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Donoghue gets union support

October 24, 2006|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

Two criminal justice labor unions have endorsed Del. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington, in his re-election bid against Republican Paul Muldowney.

In an Oct. 10 letter, Council 92 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees told Donoghue that it backs him.

The council represents state employees in fields such as corrections, parole and probation, and juvenile services. It includes correctional officers at the prisons south of Hagers-town and employees at Hagerstown's Potomac Center for people with mental disabilities.

In a letter two days later, Local 3373 of AFSCME's Council 67 endorsed Donoghue. Local 3373 represents Hagers-town police officers.

Donoghue is the incumbent in Subdistrict 2C.




Firefighters announce picks



International Association of Fire Fighters Local 3666 in Frederick County, Md., has announced its endorsements in several local and state races.

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Some races include parts of Washington County.

The union endorsed incumbent Del. Richard B. Weldon Jr., a Republican, over Democrat Paul Gilligan. Subdistrict 3B, which Weldon represents, is mostly in Frederick County, but also covers a portion of Washington County.

The union selected Democrat Candy Greenway, who is trying to unseat Republican incumbent Alex X. Mooney in state senate District 3. The district also includes Frederick and Washington counties.

In the 6th district race for Congress, which stretches across Western Maryland, the firefighters' union favors Andrew Duck, a Democrat challenging incumbent Roscoe Bartlett, a Republican.

The union's other picks, which mostly focus on Frederick County, are posted on its Web site, www.local3666.com.

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