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Citizens still have time to peruse city hopefuls

May 01, 2001

Citizens still have time to peruse city hopefuls



There is now just a little more than two weeks until the Hagerstown city election on May 15. Unlike other politicial contests, held in November when chilly weather often keeps people from doing much outside, this month's beautiful weather has so far provided many distractions for citizens tempted to ignore the race.

We hope they don't. Hagerstown is at a crossroads, and how this elecction turns out may decide the course of the city for decades to come. Can the city solve its revenue problems, curb crime and bring the neighborhoods together for civic improvement? Will the landlords who don't care what sort of tenant they rent to be allowed to go on making a profit at their neighbors' expense?

These are just a few important questions facing the next mayor and council, and how they're answered will depend on which candidates are elected. To decide which are best, we recommend that voters who haven't paid attention until now start doing so.

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The Herald-Mail is in the process of running short profiles of the candidates, but if you'd like to hear them in person, you have two options.

Will Kauffman, on WHAG radio (AM 1410), will interview the following candidates at 4 p.m. on the following dates:

- Thursday, May 3 - Councilman Al Boyer

- Friday, May 4 - Councilman Lew Metzner

- Monday, May 7 - Carol Moller

- Thursday, May 10 - Vicki Bodnar and Michael Nehring

- Friday, May 11 - Mayor Bob Bruchey and Councilman Bill Breichner.

On Friday, May 11 at 7 p.m., when Hagerstown Community College Professor Spring Ward's government and politics class and the League of Women Voters will hold a forum for all city candidates at HCC's Valley Mall campus.

Is the time to study the candidates running out? Yes, which is all the more reason to read and listen as closely as possible in the few weeks that are left.

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