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by MARLO BARNHART | January 26, 2005
marlob@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - David K. Poole Jr. will long be counted among the deans of the legal profession in Washington County. But those who knew him best say the focus always will be on the man - his decency, his humanity and, most of all, his strong character. Poole died Tuesday at the age of 78. "He was a stellar person in our community and not just as an attorney," said Washington County Circuit Judge Frederick C. Wright III. "Dave often volunteered his legal expertise to people and entities who couldn't afford to pay for such services.
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August 10, 2000
Muldowney changes his party By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer Saying he no longer agrees with the party's principles, long-time Democrat Paul D. Muldowney, 65, has changed his affiliation to Republican. As a Democrat for most of his life he has run for office and held state office as a delegate. However, he has not voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since 1960, when he voted against nominee President John F. Kennedy, he said. "That's a heck of a poor record for a democrat," he said.
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November 4, 1998
By LAURA ERNDE / Staff Writer Republican Chris Shank appeared to have upset incumbent Del. D. Bruce Poole, a 12-year veteran of the House of Delegates, according to complete but unofficial returns from Tuesday's general election. Shank got 4,675 votes to Poole's 4,438 in the race to represent southern Washington County voters in District 2B. --cont. from news page -- That's a margin of just 237 votes. So far, the election board has received 392 absentee ballots, which will be counted Thursday morning.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | March 8, 2006
HAGERSTOWN Paul Muldowney, a former Maryland state delegate, filed Monday to run against Del. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington, the man who defeated him in a 1998 Democratic primary. Muldowney switched his enrollment to Republican two years later. In announcing his campaign Tuesday, Muldowney accused Donoghue of being "isolated" and "disengaged. " "I, along with a lot of other people, are not satisfied with the representation we've been getting," said Muldowney, 70, of 1001 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | October 3, 2012
Travis W. Poole said he is running for a seat on the Washington County Board of Education because eventually his two sons will attend Washington County Public Schools. Poole, a Hagerstown attorney, said he also is interested in public service and serving on the school board is a good way to get involved and effect change. “I have concerns. I can't say I have any specific agenda,” said Poole, 32, of Hagerstown. By design, Poole said, he is not running on any particular issue or topic, but to serve all issues and topics, he said.
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By BRENDAN KIRBY | October 29, 1998
Less than two months after losing to Del. John P. Donoghue in the Democratic primary, Paul D. Muldowney will get a chance to square off against him in a rematch. Muldowney filed papers in Annapolis on Wednesday to run as a write-in candidate for the delegate seat in District 2C, which roughly comprises Hagerstown. Muldowney, who represented southern Washington County in the late 1970s and early 1980s, said he thinks it is important to give voters a choice in the district, where Donoghue faces no Republican opposition.
NEWS
August 1, 1997
By GUY FLETCHER Staff Writer Del. D. Bruce Poole said Friday he will seek a judgeship appointment to the Washington County Circuit Court bench - a move that would end his 10-year career in the Maryland General Assembly. "I think it would be very interesting work, and I think I would have a profound effect on people at a closer lever than I might have in Annapolis," said Poole, 38, a Beaver Creek Democrat who represents the southern and eastern parts of the county in the legislature.
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By GUY FLETCHER | May 29, 1998
SHARPSBURG - Chris Shank, a former aide to Washington County's legislative delegation to the Maryland General Assembly, did the expected Thursday and announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for a seat in the House of Delegates. "We need new leadership in Washington County. The days of politics-as-usual must stop. The people deserve better," he said. Shank, 25, made the announcement at Sharpsburg Town Hall before a group of about 30 relatives and friends, including Del. Robert A. McKee, R-Washington, and Sen. John W. Derr, R-Frederick/Washington.
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By LAURA ERNDE | December 2, 1998
ANNAPOLIS - After four years of working as a legislative aide at the Maryland Statehouse, Christopher B. Shank arrived for the first time Tuesday in his new role as state delegate. "It was a pretty exhilarating experience," the freshman Republican said during a break from orientation meetings. Shank, who won't officially be sworn in until the General Assembly session starts Jan. 13, said the reality of his election hasn't fully sunk in. Shank beat three-term incumbent Del. D. Bruce Poole last month.
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By GUY FLETCHER | July 8, 1998
Calling for greater leadership on local issues, former Maryland legislator Paul D. Muldowney said Tuesday he will seek the Democratic nomination to the House of Delegates seat that represents Hagerstown. "It's time for us now to put Hagerstown first, and it's time for leadership," Muldowney, 63, told a handful of supporters during a news conference in front of Hagerstown City Hall. He will face incumbent Del. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington, in the September primary. No Republicans have filed for the seat.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | October 3, 2012
Travis W. Poole said he is running for a seat on the Washington County Board of Education because eventually his two sons will attend Washington County Public Schools. Poole, a Hagerstown attorney, said he also is interested in public service and serving on the school board is a good way to get involved and effect change. “I have concerns. I can't say I have any specific agenda,” said Poole, 32, of Hagerstown. By design, Poole said, he is not running on any particular issue or topic, but to serve all issues and topics, he said.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | March 8, 2006
HAGERSTOWN Paul Muldowney, a former Maryland state delegate, filed Monday to run against Del. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington, the man who defeated him in a 1998 Democratic primary. Muldowney switched his enrollment to Republican two years later. In announcing his campaign Tuesday, Muldowney accused Donoghue of being "isolated" and "disengaged. " "I, along with a lot of other people, are not satisfied with the representation we've been getting," said Muldowney, 70, of 1001 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown.
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by MARLO BARNHART | January 26, 2005
marlob@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - David K. Poole Jr. will long be counted among the deans of the legal profession in Washington County. But those who knew him best say the focus always will be on the man - his decency, his humanity and, most of all, his strong character. Poole died Tuesday at the age of 78. "He was a stellar person in our community and not just as an attorney," said Washington County Circuit Judge Frederick C. Wright III. "Dave often volunteered his legal expertise to people and entities who couldn't afford to pay for such services.
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by TAMELA BAKER | February 17, 2003
tammyb@herald-mail.com Among them, they have some 76 years of experience as political leaders. But many former Washington County officials defeated by political newcomers took their election losses as a sign that voters "thought it was time for a change," as former House Majority Leader Bruce Poole put it. "I think I'm done with Washington County politics," Poole said. "I love my life right now. I have a great family, my law practice is booming and I have a great church.
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by TAMELA BAKER | February 17, 2003
tammyb@herald-mail Political power can be a fickle mistress - more than one leader has been king of the castle one day and the victim of palace intrigue the next. Especially, some say, in Washington County. Since 1986, county voters have compiled an increasingly consistent record of turning out state representatives who have achieved some degree of influence in Annapolis. "Nationally, there's a lot of job security" in public office, said Spring Ward, an assistant professor of political science and history at Hagerstown Community College.
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by BOB MAGINNIS | July 20, 2002
Before I interviewed Dave Russo, I was prepared to feel sorry for him. He'd just built up a nice little family pharmacy - Russo's RX - on Hagerstown's Cannon Avenue when CVS plunked a giant store halfway done the block. And his opponent in the District 2B delegate race - Christopher Shank - had already defeated him once in 1998. But when I talked to Russo, I found him confident, not only about his business, but the political race to come. No one would minimize the difficulty of defeating Shank, who knocked off Bruce Poole, who was just coming back into the legislative leadership's good graces after an unwise spat with House Speaker Cas Taylor.
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August 10, 2000
Muldowney changes his party By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer Saying he no longer agrees with the party's principles, long-time Democrat Paul D. Muldowney, 65, has changed his affiliation to Republican. As a Democrat for most of his life he has run for office and held state office as a delegate. However, he has not voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since 1960, when he voted against nominee President John F. Kennedy, he said. "That's a heck of a poor record for a democrat," he said.
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By LAURA ERNDE | December 2, 1998
ANNAPOLIS - After four years of working as a legislative aide at the Maryland Statehouse, Christopher B. Shank arrived for the first time Tuesday in his new role as state delegate. "It was a pretty exhilarating experience," the freshman Republican said during a break from orientation meetings. Shank, who won't officially be sworn in until the General Assembly session starts Jan. 13, said the reality of his election hasn't fully sunk in. Shank beat three-term incumbent Del. D. Bruce Poole last month.
NEWS
November 4, 1998
By LAURA ERNDE / Staff Writer Republican Chris Shank appeared to have upset incumbent Del. D. Bruce Poole, a 12-year veteran of the House of Delegates, according to complete but unofficial returns from Tuesday's general election. Shank got 4,675 votes to Poole's 4,438 in the race to represent southern Washington County voters in District 2B. --cont. from news page -- That's a margin of just 237 votes. So far, the election board has received 392 absentee ballots, which will be counted Thursday morning.
NEWS
By BRENDAN KIRBY | October 29, 1998
Less than two months after losing to Del. John P. Donoghue in the Democratic primary, Paul D. Muldowney will get a chance to square off against him in a rematch. Muldowney filed papers in Annapolis on Wednesday to run as a write-in candidate for the delegate seat in District 2C, which roughly comprises Hagerstown. Muldowney, who represented southern Washington County in the late 1970s and early 1980s, said he thinks it is important to give voters a choice in the district, where Donoghue faces no Republican opposition.
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