Five candidates on the ballot in Clear Spring town election

October 10, 2003|by MARLO BARNHART

Three incumbents and two newcomers will be on the ballot for two Clear Spring Town Council seats and the office of mayor when voters go to the polls in November.

Longtime Mayor Paul Hose Jr. filed for re-election, as did council members Gary L. Grove and Mason Mundey, according to Town Clerk Juanita Grimm.

While only Hose, 56, filed for the mayoral position, write-in votes for other candidates are allowed for all open positions on Election Day.


Grove, 55, is a correctional officer with the Maryland Division of Correction and Mundey, 68, is the former owner of Clear Spring Hardware.

Challenging them is Samuel H. Chapman III, 41, who lives with his wife, Teresa, and their daughter at 131 Cumberland St.

Also on the ballot is Timothy Bonds, 35, a correctional officer with the Maryland Division of Correction. Bonds resides at 120 Cumberland St. with his wife and four children.

Candidates must have resided in the town for at least two years immediately preceding the election and must be qualified voters of the town, according to the town charter.

To vote in the Clear Spring election, voters must be able to prove they live within the town limits.

The mayor and council members must maintain a permanent residence in the town during their two-year terms.

The town election will be Monday, Nov. 3 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Clear Spring Town Hall. Absentee ballots must be requested by Oct. 15 and returned to Town Hall by election day, Grimm said.

Councilman Terry Baker and Vice Mayor Julie Albowicz are in the middle of their two-year terms and are not running this year.

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