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Hancock election to be held today

January 25, 1999|By SCOTT BUTKI

Hancock voters today will decide whether to re-elect Mayor Daniel Murphy to a second two-year term.

The polls at Town Hall are open from noon to 7 p.m. today. Voters are electing the mayor and two residents to serve four-year terms on the Town Council.

Murphy, 46, has served one term as mayor after serving a term on the council. He is a self-employed veterinarian.

Murphy is being challenged by Roland Lanehart Sr., 50, who owns Roland's Garage & Used Cars. Lanehart, a lifelong Hancock resident, filed to run for mayor in the 1996 elections but later dropped out of the race.

Incumbent Glorious Sagle is seeking re-election to the council. The other councilwoman whose term ends in February, Debra Wheeler, 45, is not running again.

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The other Town Council candidates are Robert Forshaw, 58, a training lieutenant for the Maryland Department of Corrections; Jerry L. Ward, 27, a laboratory technician with the Washington County Water and Sewer Department; Randy Pittman, 55, owner of Pittman's Liquor Store; David Smith, owner of Diamonds Etc.; and William Mills, 27, a cutter at Garden State Tanning.

The mayor's job pays $800 a year, while a council job pays $600 a year.

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