 29 and Owen Brown intersection problems of the last decade.Fail means traffic backing up more than a couple of lights in all directions during morning rush hour.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2010
Democrat Alan Klein got some significant support Tuesday as Del. Elizabeth Bobo formally endorsed his bid to replace incumbent Mary Kay Sigaty on the Howard County Council. The September 14 primary contest in West Columbia's District 4 race is the latest fallout from the County Council's February approval of new zoning to allow the three-decade redevelopment of downtown Columbia, which Bobo represents in the Maryland House of Delegates. The announcement, made to reporters over iced tea on the quiet deck of Bobo's Columbia home, formalized the support she acknowledged she's been giving Klein all along.
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By James M. Coram | February 6, 1991
County Executive Charles I. Ecker last week answered some humbling letters from school children. One began, "Dear Madam"; another started, "Dear Elizabeth Bobo."Ecker, who for years was deputy superintendent of schools here, could take consolation in the fact that the letters were from outside Howard County. The news that he had defeated former County Executive Elizabeth Bobo last November may not have traveled past the county's borders.It was Vanessa Plummer of Gaithersburg who wrote the "Dear Madam"letter.
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,Staff writer | November 28, 1990
County Executive-elect Charles I. Ecker said yesterday that campaign adviser Beverly Marsh Wilhide will stay on as his administrative assistant.Wilhide, a prominent Ellicott City businesswoman who served as president of both the county Chamber of Commerce and a business and civic coalition called the Economic Forum, has been working since the election as co-chairman of Ecker's 98-member transition team.Both of the administrative assistants of County Executive M. Elizabeth Bobo -- Althea "Tee" O'Connor and Grace Kubofcik -- have resigned their $59,934-a-year jobs as of Monday (Dec.
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,Sun Staff Writer | December 1, 1994
County Executive Charles I. Ecker spent $6 per vote in his successful re-election bid, compared with the 88 cents per vote spent by his Democratic opponent, the latest campaign records show.And those papers show that Mr. Ecker, who defeated Susan B. Gray by a 2-to-1 margin Nov. 8, raised twice as much in the two weeks before the election -- $43,246 -- as Ms. Gray raised during the entire campaign.That last-minute flurry of contributions -- many from out of state -- ended the most expensive electoral season in county history.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | November 6, 2002
Republican state Sen. Sandra B. Schrader held on to her seat by the narrowest of margins last night in a pivotal race for party control against veteran Councilman C. Vernon Gray. Schrader was 2 percentage points ahead with all 40 precincts reporting, a difference of 732 votes. The race pitted Howard County's first female state senator against a man who would have been the county's first African-American in that office. Schrader, who was appointed to her seat in January when Martin G. Madden resigned and had never run for office, faced a tough battle from Gray, a Columbia Democrat with 20 years' experience on the County Council who had never lost an election.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | November 6, 2002
Republican state Sen. Sandra B. Schrader held on to her seat by the narrowest of margins last night in a pivotal race for party control against veteran Councilman C. Vernon Gray. Schrader was 2 percentage points ahead with all 40 precincts reporting, a difference of 732 votes. The race pitted Howard County's first female state senator against a man who would have been the county's first African-American in that office. Schrader, who was appointed to her seat in January when Martin G. Madden resigned and had never run for office, faced a tough battle from Gray, a Columbia Democrat with 20 years' experience on the County Council who had never lost an election.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2010
Both Del. Elizabeth Bobo and Howard County Councilwoman Mary Kay Sigaty appear to have won their West Columbia Democratic primaries, according to early returns. "I would have liked to have seen Alan win, and he didn't," Bobo said about Alan Klein, the man she had supported in his bid to unseat Sigaty over their dissatisfaction with the plan to redevelop central Columbia over the next three decades. "I thought he had a reasonable chance," Bobo said after arriving at Democratic headquarters in East Columbia shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2010
Matt Farrragut of Harper's Choice likes his county councilwoman, Mary Kay Sigaty, and his state delegate, Elizabeth Bobo, both of whom are running for re-election in Howard County's only two Democratic primaries, in districts that overlap across much of West Columbia. But Sigaty and Bobo disagree on one of the biggest issues in the area: the 30-year downtown Columbia redevelopment plan. Farrragut, 29, declined to discuss it. "I don't want to get into the downtown," Farragut, a professional landscaper and son of former County Councilman Paul Farragut, said after a fond greeting and chat with Sigaty as she knocked on doors in Hickory Ridge on a recent Saturday.
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By Larry Carson | January 17, 2010
S tate legislation this year to make referendum petition drives easier would likely get support from six General Assembly members from Howard County who appeared at a League of Women Voters luncheon, though only one legislator said she'd favor making any change retroactive. Del. Elizabeth Bobo said she'd favor retroactivity in answer to a question from Marc Norman, a Turf Valley development critic whose attempt to recall a County Council zoning change allowing a larger supermarket there was disqualified last year by the county election board.
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By Larry Carson | July 8, 2007
Compared with last year's election onslaught, Howard County's three July 4 parades last week were nearly politician-free - but beware because local supporters of presidential candidates are choosing sides and getting ready. The closest thing to an elected official at the River Hill parade was Larry Blickman, a Democrat who lost a campaign last year for register of wills but hopes to try again in 2010. He brought his perfectly preserved 1965 AMC Rambler to show off. At the Allview/Atholton event, where Democrats Del. Guy Guzzone and Councilwomen Jen Terrasa and Mary Kay Sigaty appeared, John and Fran Justice, 47-year residents, noticed the difference a year makes.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | December 18, 2002
A legislative proposal to tighten open-meeting restrictions for the Howard County school board could benefit from clarification, an assistant attorney general has recommended. In a letter dated Dec. 12 to Del. Elizabeth Bobo -- the Democrat who put forward the original draft of the legislation -- Jack Schwartz said that Bobo's bill, if "properly interpreted," would meet her objective: limiting the purposes for which the board can hold closed meetings. But Schwartz suggested that "an alternative would likewise do so, with somewhat greater clarity."
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | November 6, 2002
Republican state Sen. Sandra B. Schrader held on to her seat by the narrowest of margins last night in a pivotal race for party control against veteran Councilman C. Vernon Gray. Schrader was 2 percentage points ahead with all 40 precincts reporting, a difference of 732 votes. The race pitted Howard County's first female state senator against a man who would have been the county's first African-American in that office. Schrader, who was appointed to her seat in January when Martin G. Madden resigned and had never run for office, faced a tough battle from Gray, a Columbia Democrat with 20 years' experience on the County Council who had never lost an election.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | November 6, 2002
Republican state Sen. Sandra B. Schrader held on to her seat by the narrowest of margins last night in a pivotal race for party control against veteran Councilman C. Vernon Gray. Schrader was 2 percentage points ahead with all 40 precincts reporting, a difference of 732 votes. The race pitted Howard County's first female state senator against a man who would have been the county's first African-American in that office. Schrader, who was appointed to her seat in January when Martin G. Madden resigned and had never run for office, faced a tough battle from Gray, a Columbia Democrat with 20 years' experience on the County Council who had never lost an election.
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By From staff reports | March 27, 1998
Commission for Women inducts Bobo, 4 othersThe Howard County Commission for Women inducted five into the county Women's Hall of Fame yesterday.State Del. Elizabeth Bobo -- a former county executive who was the first woman elected to that post in Maryland -- was joined by longtime civic activist Maggie J. Brown, original Columbia charter committee member Anita M. Iribe, former Board of Education member Deborah D. Kendig and woman's business advocate and...
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By Jamal E. Watson and Jamal E. Watson,SUN STAFF | June 9, 1999
The long battle over First Baptist Church of Guilford's expansion plans has taken another turn, with the church withdrawing its court appeal of a county administrative decision rejecting the original expansion proposal.Church officials say they believe they can win county administrative approval of a scaled-back expansion plan, although some area residents remain opposed.Lawyers representing the church went to court in March after the Howard County Board of Appeals dismissed the church's plan for constructing a 2,000-seat sanctuary, a 636-space parking lot and a 34,000 square-foot-community center on 8.5 acres at Guilford and Oakland Mills roads.
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By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 12, 2001
IN AN Eastern European folk tale, one of the hero's tasks is to find the center of the world. After finding treasure and defeating a dragon, the hero returns to the king to claim his prize. "But where is the center of the world?" asks the king. "Why, wherever you are standing, my lord," replied the hero. With such an answer, he receives half the kingdom, the princess and, of course, the dragon's head over the fireplace. We can feel a bit like that king here in Savage. According to the 2000 census, we are the center of Maryland and not just because we stand here.
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By Jamal E. Watson and Jamal E. Watson,SUN STAFF | June 9, 1999
The long battle over First Baptist Church of Guilford's expansion plans has taken another turn, with the church withdrawing its court appeal of a county administrative decision rejecting the original expansion proposal.Church officials say they believe they can win county administrative approval of a scaled-back expansion plan, although some area residents remain opposed.Lawyers representing the church went to court in March after the Howard County Board of Appeals dismissed the church's plan for constructing a 2,000-seat sanctuary, a 636-space parking lot and a 34,000 square-foot-community center on 8.5 acres at Guilford and Oakland Mills roads.
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