Campaign Notes 2006

June 12, 2006|by TAMELA BAKER

Lamptons to carry Steele message

EDGEWATER, Md. - Lt. Gov. Michael Steele on Wednesday named Ed and Paula Lampton as Washington County leaders of his campaign for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Paul Sarbanes.

Ed Lampton is a retired physician who served as president of the Washington County Medical Society from 1993 to 1996. Lampton received his M.D. at the University of Maryland and worked for the Association of Radiologists for 24 years.

Paula Lampton has worked for Easter Seals and the Parent Child Center in Washington County. She and her husband have four children and have lived in Washington County for 28 years.

"The grassroots leadership of my campaign will play a major role in bringing the voice of Marylanders to our nation's capital and bringing real change to Washington," the Republican Steele said in a news release. "Unfortunately, there are too many politicians today more concerned with their own 'special' interests than the interests of the people they represent. The Steele campaign county chairs will carry my message loud and clear in each of their own communities: If you are ready for change, get ready for Steele."


Politics in the air

SHARPSBURG - It's reputed to be the oldest Memorial Day parade in the country, and along with marching bands and beauty queens in convertibles, the traditional parade of participating politicians never changes.

But while Del. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington; Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington; Sen. Alex Mooney, R-Washington/Frederick; Republican County Commissioner John Munson and Democratic congressional candidate Andrew Duck all paraded down Sharpsburg's Main Street with the bands and the beauties, former Del. Paul Muldowney, a candidate for the state House seat occupied by Democratic Del. John P. Donoghue, watched from the side.

That didn't keep him from politicking, however, as he shook hands while sporting his American Legion cap.

Sharpsburg isn't in the district where he's running, but when he was in the House of Delegates, he represented Sharpsburg, Boonsboro and the rest of Shank's district.

A campaign gears up

Former state Del. Sue Hecht will kick off her campaign to return to the Maryland House of Delegates with a fundraiser June 14 at La Paz Restaurant from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Frederick, Md.

Hecht served in the House from 1995 to 2002. Hecht also served 13 years as the CEO of Heartly House in Frederick, a nonprofit organization that provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Earlier this year, the Sue Hecht/Heartly House Community Foundation Fund was created in her honor to provide ongoing operating funds for the agency.

She is running in District 3A, which represents a portion of Frederick County.

Individual tickets for the event cost $50 and sponsorship levels begin at $100. For information, contact John Mathias at 240-344-2892.

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