HAGERSTOWN - A local candidate spoke out Tuesday about a vote his opponent made four years ago, claiming it diverted money away from school construction funding in the county.
Paul Muldowney, a Republican candidate in the Subdistrict 2C race, said Del. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington, voted in favor of a lavish building in Annapolis instead of more than $30 million in school construction. The funding was part of the fiscal year 2004 budget.
Donoghue said the vote was a Republican ploy designed to factor in an election-year stunt, like the one his opponent pulled Tuesday.
Muldowney held the press conference at Pangborn Elementary School, a site he said could have benefited from the money his opponent voted to spend on the state house building annex in Annapolis.