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June 2, 1994
Leslie Hutchinson wasn't kidding when she summed up her crumbled career with the words, "I paid a big price." The Essex delegate comes from a family known for political savvy and organizational clout. First elected to Maryland's House of Delegates in 1990 when she was 29, she was considered a good bet to add to the growing influence of women on politics.But her opportunity has passed -- for now anyway. Ms. Hutchinson herself acknowledges this and has now announced that she won't seek re-election in 1994.
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NEWS
December 1, 1994
GATT may pass, but is it in our interest?I was in favor of the North American Free Trade Agreement, but I consider passage of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade not in the best interest of the U.S.NAFTA is important not so much as a trade agreement as a strategic investment in the long-term economic stability of Mexico and Canada. But economic growth and stability in countries elsewhere, though perhaps desirable, does not have the same strategic value to the U.S.GATT's proponents claim it will increase the number of high-paying jobs in the U.S. But removal of all tariff protection will actually decrease the number of low-paying jobs as labor-intensive production moves offshore.
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By DAN RODRICKS | August 5, 1993
So there I was yesterday morning, enjoying a nice breakfast of raisin bran, juice and coffee, when I read that Leslie Hutchinson was threatening to call the cops if reporters called her.I could have plotzed! I had been thinking of calling her myself."I have no intention of speaking to reporters," Delegate Hutchinson said to one of ours, Marina Sarris, Tuesday. "If you call me again, I will contact my attorney and have criminal proceedings filed against you."This reminded me of the mother of a defendant who, upon spotting me in court during her son's trial, said: "If you write about my son one more time, I'm gonna throw a suitcase at you!"
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Sun Staff Writer | November 24, 1994
Del. Leslie Hutchinson, who decided not to run for re-election after a long saga of unpaid bills and traffic court convictions, is back on the public payroll.Ms. Hutchinson, 33, an Essex Democrat, now is earning $40,700 a year -- $11,860 more than legislators make -- as a community outreach worker for the state Department of Human Resources. She was appointed in mid-October, after writing to Gov. William Donald Schaefer last summer seeking work. That led to her resume being circulated to state agencies and an interview with DHR secretary Luther Starnes.
NEWS
September 17, 1993
As offenses by politicians go, the ones that got Baltimore County Del. Leslie E. Hutchinson convicted last Tuesday in Essex District Court seem relatively mild.Her being found guilty of driving with a suspended license and without insurance, while disturbing, isn't so serious as, say, the convictions for theft and misconduct in office that automatically expelled Baltimore Del. Nathaniel Oaks in 1989. Mr. Oaks' missteps, including double-dipping on his legislative expense account, were directly linked to his role as an elected official.
NEWS
March 26, 1992
John F. Kennedy, in his Pulitizer-Prize-winning book, "Profiles in Courage," gave three reasons why it is so difficult for elected officials to be courageous. First, all politicians want to be liked. Second, politicians want to get reelected. And third, interest groups exert enormous pressure on legislators to get their way. Ignoring all these factors is often difficult for lawmakers.It certainly was in Annapolis over the past two weeks. A surprising number of legislators, especially from Baltimore County, caved in on all three counts and voted against a package of new taxes to keep state and local governments from running aground.
NEWS
February 12, 1993
Before the Senate Executive Nominations Committee circles the wagons around a former colleague, ex-Del. John S. Arnick of Dundalk, and confirms his appointment to the District Court, the citizens of Maryland deserve answers to some crucial questions:* Is Mr. Arnick temperamentally suited to sit in judgment of others in District Court?* Can he render fair and impartial verdicts on female defendants and in domestic relations cases given the disparaging remarks two female lobbyists say he made?
NEWS
November 2, 1990
In the 6th Legislative District, we favor Leslie Hutchinson -- a hard-working Democratic newcomer who will bring fresh perspectives and political energy to Annapolis. We also endorse incumbents Michael Weir and Farrell Maddox. In the 7th District House race, we favor Majority Leader John Arnick, a valuable veteran legislator, and Connie Galiazzo -- another Democratic newcomer whose concern, credibility and knowledge would be a welcome addition to the delegation. Incumbent Lou DePazzo's negativism has eroded his effectiveness.
NEWS
January 10, 1994
Essex Del. Leslie Hutchinson wants all of us to get out our handkerchiefs one more time. She'll probably find, though, that most people won't be able to work up any tears for her.Ms. Hutchinson made headlines last summer when she was fined $1,500 and given a suspended 14-month jail term for driving with an invalid license and without car insurance. There were also reports of unethical acts on her part, including automobile violations, failures to appear in court, unpaid bills and tardy campaign finance reports.
NEWS
October 1, 1993
Hutchinson's WoesThe Sun's Sept. 17 editorial, "Leslie Hutchinson's Next Step," conveys clearly the concept that Leslie Hutchinson, by her actions, has violated the trust placed in her by residents of Baltimore County's Sixth legislative district.Most recently, Delegate Hutchinson was convicted of driving her automobile with a suspended license. Were this not enough, the delegate entrusted to an elected office by the citizens of the Sixth District was also convicted of driving without insurance.
NEWS
June 2, 1994
Leslie Hutchinson wasn't kidding when she summed up her crumbled career with the words, "I paid a big price." The Essex delegate comes from a family known for political savvy and organizational clout. First elected to Maryland's House of Delegates in 1990 when she was 29, she was considered a good bet to add to the growing influence of women on politics.But her opportunity has passed -- for now anyway. Ms. Hutchinson herself acknowledges this and has now announced that she won't seek re-election in 1994.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Sun Staff Writer | February 16, 1994
Despite her well-documented difficulties managing her own money, Essex Del. Leslie Hutchinson, a Democrat, has been named to represent the House of Delegates on the Chesapeake Bay Trust, a body that distributes up to $800,000 in taxpayer money each year.House Speaker Casper R. Taylor Jr., D-Allegany, chose Ms. Hutchinson on the recommendation of Torrey C. Brown, state secretary of natural resources. She will replace Del. George W. Owings III, D-Calvert, who asked to be replaced, Mr. Taylor said.
NEWS
February 3, 1994
Council SalariesThe median income of Baltimore County residents is less than $24,000 a year. Last year Del. Leslie Hutchinson (Essex) complained about the difficulty that she had making ends meet on $28,000 a year.Now we have members of the Baltimore County Council having problems with a salary of $30,900 a year, and this is a secondary income. Why?The last County Council voted to raise this County Council's annual salaries by $5,700. To their credit, current members of the council have, every one, returned the salary increase each year.
NEWS
January 10, 1994
Essex Del. Leslie Hutchinson wants all of us to get out our handkerchiefs one more time. She'll probably find, though, that most people won't be able to work up any tears for her.Ms. Hutchinson made headlines last summer when she was fined $1,500 and given a suspended 14-month jail term for driving with an invalid license and without car insurance. There were also reports of unethical acts on her part, including automobile violations, failures to appear in court, unpaid bills and tardy campaign finance reports.
NEWS
October 1, 1993
Hutchinson's WoesThe Sun's Sept. 17 editorial, "Leslie Hutchinson's Next Step," conveys clearly the concept that Leslie Hutchinson, by her actions, has violated the trust placed in her by residents of Baltimore County's Sixth legislative district.Most recently, Delegate Hutchinson was convicted of driving her automobile with a suspended license. Were this not enough, the delegate entrusted to an elected office by the citizens of the Sixth District was also convicted of driving without insurance.
NEWS
September 17, 1993
As offenses by politicians go, the ones that got Baltimore County Del. Leslie E. Hutchinson convicted last Tuesday in Essex District Court seem relatively mild.Her being found guilty of driving with a suspended license and without insurance, while disturbing, isn't so serious as, say, the convictions for theft and misconduct in office that automatically expelled Baltimore Del. Nathaniel Oaks in 1989. Mr. Oaks' missteps, including double-dipping on his legislative expense account, were directly linked to his role as an elected official.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Sun Staff Writer | February 16, 1994
Despite her well-documented difficulties managing her own money, Essex Del. Leslie Hutchinson, a Democrat, has been named to represent the House of Delegates on the Chesapeake Bay Trust, a body that distributes up to $800,000 in taxpayer money each year.House Speaker Casper R. Taylor Jr., D-Allegany, chose Ms. Hutchinson on the recommendation of Torrey C. Brown, state secretary of natural resources. She will replace Del. George W. Owings III, D-Calvert, who asked to be replaced, Mr. Taylor said.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Staff Writer | September 15, 1993
Calling her actions an example of "blatant irresponsibility," a Baltimore County judge yesterday fined Del. Leslie Hutchinson $1,500 and gave her a suspended jail term and three years of probation for driving with a suspended license and without insurance."
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