WILLIAMSPORT --Some wanted to protect their right to bear arms and some were interested in issues related to hunting and motorcycles.
A Hagerstown man spoke decisively about what he wants from candidates seeking office in this year's elections.
"I'm looking for good, conservative Republicans," said the man, who did not want to give his name.
The man said he was not looking for change simply for change's sake.
"You got to know what that change is," he said.
About 450 people attended a "Candidates Night Out" at the Potomac Fish & Game Club on Tuesday. The event was sponsored by the Washington County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs Inc.
The federation represents sportsmen's clubs in and out of the county, according to president Ray Givens. Considering the federation has an estimated 6,500 members in Washington County, Givens estimates the group represents the largest voting block in the county.
The public was invited to the club off Falling Waters Road south of Williamsport for a chance to meet with candidates seeking a variety of offices, including Washington County Commissioners, Maryland House of Delegates and Senate, Washington County Sheriff, Washington County Board of Education and governor. Givens said 118 candidates were invited but he was not sure how many attended.