Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Glassman, a state senator, is considered a potential candidate to replace outgoing Harford County Executive David R. Craig.
State Senator Barry Glassman, considered a candidate for Harford County executive in 2014, will declare his future political intentions at a June 8 announcement in his native community of Level. Glassman, a Republican representing District 35, will host a "Coming Home Announcement" from 5 to 8 p.m. on June 8 at the Level Volunteer Fire House, according to a statement from his office. The Darlington resident has been a member of the state senate since 2008. Prior to that, he served as a state delegate for nine years and a county councilman for nine years. Glassman, 51, is widely considered to be a candidate for Harford County executive, and a statement from his office said, "Many local observers and leaders in Annapolis have been …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The New England College poll previewing the 2016 Presidential primary shows Hillary Clinton with a commanding lead.
Gov. Martin O'Malley finished last among a field of 2016 Democratic Presidential hopefuls, according to a poll released by New England College. The poll released Tuesday by the New Hampshire-based college found that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton led the field with 65 percent of those surveyed saying they would vote for her in 2016. O'Malley finished last among the field of six with zero percent saying they would vote for the two-term Democratic Maryland governor. Rounding out the field is Vice President Joseph Biden with 10 percent, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren with 5 percent, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo with 4 percent and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick with 3 percent. The college surveyed 314 New Hampshire Democratic …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The votes, including absentee ballots, were finalized Thursday.
With the absentee ballots tallied, the Harford County Board of Elections released the official vote counts Thursday from the May 7 municipal election in Havre de Grace. According to the data, 1,624 citizens in Havre de Grace, or 18.89 percent of registered voters, participated in the city's municipal election. During the presidential election in November, 79.07 percent of registered voters countywide cast their ballots, the Harford County Board of Elections reported. Why do you think people choose not to vote in the citywide election? Tell us in the comments! See Related: Want more Havre de Grace news? Get the Havre de Grace Patch daily newsletter! Also, “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The city is talking about the conclusion of the council, mayoral race.
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Havre de Grace residents voted for mayor, city council and two ballot questions on Tuesday.
Mayor Wayne Dougherty won a fourth consecutive term and a ballot question to authorize the purchase of waterfront property was ratified by the electorate during Tuesday's municipal election in Havre de Grace. Citizens had 13 hours to vote at St. Patrick Hall on Pennington Avenue in the May 7 election, and the votes were revealed to a crowd around 8:35 p.m. Dougherty defeated challenger and former councilman Jim Miller as 1,584 votes were cast. » See where Tuesday's voter turnout stacks up in recent history. Randy Craig, John Correri and Fred Cullum will sit on the Havre de Grace City Council, after prevailing among a field that also included challengers Tom Barnes and Bob Greene. Incumbent Barbara Wagner opted not to run for re-election. …
Havre de Grace held its annual municipal election on Tuesday. Check out the numbers.
UPDATED (May 12): Despite a record number of registered residents, some polarizing choices and a grassroots effort to drive up voter turnout, Havre de Grace fell short of a record voter turnout on Tuesday. With the inclusion of absentee ballots, 1,624 voters participated in the election—274 votes shy of the prior record, set in 2007. In that election, Wayne Dougherty won his first full term as mayor. Tuesday, Dougherty claimed his fourth term, defeating Jim Miller. Three other familiar names were voted into office, and two ballot questions passed easily. Read the full results here. As far as where the 2013 election stacks up, the gross number tops last year's non-mayoral election, but ranks as the lowest turnout during a mayoral election …
Residents expressed mixed sentiments about the proposed $1.29 million property purchase via signs outside St. Patrick Hall.
In addition to signs for candidates, there was one issue on the ballot that prompted citizens to plant signs outside St. Patrick Hall on Tuesday: Question B. Question B deals with the Concord Street property that the city has proposed purchasing for $1.29 million. The full ballot question is below: Question B. The Mayor and City Council of Havre de Grace propose to purchase the real property known as 701 Concord Street in Havre de Grace which is comprised of four lots between Concord Street and the Chesapeake Bay adjacent to the lighthouse. The purchase price is One Million Two Hundred Ninety Thousand Dollars ($1,290,000.00). The City appraisal for the property was One Million Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,300,000.00). A deposit of …
The results of the Quinnipiac University poll come as proponents of reinstating the death penalty in Maryland say the law is needed because of incidents such as the Boston Marathon bombing.
Americans support the death penalty for terrorists, according to a national poll released by Quinnipiac University. The national survey found that 63 percent favored the death penalty for someone convicted of murder involving an act of terrorism compared to 32 percent who said they opposed capital punishment. The results of the poll come as political leaders including Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger, a Democrat, and Washington County Republican Del. Neil Parrott announced a plan to collect more than 55,000 signatures in order to reinstate the death penalty in Maryland. "One only has to look back to Oklahoma City, Aurora, CO, Newtown, CT, and the recent massacre in Boston to recognize that if these crimes were …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Check out Patch's coverage leading up to Tuesday's municipal election in Havre de Grace.
Four Havre de Grace candidates who participated in a "Get Out the Vote" video responded.
Recently, the owners of Biller's Bikes released a YouTube video with the hope of increasing voter participation. Citing the 10 to 20 percent turnout rate at the polls in Havre de Grace as the impetus, the video included various community members sharing what they would vote for in the city. Things like "more bike racks" and "lower water rates" were among the visions citizens shared. The approximately five-minute piece was set to the song "Heroes" by David Bowie and entitled "Be a Hero and Vote!" At the Ontario-Otsego Positive Action Committee's May 1 candidate forum, the following question (and comment) was submitted to the moderator about the video. "Voting does not make a person a hero, but a responsible citizen. The real heroes are …