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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Ellicott City and points west (LD9/Senate and 9A/House of Delegates)

It's surely an uphill struggle for any Democrats attempting to compete with Republicans in western Howard County. A third of Legislative District 9 is in southern Carroll County and the Howard County portion stretches from Ellicott City through Clarksville all the way to Lisbon. Two delegates are elected from LD9A in Howard County and one from LD9B in Carroll.
It's ironic that the three Republican incumbents in the Howard portion were all originally appointed to fill vacancies. Former Council member Allan Kittleman was appointed to the Senate to succeed his deceased father, Bob, who was much respected and had served in both the House and Senate for years. It surely didn't hurt Allan in the past to have that Kittleman name at election times and I don't think it will in the future. When Bob Kittleman was named to replace Chris McCabe in the Senate, Gail Bates got to replace Bob in the House of Delegates on Feb. 4, 2002. Warren Miller was chosen to replace Bob Flanagan (who had been named transportation czar by incoming Gov. Ehrlich) in the House on March 10, 2003. All three are reliably conservative and will be hard to beat in the district that they represent.
Only two Democrats are making the effort in this rather conservative territory. Rich Corkran is running for the Senate in LD9 against Kittleman and winning seems out of the question. Being somewhat competitive should be as good as it gets. In LD9A, Dave Osmundson is running solo against Delegates Bates and Miller. At least, he's not running against a Kittleman.
The websites for the five candidates are as follows:

http://www.kittleman.com/

http://www.corkran4mdsenate.org/

http://www.batesmiller.com/splash.shtm

http://www.ozfor9a.org/

2 Comments:

Anonymous Mearl Grabill said...

Ken. You didn't include Don Dunn who is running for County Council
District 5. His website is www.dondunn.org. He has a better than most times chance of beating Greg Fox, Allan Kittleman's functionary. Talk it up.

3:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mearl can I have some of what your smoking? Wanna talk about a blow out Dunn is Done!

10:06 PM  

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