On the campaign trail

August 27, 2010

Maryland Farm Bureau PAC makes picks

The Maryland Farm Bureau Political Action Committee has announced state endorsements for this year's elections. Among local races, the group likes:

Senate: District 1, George C. Edwards (R); District 2, Donald F. Munson (R); District 3, Alex X. Mooney (R)

Delegate: Subdistrict 1C, LeRoy E. Myers Jr. (R); Subdistrict 2A, Andrew A. Serafini (R); Subdistrict 2B, Neil Parrott (R); Subdistrict 2C, John P. Donoghue (D); Subdistrict 3B, Charles A. Jenkins (R)

Gruhler talking to PTAs

After holding several meetings with the public, Washington County Board of Education candidate Dottie Gruhler is focusing on local PTAs.

Her schedule started with Conococheague Elementary, Old Forge Elementary and Smithsburg Middle on Monday. Three days later, she went to Smithsburg High.


She also plans to visit Cascade Elementary (Sept. 2), Greenbrier Elementary (Sept. 7), Fountain Rock Elementary (Sept. 9) and Potomac Heights Elementary (Sept. 13).

Gruhler is one of 11 school board candidates. A primary will be Sept. 14.

Harshman to chat with public

Washington County Board of Education candidate Karen J. Harshman has planned four stops to talk to the public:

n Aug. 31: 8 to 10 a.m. at Bob Evans, Dual Highway, Hagerstown; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Borders cafe, Garland Groh Boulevard, Hagerstown

n Sept. 3: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Red Byrd Restaurant, Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville; noon to 2 p.m. at Governor's Landing Deli and Restaurant in Williamsport.

Parrott also endorsed

An Aug. 23 "On The Campaign Trail" item noted the Maryland Right to Life Political Action Committee made endorsements in this year's election.

When The Herald-Mail looked at the list and found the local picks, the group hadn't chosen anyone for the Subdistrict 2B state delegate race.

A few days later, though, Maryland Right to Life PAC chose Republican candidate Neil Parrott.

Pizza with Brennan

Ted Brennan, a Republican running for the Subdistrict 2B state delegate seat, is inviting the public to have pizza with him and talk about the issues.

He will be at Vesta Pizzeria, 2 S. Main St., Boonsboro, on Aug. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.

-- Andrew Schotz

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