Democratic Central Committee Selects Candidates To Fill District F Seat
HAVRE DE GRACE - The Harford County Democratic Central Committee selected three candidates on Wednesday to fill the vacant District F county council seat.
The candidates are: Dr. Kevin McKinney, a retired Army Information Technology planner from Havre de Grace; Winifred Roche, former executive director of the Maryland Tourism Coalition from Havre de Grace; and Stacy Stone, an engineer from Forest Greens.
“As a committee, we believe that each of these candidates would honor the intent of the voters who elected Jacob Bennett in the Fall of 2022,” Democratic Central Committee chair Henry Gibbons said. “Each of these candidates would represent the voters of District F and Harford County with the passion, diligence, and thoroughness that they deserve.”
Here is some information about each of the candidates:
Dr. McKinney is Vice President of the Harford Branch of the NAACP. Until 2022 he was the principal advisor to the Director of the Software Engineering Center (SEC) at Aberdeen Proving Ground on acquisition strategy matters associated with transitions, contracts, and support of the C4ISR system of Army Depot Maintenance.
Winifred “Wini” Roche almost won the District F seat in 2018 and was the Democratic nominee for Council President in 2022. A highlight of her deep advocacy experience is her service as Executive Director of the Maryland Tourism Coalition. The Maryland Tourism Council gave her their top awards in 2010, 2012, and 2013.
Stacy Stone has 30 years of experience as a civil engineer. She has worked for the Kent County government and then a succession of three major engineering companies in MD. In 2001 she won the Maryland Quality Initiative Award for the Best Large Project for her engineering work for a section of Route I-95 from Baltimore to White Marsh. She is active in her concerns for the Perryman Peninsula, where she lives.
Almost won is first loser. Anyone that moved into Perryman in the last 20 years and has the nerve to complain about large warehouses that were approve before they moved in has other issues. We don't need someone from a special interest group either. How about letting the citizens of district F choose.