Strauss seeks Senate seat
By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Former Berkeley County Commissioner Howard L. Strauss says he likes competition and intends to provide some in the GOP primary against incumbent state Sen. Harry E. Dugan.
Strauss, 44, of Martinsburg, has announced he will run against Dugan, R-Berkeley, in the May 12 primary.
"I believe in competition and in the Republican primary that will bring out more people," he said Sunday night.
Dugan last fall announced his intention to run for a second term representing the 16th District.
"I will work tenaciously to repeal the state food sales tax," Strauss said. He said he was at a town meeting Saturday in Marlowe and most of the people there said they traveled to Maryland to avoid the sales tax, which is not charged in that state or Virginia.