By JULIE E. GREENE
Democratic and Republican primaries will be held for Hagerstown's mayoral post on March 11 to determine who will face off in the spring general election.
Six candidates filed for mayor and nine candidates filed for the five City Council seats on the May 20 general election ballot.
The deadline to file for mayor or council was Friday.
The candidates for mayor are:
- Incumbent Democrat Steven T. Sager, 43, of 809 Dewey Ave. Sager is seeking an unprecedented fourth four-year term. He has been mayor since 1985.
- Republican Robert E. Bruchey II, 38, of 905 Woodland Way. Bruchey retired in 1994, after 13 years as a correctional officer for the State of Maryland, because of a disability. He works for Primerica Financial Services.
- Republican Dennis L. Duffey, 47, of 1100 Kuhn Ave. Duffey is a production line operator at Corning Glass in Greencastle, Pa. He ran unsuccessfully to be a Washington County Commissioner in 1994.
- Republican Leon C. Fearnow, 55, of 627 N. Mulberry St. This is Fearnow's second run for mayor. The retired city police officer works at Boat America Corp.
- Democrat Don Allensworth, 62, of 1732 Edgewood Hill Circle. This will be Allensworth's third attempt at the mayoral post. He also has run unsuccessfully for Washington County Commissioner, Maryland Senate, U.S. Senate, governor of Maryland and U.S. president.
- Republican Joseph H. Walker, 76, of 208 W. Irvin Ave. Walker worked in the aerospace industry for 30 years and was the city's purchasing agent in the early 1970s.
City Council candidates are: