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June 24, 2003
FOUR YEARS AGO, Martin O'Malley launched his first mayoral bid at a busy drug corner. Yesterday, using a drug treatment center as his backdrop, the mayor asked Baltimoreans to nominate him to a second term. His message: "The struggle between hope and despair continues." As a popular incumbent, Mr. O'Malley is a strong favorite to win the Sept. 9 primary. The absence of compelling challengers underscores and advances this prospect. Yet Mr. O'Malley should not be given a free ride. He has forged a record of disappointments as well as achievements, and those must be carefully weighed.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2013
Four men and one woman are vying for perhaps the trickiest job in Annapolis: mayor. The state's capital has been buzzing in recent months over proposals to adopt a new plan to guide future development at City Dock and to rezone key waterfront properties downtown. Meanwhile, residents have raised concerns about a major development proposed for the edge of town, and the city is still recovering from the economic downturn. “Much of these last four years, I've been trying to fix a lot of things that weren't right,” said Mayor Josh Cohen, a Democrat who is seeking re-election.
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By Martin C. Evans | December 7, 1990
Former Mayor Clarence H. "Du" Burns, invited by Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke to help City Hall rally support for the city in Annapolis, said he instead told Mr. Schmoke that he intends to run against him in next year's election.Mr. Burns, who described a private, hourlong meeting in the mayor's City Hall office on Tuesday as cordial, said he thought he could do more for Baltimore by running for mayor because Mr. Schmoke is in danger of squandering the momentum that had marked Baltimore as a city on the rise.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2013
Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen has his first challengers for this fall's election. Two Republicans have announced they're running for mayor: Bob O'Shea and Mike Pantelides. "I am not letting Josh cakewalk into the mayor's position," said O'Shea, a business consultant who has lived in Annapolis for 13 years, first in the downtown historic district and more recently in Murray Hill. O'Shea, who had also considered running for alderman before settling on the mayoral race, said he wants to give voters a different choice than Cohen, the incumbent Democrat.
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By Jane Meredith Adams and Jane Meredith Adams,Special to The Sun | June 17, 1991
SAN FRANCISCO -- History is made in moments large and small, and Tom Hsieh, the first Asian-American to campaign seriously for mayor of a major U.S. city, is having several small moments here at the Old Timers Club.The men at the club are Irish and Italian, most of them retired, all of them former baseball players, many of them also former firefighters. Mr. Hsieh, running for mayor of San Francisco, is an elegant man with a bow tie, a Chinese accent and a name pronounced "Shay."He gives Al Salido a quick slap on the back.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SUN STAFF | November 17, 2000
With 178 days until Westminster's mayoral election, the city has its first candidate. Suzanne P. Albert filed her declaration of intent to run and paid a $25 filing fee Tuesday. "Usually folks wait until a little later," said city Clerk John Dutterer, a 36-year city employee. Westminster's mayoral election is May 14. Deadline for filing declarations of intent is April 16. A member of the Common Council since 1995, Albert, who moved to Westminster from Annapolis at age 6, is the granddaughter of David E. Walsh, who was mayor from 1912 to 1916.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN STAFF | April 20, 2003
After almost winning Taneytown's top job without even running in 1999, former Mayor W. Robert Flickinger is challenging incumbent Henry C. Heine in the May 5 election. Flickinger, 70, has served on the City Council for the past two years but says he wants to be mayor again, prompted by many residents who have told him they want him back. Heine, 56, says he deserves to keep the job because he has brought new professionalism to town government and helped lead a thriving downtown revitalization effort.
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By DAN BERGER | May 23, 1994
Marion Barry is running for mayor of Washington again because he is a convicted misdemeanant not felon.
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By DAN BERGER | September 15, 1993
The king of Morocco knows what he is doing.Assad of Syria is on the spot. Not his favorite place.OK, Bill, that was good; what is planned for your next number?Mrs. Clarke is running for mayor, definite. So be first on your block to announce for Council Prez.
NEWS
June 18, 1997
Alderman Carl O. Snowden waited for his annual birthday salute at the St. John's Boathouse last night to announce formally that he is running for mayor of Annapolis.Snowden, who was introduced by Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins, pledged to protect the legacy of his predecessors by leading "a city government that works for all Annapolitans." Former Mayors John T. Chambers and Roger "Pip" Moyer also attended."Together with business, together with our police, together with our teachers and together with our families, I have worked for this city," said Snowden, a Democrat who represents Ward 5, to supporters who paid $10 each to attend the event.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2011
Mere seconds after setting foot on the bustling sidewalk outside Lexington Market, Frank M. Conaway Sr. is surrounded first by a small group of admirers, quickly followed by hordes of hangers-on howling his name. Like many Baltimoreans who have fallen on hard times, they want something from their politicians. And this crowd doesn't shy away from asking. On a rainy day last week, dozens of people — some of whom said they were living in government-subsidized apartments or were homeless — pleaded with Conaway for jobs.
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By Laura Vozzella | June 29, 2011
You'd think recent indictments in the Bob Ehrlich robocall case would have scared off political dirty tricksters. That doesn't appear to be the case. Near as I can tell, Sun op-ed columnist Marta Mossburg is not running for mayor. Nor is she changing the spelling of her last name from Mossburg to Mossberg.  So what explains the "Marta Mossberg for Mayor" sticker that Sun police reporter extraordinaire Justin Fenton stumbled upon? There's no authority line on the sticker, surprise, surprise.  Mossburg, former editorial page editor of the Baltimore Examiner, is a senior fellow at the Maryland Public Policy Institute and a fellow with the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity.  "I have no idea who would print the ' campaign' sticker," Mossburg told me in an email just now. "It made me laugh, and I went over to see it for myself  Tuesday to check to see if it was real.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2011
State Sen. Catherine E. Pugh is planning to join a crowded field of Baltimore mayoral candidates. Pugh, a West Baltimore Democrat, said Thursday that she will officially announce her candidacy Monday afternoon at a West North Avenue community center. "It is now time to begin a broader conversation about Baltimore's young people, neighborhoods and opportunities to push our city forward," Pugh said in a statement. Pugh will challenge Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in the Democratic primary in September.
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By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2010
Scott Donahoo, a former car salesman known for his boisterous television commercials, told a local radio station that he is giving "serious consideration" to a run for mayor next year, joining an already crowded field of potential candidates. Scott Donahoo told Jimmy Mathis of WBAL radio that as mayor, he would drastically cut property taxes and increase the city's police presence. "We have lost a tremendous amount of the police department due to the failed policies of previous administrations and current administration," Donahoo said during the interview.
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By Tyeesha Dixon and Tyeesha Dixon,tyeesha.dixon@baltsun.com | March 15, 2009
Samuel E. Shropshire was visiting a museum in Gambia, one of Annapolis' sister cities, when he saw a picture of child slaves being auctioned at Annapolis City Dock. "When I saw that, I realized that the city condoned nearly 100 years of slavery," Shropshire said, recalling the experience that prompted him to urge fellow aldermen on the Annapolis City Council to issue an apology for participating in slavery. Shropshire's life journey has taken him from the deep South to a Soviet jail to founding a nonprofit to help people living with HIV and AIDS.
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,Sun reporter | July 13, 2008
The election for a new Annapolis mayor is more than a year away, but likely candidates are contemplating a run and raising money. For the first time in more than a decade, no incumbent will be running for mayor, opening the race to a wide cast of contenders to succeed Ellen O. Moyer, who cannot seek re-election because of the two-term limit. Among them are Aldermen David H. Cordle Sr. and Richard E. Israel, and Trudy McFall, an affordable-housing advocate. Others who say they are contemplating a run include Aldermen Samuel E. Shropshire and Ross H. Arnett, and Chuck Weikel, chairman of the Annapolis Charter 300 celebration.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | June 11, 1999
Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke said yesterday that he will not endorse any candidate running for mayor this year because he does not want to influence the election.Schmoke said he believes the field of nine will expand by at least three candidates, including a businessman who has never run for public office, a state legislator and state Comptroller William Donald Schaefer.The mayor would not name the businessman or the legislator, nor would he say how he knew they would run."I don't intend to be involved in the campaign," Schmoke said at his weekly news conference.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Sun Staff Writer | April 7, 1995
Former Carroll County Commissioner Elmer C. Lippy has filed to run for Manchester mayor in the May 16 election.In a statement yesterday, Mr. Lippy said he wants another chance at the mayor's job. He said his "dedication and energy produced solid accomplishments" for the town."
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By Madison Park and Madison Park,SUN REPORTER | October 10, 2007
Nicole V. Burlew is a candidate for mayor in Aberdeen who never voted in a city election - she wasn't old enough. But the soft-spoken 19-year-old college student has taken up the call to public service, mounting a campaign to lead the Harford County city of 15,000 that faces budget troubles and looming growth because of the national military base realignment.
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By John Fritze and John Fritze,Sun reporter | April 26, 2007
With pundits increasingly convinced he's not in the race, Kweisi Mfume is still hedging his bets publicly about whether he will run for mayor of Baltimore in this year's election - adding to lingering speculation about his intentions as the deadline for his decision approaches. After attending a City Hall event yesterday with Mayor Sheila Dixon and another potential mayoral candidate, Comptroller Joan M. Pratt - a symbolic gesture for all three leaders - Mfume said he is not planning to run "at this point" but would not rule out changing his mind this summer.
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