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By Lynn Anderson and Ryan Davis and Lynn Anderson and Ryan Davis,SUN STAFF | January 14, 2003
Democrat Janet S. Owens, Anne Arundel County's top elected official, will address her largest audience yet as a featured speaker at Gov.-elect Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s televised inauguration tomorrow. Republican Ehrlich's choice of Owens over other county executives to appear on live television statewide points to her bridge-building abilities and rising-star status, political observers said yesterday. "[Ehrlich] is working real hard at getting consensus builders, and she can be a big help," with the Robeys and Duncans," said Del. Theodore Sophocleus, a Linthicum Democrat, referring to Howard County Executive James N. Robey and Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan, Democrats who meet regularly with Owens to discuss regional issues.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2010
Former two-term Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens announced Wednesday that she will not seek a return to the office. Owens, a Democrat who served from 1998 to 2007, had been considering a challenge to County Executive John R. Leopold, a Republican who filed for re-election last week. Joanna Conti, a Democrat and business executive from Annapolis, is also running. Owens, 66, said a number of factors shaped her decision, including polls showing that her road to victory would require negative campaigning.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | November 28, 2002
As Democrats recover from a disastrous fall election, supporters of Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens are talking up the idea that she can succeed where Kathleen Kennedy Townsend failed - and become the state's first female governor. Support for an Owens candidacy in 2006 is mostly coming from a small but energetic group of political advisers in Anne Arundel County. And she would surely face an uphill battle against better-known possible Democratic contenders such as Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley and Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN | February 3, 2007
Former Anne Arundel County Executive and state comptroller candidate Janet S. Owens has wasted no time in moving on to a post-political life. She and her husband are building a new home in Crownsville, and she recently joined the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation Inc. "Actually, it's been a great time for me. I had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends, and I'm looking at alternatives in the private sector," Owens said yesterday....
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | October 15, 1998
In the first burst of television ads of the Anne Arundel County executive race, Republican incumbent John G. Gary started running segments yesterday accusing his opponent of being backed by liberals who want to raise taxes.Democrat Janet Owens denounced the ads, which are running before and after news programs on three Baltimore television stations, as a misleading smear campaign that shows Gary is desperate.Owens, a former director of county programs for the elderly who is supported by teachers and unions, called a news conference for 9 a.m. today to fight back against what her supporters call unfair attack ads."
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2010
Former two-term Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens announced Wednesday that she will not seek a return to the office. Owens, a Democrat who served from 1998 to 2007, had been considering a challenge to County Executive John R. Leopold, a Republican who filed for re-election last week. Joanna Conti, a Democrat and business executive from Annapolis, is also running. Owens, 66, said a number of factors shaped her decision, including polls showing that her road to victory would require negative campaigning.
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August 2, 1998
Owens wouldn't battle the educatorsI'm dancing happy about Janet Owens entering the county executive's race in Anne Arundel.Awhile ago, I read with healthy cynicism about Councilwoman Diane Evans's conversion to the Democratic Party. After all, the parties espouse opposing priorities, and Diane stays in the right-hand lane. Her record on Democratic priorities such as school funding and employee issues is abysmal.Although there are Democrat-leaning Republicans in government, she's never been among them.
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October 18, 1998
Absentee ballot deadline for applications is Oct. 27Voters who will be out of town on election day, Nov. 3, or have disabilities that will keep them from getting to polling places have until Oct. 27 to apply for an absentee ballot, the county Board of Elections has announced.Voters can apply in person at the elections office, 7320 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie, or call 410-222-6600.Police sergeants association endorses Gary for executiveThe Anne Arundel County Police Sergeants Association has endorsed incumbent County Executive John G. Gary, a Republican, in his race against Democratic challenger Janet Owens.
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February 5, 2006
THE ISSUE: -- Citing excessive cleanup costs, Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens decided recently that the county will not take over a 648-acre tract in Crownsville that is the site of a former psychiatric hospital. Preliminary findings from a feasibility study commissioned by the County Council showed that it could cost $25 million to remove asbestos and upgrade the infrastructure at the site. Fifteen nonprofits and county and state agencies have offices there. In the past, Owens has talked about using the parcel as an enclave for other nonprofit and social service agencies or opening a mental health facility on the site.
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April 22, 2001
Miller denies urging opposition to Owens in run for executive Just when it seems County Executive Janet S. Owens and state Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller have smoothed things over, along comes a new bump. Soon after the Democrats resolved their differences over a bill to block a Safeway strip mall in Deale, Owens heard the rumor: Miller wanted state Sen. Philip C. Jimeno, a Glen Burnie Democrat, to challenge her in next year's primary election. "If the goal is to promote the Republican Party, I think that would be the net effect," Owens said.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,sun reporter | September 9, 2006
Comptroller William Donald Schaefer, who has already said that 62-year-old primary opponent Janet S. Owens is "getting fat," accused her yesterday of age discrimination. An Owens representative said Schaefer was twisting the meaning of a single statement made months ago. And the third candidate in the race, Del. Peter Franchot of Montgomery County, held a "Stop the Insults" news conference yesterday, asking that the focus in the race return to issues before Tuesday's Democratic primary.
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February 5, 2006
THE ISSUE: -- Citing excessive cleanup costs, Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens decided recently that the county will not take over a 648-acre tract in Crownsville that is the site of a former psychiatric hospital. Preliminary findings from a feasibility study commissioned by the County Council showed that it could cost $25 million to remove asbestos and upgrade the infrastructure at the site. Fifteen nonprofits and county and state agencies have offices there. In the past, Owens has talked about using the parcel as an enclave for other nonprofit and social service agencies or opening a mental health facility on the site.
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By Ryan Davis and Ryan Davis,SUN STAFF | March 2, 2003
Just three months into her second term as Anne Arundel County executive, Janet S. Owens is holding a major fund-raiser, the strongest indication yet that she does not intend for her political career to end when she leaves the Arundel Center in 2006. Owens' loyalists have been invited to the BWI Corporate Center in Linthicum on March 11 for "hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and conversation," according to the tickets. Those tickets cost either $250 or $1,000 -- the more expensive ones allow earlier entry.
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By Lynn Anderson and Ryan Davis and Lynn Anderson and Ryan Davis,SUN STAFF | January 14, 2003
Democrat Janet S. Owens, Anne Arundel County's top elected official, will address her largest audience yet as a featured speaker at Gov.-elect Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s televised inauguration tomorrow. Republican Ehrlich's choice of Owens over other county executives to appear on live television statewide points to her bridge-building abilities and rising-star status, political observers said yesterday. "[Ehrlich] is working real hard at getting consensus builders, and she can be a big help," with the Robeys and Duncans," said Del. Theodore Sophocleus, a Linthicum Democrat, referring to Howard County Executive James N. Robey and Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan, Democrats who meet regularly with Owens to discuss regional issues.
NEWS
January 5, 2003
Give Smith a chance on schedule change As the parent of a high school freshman, I, like many of my fellow Anne Arundel County citizens, feel that I have a vested interest in the implementation of the four-period schedule ("School periods decision attacked," Dec. 23). But, apparently, I am in a distinct minority, because I believe we should give [Superintendent Eric J. Smith] the benefit of the doubt in trying this plan. This county staked its educational future on the belief that Dr. Smith was the man who could take our system to a higher level.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | November 28, 2002
As Democrats recover from a disastrous fall election, supporters of Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens are talking up the idea that she can succeed where Kathleen Kennedy Townsend failed - and become the state's first female governor. Support for an Owens bid in 2006 is mostly coming from a small but energetic group of political advisers in Anne Arundel County, and she would surely face an uphill battle against better-known possible Democratic contenders such as Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley and Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | October 13, 1998
In a sign that the campaign for Anne Arundel County executive is taking a turn for the rude, the Republican and Democratic candidates appear to have backed away from plans for a public pledge of civility.Neither John G. Gary nor Janet Owens admits flip-flopping on the politeness issue, which Owens had been using to highlight what Gary's critics describe as his reputation for picking fights.But at the Unity Day civil rights festival at Annapolis High School Sunday, neither followed through with a commitment to pledge to run a civil campaign, said Carl O. Snowden, an organizer of the event.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | November 28, 2002
As Democrats recover from a disastrous fall election, supporters of Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens are talking up the idea that she can succeed where Kathleen Kennedy Townsend failed - and become the state's first female governor. Support for an Owens candidacy in 2006 is mostly coming from a small but energetic group of political advisers in Anne Arundel County. And she would surely face an uphill battle against better-known possible Democratic contenders such as Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley and Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan.
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August 11, 2002
Roadway agency needs oversight The officials of the Traffic Engineering Division of the Anne Arundel County government demand the right to make any change to roadways with complete impunity, regardless of the justification, and without regard to the consequences, even if their actions slow emergency vehicles and do damage to private property. They also write their own rules for how and when these measures will be implemented, allowing them to play politics and execute their own agenda.
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