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Applicant for mayor wants charter change

February 14, 2006|by PEPPER BALLARD

HAGERSTOWN

pepperb@herald-mail.com

A 10th person has applied to be Hagerstown's mayor, a position vacated this month with the resignation of Richard F. Trump, the city's elected mayor.

An application was received Monday from Donald E. Day, according to a secretary with the Law Offices of Urner, Nairn and Boyer, where applications are filed.

Day wrote on his application that he hasn't been a Hagerstown resident for more than a year and would like the city to revise its charter, the secretary said.

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Day moved to Hagerstown from Beaver Creek on Oct. 31, 2005, the secretary said.

Day wrote that he served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Korea in 1952 and 1953, and that he has been an accountant and an independent businessman, the secretary said.

Trump resigned Feb. 1. He told The Herald-Mail that he resigned over irreconcilable differences with the City Council, an all-Democratic five-member body.

The city council will appoint the next mayor.

According to the city charter, candidates for mayor must have been a city resident for at least a year, be at least 25 years old and be qualified to vote in the city. Since Trump was a Republican, his replacement must also be a Republican, according to the charter.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 15. Applications may be picked up at City Hall and dropped off at the Law Offices of Urner, Nairn and Boyer, at 207 S. Potomac St.

Other candidates who have applied for the position are former Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II, former Councilwoman Carol N. Moller, innkeeper Bharat Patel, liquor store manager Edward F. Hood II, customer support supervisor Patrick "Dean" Holik, program manager Jeffrey M. Coney, retired businessman Thomas Immer, retired insurance agent Ann Holtzman and restaurant server and full-time student Jessica N. Snyder.




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The deadline to apply for Hagerstown mayor is Feb. 15.

Applications may be picked up at City Hall and dropped off at the Law Offices of Urner, Nairn and Boyer at 207 S. Potomac St. Applications also may be downloaded at www.hagerstownmd.org.

Candidates must be at least 25 years old, a city resident for at least one year and a qualified voter in the city, according to the city charter.

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