Campaign notes

October 09, 2006

Four groups endorse Donoghue

In his re-election bid, Del. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington, has been endorsed by groups of teachers, nurses and farm bureaus, as well as a labor union.

The groups are:

n Maryland Nurses Association Political Action Committee

n Maryland State Teachers Association

n Maryland State & D.C. AFL-CIO, which said Donoghue was praised for his "positions in support of working family issues"

n Maryland Farm Bureau Political Action Committee

In addition, MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, recently gave Donoghue a 2006 Legislative Award for "outstanding contributions to the health and welfare of Maryland citizens," according to a letter announcing the award.


Donoghue is seeking a fifth four-year term. His opponent in the Nov. 7 general election is Republican Paul Muldowney.

CPWC hosting commissioner candidates

As of Monday, nine of the 10 Washington County Commissioner candidates had committed to be at a forum that Citizens for the Protection of Washington County is holding Thursday, according to Jim Laird, CPWC's president.

The forum will be at 7 p.m. at the Halfway Fire Department's social hall on Lexington Avenue.

The audience will be encouraged to ask questions, Laird said.

CPWC is a group that favors controlled growth.

Herald-Mail to hold election forums

The Herald-Mail is holding candidate forums Oct. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater.

The Oct. 18 forum will be for candidates for Washington County Commissioner, Washington County state's attorney and Washington County sheriff.

The Oct. 19 forum will include candidates for Washington County Board of Education and Maryland delegate in subdistricts 1C and 2C.

The forums will be broadcast live on Antietam Cable Television and rebroadcast on other days.

- Andrew Schotz

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