Sharpsburg briefs

April 04, 2006|by TARA REILLY

Commissioners candidate speaks

SHARPSBURG - Clear Spring Vice Mayor Terry Baker, who is running for Washington County Commissioner, introduced himself Monday night at the Sharpsburg Town Council meeting.

A Washington County Board of Election official said Monday afternoon that Baker filed Friday to run for County Commissioner.

Baker, who was born in Washington County, said he believes the current board of commissioners is demanding too much from residents, making it more difficult for them to afford to live in the county.

If elected, Baker said he would respect county residents and involve the local municipalities when making county decisions.

"I think the government should be working for our citizens," he said.

Baker, a Republican, told residents who attended the meeting that he would appreciate their support in the race.

He said the only promise he will make during his campaign is that he will work with county residents.

"I will not vote for what I want," Baker said. "I will vote for what the citizens want."


Candidates have until July 3 to file for the race. The primary election is Sept. 12; the general election is Nov. 7.

All five commissioner seats are open.

Five other people have filed to run so far for County Commissioner: former Commissioner Paul L. Swartz, a Democrat; former county employee John Weller, a Democrat; Edward L. Knepper, a Republican; Mike Spinnler, a Democrat; and Nathan A. Green, a Republican.

Council contributes to scholarship fund

SHARPSBURG - The Sharpsburg Town Council on Monday voted to donate $200 to the Boonsboro High School Presidential Freedom Scholarship.

Sharpsburg Mayor Hal Spielman said the town also donated $200 last year.

Workers' comp policy renewed

SHARPSBURG - The Town of Sharpsburg's workers' compensation policy was renewed Monday night.

The Town Council voted for the action.

Sharpsburg Mayor Hal Spielman said there were no changes to the policy.

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