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Stup says she won't run again

November 13, 1997

Stup says she won't run again

By GUY FLETCHER

Staff Writer

Maryland Del. J. Anita Stup, R-Frederick/Washington, said this week she will not seek re-election to her House of Delegates seat next year.

Stup, 52, a Frederick, Md., resident, made her announcement not to run in newspaper advertisements, which said she decided three years ago not to run for a third four-year term to the General Assembly.

Stup did not return repeated telephone calls on Wednesday.

Stup's district covers the eastern half of Frederick County, as well Washington County areas like Smithsburg, Cascade, Leitersburg and Maugansville. The district also is represented by Del. Louise V. Snodgrass, R-Frederick/Washington, and Del. Sue Hecht, D-Frederick/Washington, both of whom live in Frederick County.

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According to the state Board of Elections, no candidate has yet to file for next year's election in the district, but there has been speculation about several possible candidates vying with Hecht and Snodgrass for the three seats.

Washington County Commissioner Ronald L. Bowers, a Maugansville resident, said he is giving "careful consideration" to running for the state seat next year.

"I think Washington County needs a representative" in the district, Bowers said.

County Commissioner James R. Wade, of Leitersburg, said he also is considering running - a potential bid that becomes a "a little bit more enticing" now that he knows one incumbent is not returning.

"I've always kept open the idea of running for delegate," he said.

Before being elected to the legislature in 1990, Stup served eights years as Frederick County Commissioner, including one term as president.

The deadline to file for the election is July 6, 1998. The primary election is Sept 15, 1998 and the general election is Nov. 3, 1998.

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