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Candidates try to beat deadline

July 04, 2006|by KAREN HANNA

HAGERSTOWN

At least 11 candidates scrambled to file for elections as the deadline closed Monday, according to information compiled by the Washington County Board of Elections.

In one of the county's most contested races, two of the 12 Republicans and 10 Democrats running for County Commissioner had filed by 5:11 p.m. Monday. At least three of the eight Board of Education candidates, including incumbent Paul W. Bailey, also filed hours before the deadline.

The filing deadline was 9 p.m.

Information provided by the Board of Elections indicates the 1998 County Commissioners' race drew even more candidates - 28 names appeared on the Sept. 15 primary ballot that year.

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County Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook is the only incumbent commissioner who is not running for the board's five open seats.

The primary election is Sept. 12; the general election is Nov. 7.

Five people had filed for Washington County sheriff as of 5:11 p.m.

Also, two people had filed for Circuit Court clerk, three Republicans and one Democratic had filed for State's Attorney, and the race for Orphan's Court Judge had attracted six candidates.

Circuit Court Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. and County Treasurer Todd L. Hershey were running unopposed as of 5:11 p.m.

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