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By Frank A. DeFilippo | May 27, 1993
A MONTH ago we discussed the sea changes in store for the 1994 Maryland Senate. The House of Delegates, too, is ready for a make-over the likes of which hasn't been seen in Annapolis in decades.A sampling of the House roster shows that reapportionment and retirement, as well as the primal urge to move up or out, could deplete the House leadership and remove a number of veterans from both parties. Just how deep the purge will reach depends on how unforgiving the electorate is next year.A major question is whether Speaker R. Clayton Mitchell Jr., D-Kent, will be returning.
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March 25, 2014
Cassandra Beverley, a Bel Air lawyer and Abingdon resident running for the House of Delegates in legislative Subdistrict 34B, covering Bel Air and Abingdon, will hold a campaign kickoff event later this week. The Beverley campaign kickoff and fundraising event will be Thursday, March 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Tower restaurant, 29 S. Main St. in Bel Air. The cost is $35 per person. Contact crbeverley1@gmail.com for additional information. Beverley, a Democrat, said in a statement she is running because of her concern about the county's current legislative delegation and "their history of not supporting issues affecting Harford County.
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By JACQUES KELLY and JACQUES KELLY,SUN REPORTER | December 1, 2005
Miriam Dixon, a homemaker and the wife of former Maryland House of Delegates member Isaiah "Ike" Dixon Jr., died of cancer Friday at her Roland Park home. She was 81. Born Miriam Sylvia Millard in Washington, D.C., she was a 1941 graduate of Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School and became an X-ray technician at the old Freedman's Hospital, now a part of Howard University Hospital, where she received her medical training. Shortly after World War II, she met her future husband in a crowd at Union Station.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2014
The House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Saturday to legislation that would liberalize its current law allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes.  The legislation, sponsored by Baltimore County Democratic Del. Dan K. Morhaim, would replace a system created last year that is now widely regarded as a failure. Under that system, medical marijuana can only be prescribed through a program run by an academic medical center. After the law took effect last year, no medical center agreed to participate, making it impossible for patients to gain legal access to the drug.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | November 4, 2003
Ann Remington Hull, a former House of Delegates leader, gubernatorial aide and University System of Maryland regent, died Thursday of complications from Parkinson's disease at Chester River Hospital Center in Chestertown, where she lived for the past six years. The former Takoma Park resident was 78. Born Ann Remington in Seattle, she earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. While studying for her master's degree in geography at Syracuse University, she met Gordon C. Hull.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | February 2, 2000
Elizabeth Catherine Sherwood, a House of Delegates legislative assistant who was known as a master of the malaprop, died Friday at North Arundel Hospital of injuries sustained after she was struck by a car while walking near her Severna Park home. She was 65. Mrs. Sherwood, known as Betty, had worked in the House of Delegates for 10 years, and had been a legislative assistant to Del. Jacob J. Mohorovic Jr., a Democrat from Dundalk, since 1994. Earlier, she had worked for several Annapolis yacht brokerages.
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By John W. Frece and John W. Frece,Annapolis Bureau | September 11, 1992
ANNAPOLIS -- The chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee resigned yesterday, beginning what is expected to be a broad midterm shake-up of the House of Delegates that is likely to affect how Maryland's budget crisis is resolved.Charles J. "Buzz" Ryan Jr., 55, said he will leave the General Assembly Oct. 1 to take a newly created, $80,000-a-year job as a health policy adviser and lobbyist for the University of Maryland Medical System.The private, non-profit system, which runs the University of Maryland Medical Center and the state's Shock Trauma Center, receives a small annual subsidy from the state as well as substantial financial help for capital construction.
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By Peter Kumpa | November 14, 1990
THIRTY-SIX familiar faces will soon be gone. That's how many state delegates will be missing from the General Assembly when it opens its 1991 session in January. The total is nearly a quarter of the membership of the House of Delegates.The new body will have 10 more Republicans, which will still leave the Democrats with a comfortable 121 to 20 majority.By far the longest part of the casualty list is due to the voters. Nine delegates lost in the primary, eight lost in the general election and another five ran for other offices, from Congress and the state Senate down to the Montgomery County Council.
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By Kelly Brewington and Kelly Brewington,Sun reporter | March 27, 2007
With an expression of "profound regret," Maryland lawmakers have acknowledged the state's participation in slavery and the decades of racial discrimination that stemmed from it. With no debate, and to a smattering of applause, the House of Delegates voted 130-6 yesterday to approve the resolution. Last month, the Senate passed a similar measure. The passage of both versions follows decades of wrangling over the question, and the Virginia legislature's recent acknowledgement of that state's role in slavery.
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By Laura McCandlish and David P. Greisman and Laura McCandlish and David P. Greisman,Sun Reporters | August 27, 2006
All three races for the House of Delegates in Carroll County have contested Republican primaries on Sept. 12. And all GOP victors will face at least one Democratic challenger in November's general election. Two incumbents, Republicans Del. Nancy R. Stocksdale and Del. Tanya T. Shewell, are trying to retain their seats in District 5A, a race crowded with seven Republican and two Democratic challengers. The two-member district includes Westminster, Finksburg, Hampstead and Manchester. Both Stocksdale and Shewell favor a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and are against stem cell research using cells harvested from human embryos.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2014
The House voted Friday to expand Baltimore City's needle exchange program, but not before members debated whether giving addicts access to more clean syringes could aggravate growing heroin use in the state. The measure, which passed 84-51, would lift the "one-for-one" restriction on swapping clean for used needles under the exchange program run the past 20 years by the city's Health Department. About 2,500 people have obtained 500,000 new syringes that way, reducing the risks of transmitting HIV and other blood-borne infections through the sharing of needles.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2014
The House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved Friday a reduction in Maryland's estate tax, after a debate over whether it's a windfall for millionaires or a boon for middle-class families. By a vote of 120 to 13, delegates passed a bill cosponsored by members of both parties that would gradually increase the amount of a deceased person's estate deemed exempt from taxation. The amount shielded from tax would grow from $1 million this year to $4 million by 2018. Del. Heather Mizeur, a Montgomery County Democrat, spoke out against the measure, calling it a five-year, $432 million "giveaway" to wealthy families that she argued would exacerbate income inequality in the state.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2014
Victims of domestic violence would enjoy stronger legal protections under legislation passed Thursday by the House of Delegates. House members voted overwhelmingly for a trio of bills proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley that would make it easier for a domestic violence victim to get a protective order from a court, expand the circumstances under which such orders could be issued and impose an extra penalty of up to five years for domestic violence in...
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February 4, 2014
The field of candidates vying to represent Carroll County in the House of Delegates just became more crowded. Westminster Mayor Kevin Utz is the latest candidate to file for one of three District 5 seats. Utz, who filed Jan. 31, is now one of seven Republican candidates on the ballot for the new district, which represents much of Carroll County. The primary is June 24. "I think that I would do well in Annapolis," Utz said, stressing his knowledge of how government operates at both the local and state level.
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By Mark Newgent | January 23, 2014
Adam Sachs, a Democratic candidate for the House of Delegates in District 12 wants to implement a system of public financing for state campaigns, and ban corporate and political action committee contributions to state candidates. These are two bad ideas on many levels. First and foremost, they represent restrictions on speech.  Why should the first amendment rights of corporations or PACs - voluntary associations of people - be any less valued than that of individuals?  More money means more speech in our elections, why would we want to limit that?
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | January 11, 2014
Jeffrey A. Paige, who served West Baltimore neighborhoods in the House of Delegates, died of complications of open-heart surgery Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Irvington resident was 57. He was a member of the House of Delegates from early 1999 to January 2007 and represented the 44th District, an area from Morrell Park to Druid Hill Park. Born in Baltimore and raised in Sandtown-Winchester, he was the son of Baltimore City Council member and chief Liquor Board inspector Sterling A. Paige and Josephine Marie Robinson Paige, a city Health Department worker.
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June 26, 1994
An item in Sunday's Anne Arundel edition of The Sun listed the wrong ticket price for a fund-raiser to be held by the Friends of A. Shirley Murphy Committee. Tickets are $15. The Sun regrets the error.Victor A. Sulin, a Severn Democrat, has announced that he will run for re-election for his 32nd District seat in the House of Delegates.During the recent legislative session, Mr. Sulin served as chairman of the Anne Arundel County house delegation and on the Environmental Matters Committee. He heads the county's Department of Inspections and Permits.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | August 31, 1996
An Essex legislator caught in a speed trap and arrested by Baltimore County police on a charge of drunken driving flashed her House of Delegates identification instead of the requested driver's license and registration card after being stopped, police said.Del. Diane DeCarlo, 6th District Democrat, was reportedly in New Jersey yesterday, staying with a relative after her arrest early Wednesday on Belair Road at Joppa Road in Perry Hall.DeCarlo would not accept telephone calls yesterday, said Phyllis Brotman, whose Image Dynamics public relations firm issued a statement from the legislator Thursday afternoon before word of her arrest became public.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2013
Facing criticism from a struggling local business, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defended the city's bottle tax Tuesday as essential to rebuilding Baltimore's schools. But the mayor acknowledged she would have to suspend a program that delivers fresh produce to poor neighborhoods because of the closing of the supermarket, Santoni's. Santoni's, an 83-year-old Highlandtown grocer, announced this week it would close its doors at the end of this month solely because of the city's bottled-beverage tax. Rob Santoni Jr., the company's chief financial officer, said he is in talks to bring in another supermarket and plans to run for a House of Delegates seat in Baltimore County to give small businesses a stronger voice in Annapolis.
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September 18, 2013
Andrew Cassilly recently announced his candidacy for the Bel Air seat in the Maryland House of Delegates, District 35B. Cassilly is a lifelong resident of Harford County, graduating from Bel Air High School in 1984 and enlisting in the 29th light Infantry Division of the Army National Guard. He attended Millersville University in Pennsylvania with assistance from the GI bill. After college, Cassilly was hired as a certified manual arts therapist at the Perry Point VA Medical Center, working with retired veterans.
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