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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | December 6, 2003
Some Baltimore political heavyweights -- including Mayor Martin O'Malley and NAACP President Kweisi Mfume -- are lobbying the city's Democratic leaders to pick the son of the late Del. Howard P. Rawlings as his father's successor. The 40th District State Central Committee, a five-member body charged with recommending a replacement for Rawlings to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. today at Baltimore City Community College to interview applicants and make its selection.
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November 29, 2012
In response to The Sun's article on a group trying to oust Maryland Republican Party Chairman Alex Mooney in the middle of his term ("Defeats lead to calls for Md. GOP chief's ouster," Nov. 25), my suggestion to Maryland Republicans is to look to Ohio. Late last year and early in 2012, the newly elected governor, John Kasich, pressured members of the party's state central committee in order to oust party chairman Kevin DeWine. (In Ohio, the party's state central committee elects the state party chairman in January of odd years.)
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March 18, 2001
Terry R. Gilleland of Linthicum, a former student member of Anne Arundel County Board of Education, has been appointed to fill a District 32 vacancy on the county's Republican State Central Committee. Gilleland replaces Michael W. Burns, a former delegate and state party official who resigned from the committee effective March 1. The committee chairman, Robert A. Costa, said Burns noted personal and professional considerations in a letter of resignation. The new member is an account manager for Prometric Inc., a computer-based testing company, and expects to receive a master's degree in business administration from the University of Baltimore in May. He served as student member of the school board in the 1994-1995 school year and, among his political activities, ran as a candidate for the party's state central committee in 1998.
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By Laura Smitherman and Laura Smitherman,laura.smitherman@baltsun.com | September 9, 2009
The Maryland Republican Party and state elections officials reached an agreement Tuesday that allows the financially beleaguered party to incrementally repay $75,000 to Michael S. Steele's campaign account so that it can still meet monthly expenses. The State Board of Elections had determined that Steele's account made an improper contribution to the Republican State Central Committee by covering legal fees it incurred during a redistricting fight several years ago. Steele, a former lieutenant governor and now the national GOP chairman, was the state committee's chairman back then.
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November 3, 1992
If their party's candidate wins Maryland, these Marylanders will be in the Electoral College.DEMOCRATS (Selected by the Democratic State Central Committee)William B. Abrecht, Walkersville.Jesse J. Bowen, Huntington.Wayne Clark, Suitland.Marie Dyson, Great Mills.Leonard Kligman, Bethesda.Brenda Lipitz, Baltimore.Kathleen Kennedy Townsend.Nancy Voss, Denton.Agnes Welch, Baltimore.John T. Willis, Baltimore.REPUBLICANS (Selected by the Republican State Central Committee)Horace Alston, Baltimore.
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By Robert Guy Matthews and Robert Guy Matthews,SUN STAFF | January 9, 1997
Political insiders at City Hall are betting that community activist Rita R. Church is the front-runner to replace Joan Carter Conway as a 3rd District council member.Church, from the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello area, is relatively unknown outside political circles.But she is a longtime activist and board member of the 43rd District's Democratic State Central Committee.Church is one of the five committee members who voted unanimously to replace state Sen. John A. Pica Jr., who retired last week, with Conway, a first-term councilwoman.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | June 26, 2002
Del. Diane DeCarlo, an Essex Democrat, was selected by a preliminary panel last night to fill the interim Baltimore County state Senate seat of departing state Sen. Michael J. Collins. The 6th District Democratic State Central Committee took 25 minutes to deliberate and vote 5-2 in favor of DeCarlo over veteran lawmaker Michael H. Weir Sr., who also is retiring from the House of Delegates. Weir took DeCarlo to task in his brief presentation to the committee, saying that she had worked with Republicans in past elections and during the issue of Senate Bill 509, the failed revitalization plan on the county's east side.
NEWS
November 29, 2012
In response to The Sun's article on a group trying to oust Maryland Republican Party Chairman Alex Mooney in the middle of his term ("Defeats lead to calls for Md. GOP chief's ouster," Nov. 25), my suggestion to Maryland Republicans is to look to Ohio. Late last year and early in 2012, the newly elected governor, John Kasich, pressured members of the party's state central committee in order to oust party chairman Kevin DeWine. (In Ohio, the party's state central committee elects the state party chairman in January of odd years.)
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | June 25, 2002
Candidates vying to serve out the interim term of departing state Sen. Michael J. Collins will try to impress the 6th District's Democratic State Central Committee at 7 p.m. tonight at Kenwood High School in Essex. In a normal political setting, such a gathering would attract little attention. But after the redistricting battle, tonight's meeting takes on added significance and complexity in the old 6th District, which includes parts of Baltimore and Harford counties. Usually, the local committee would make its recommendation to the countywide Democratic State Central Committee, which would, in a pro forma move, send the choice to Gov. Parris N. Glendening for final approval.
NEWS
February 12, 1998
MESSAGE TO LARRY YOUNG: You can't go home again. At least, you can't return to reclaim your former seat in the Maryland Senate. You were expelled by your colleagues last month and barred from the Senate for the duration of this term, which ends in January. The attorney general says you don't qualify as a replacement candidate. The governor concurs.Yet Mr. Young persists in using pressure tactics to try to have his way. He got the state central committee, which he controls, to submit his name to the governor for the Senate vacancy in his West Baltimore district.
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By Laura Smitherman and Laura Smitherman,laura.smitherman@baltsun.com | July 10, 2009
State elections officials have told the financially strapped Maryland Republican Party that it must repay $77,500 that Michael S. Steele, now the national GOP chairman, transferred to it in an apparent violation of campaign finance laws. The state party faces a deadline in two weeks to resolve several alleged violations. If it remains unsettled, the matter ultimately could be referred to state prosecutors for possible charges. The Maryland State Board of Elections found that money transferred from Steele's state campaign account, used to pay debts of the Republican State Central Committee, exceeded the legal limit, according to letters obtained by The Baltimore Sun. The violations turned up during a routine audit of political committees.
NEWS
June 27, 2007
Group to repair homes in Kentucky A volunteer team of 90 youths, college students and adults from Severna Park United Methodist Church will spend next week repairing homes in Kentucky with the Appalachia Service Project. The group will leave at 8 a.m. Saturday and will arrive in Letcher and Harlan counties Sunday and return July 7. The Appalachia Service Project is a nonprofit home-repair project with and for the poor of Central Appalachia. It is offered through the United Methodist Church but is open to all denominations.
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By Jennifer Skalka and Jennifer Skalka,Sun reporter | May 23, 2007
Gov. Martin O'Malley has picked a former Baltimore aide and prominent adviser to several African-American organizations to become the next chairman of the Maryland Democratic Party. "I'm a behind-the-scenes kind of guy," said Michael E. Cryor, 60, of Baltimore, who was co-chairman of O'Malley's "Believe" campaign when he was mayor. "This is a little bit of a change for me. I'm looking forward to the challenge." African-American leaders have expressed concern about the state party's commitment to blacks in recent elections.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | October 14, 2004
A decimated Carroll County Republican Central Committee has reinstated an ousted member, appointed another and is working to replace four others who resigned from the panel rather than become embroiled in a court case fighting the ouster. "We are absolutely getting it together, and we are all working on the presidential campaign," said James Reter, who is now vice chairman of the traditionally nine-member committee elected by county Republicans every four years. For a brief interval last month, the committee was down to four members, and one of those was Joseph F. Burns Jr., who had been ousted in a closed session July 6. With advice and support of state party officials, the local committee voted to oust Burns for what former Chairwoman Michelle Jefferson called "housekeeping" issues.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | October 14, 2004
A decimated Carroll County Republican Central Committee has reinstated an ousted member, appointed another and is working to replace four others who resigned from the panel rather than become embroiled in a court case fighting the ouster. "We are absolutely getting it together, and we are all working on the presidential campaign," said James Reter, who is now vice chairman of the traditionally nine-member committee elected by county Republicans every four years. For a brief interval last month, the committee was down to four members, and one of those was Joseph F. Burns Jr., who had been ousted in a closed session July 6. With advice and support of state party officials, the local committee voted to oust Burns for what former Chairwoman Michelle Jefferson called "housekeeping" issues.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | September 24, 2004
The Carroll County Republican Central Committee, already marred by infighting caused by the ouster of one member, was effectively cut in half yesterday with the resignation of its chairwoman and three members. Chairwoman Michelle Jefferson cleared out her office at committee headquarters in Westminster late Wednesday, shortly after a court hearing during which the committee was unable to resolve its differences with Joseph F. Burns Jr. After the central committee removed him in July, Burns filed a lawsuit against the panel.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Staff Writer | January 27, 1993
Edward G. "Nipper" Schafer, a Rosdale trash hauler and veteran political operative, is the front-runner for the House of Delegates vacancy created by John S. Arnick's appointment to a District Court judgeship.Mr. Schafer, 63, is serving his fourth term on the five-member Democratic State Central Committee, and has emerged as a consensus candidate the other committee members can support, said state Senator Norman R. Stone Jr., D-Baltimore County."I just want to see the thing done . . . with the least number of people upset," Senator Stone said yesterday.
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By Robert A. Erlandson and Ed Brandt and Robert A. Erlandson and Ed Brandt,Sun Staff Writers | September 16, 1994
Republican F. Vernon Boozer of Towson may yet have to fight for another term in the state Senate seat he has held since 1981.John C. Head, the on-again off-again, non-campaigning Democratic state Senate candidate in the 9th District, has dropped out of the race.This will give the State Central Committee an opportunity to appoint a candidate who will take on Senator Boozer in the Nov. 8 general election.Mr. Head filed as the Democratic nominee at the deadline in July. The next day he said he would withdraw for medical reasons.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | December 6, 2003
Some Baltimore political heavyweights -- including Mayor Martin O'Malley and NAACP President Kweisi Mfume -- are lobbying the city's Democratic leaders to pick the son of the late Del. Howard P. Rawlings as his father's successor. The 40th District State Central Committee, a five-member body charged with recommending a replacement for Rawlings to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. today at Baltimore City Community College to interview applicants and make its selection.
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