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By BRUCE HAMILTON | January 5, 2000
Andrew R. Humphreys stands on his 1996 campaign platform because his goals for the school system remain mostly the same. Humphreys, 44, is running for re-election to the Washington County Board of Education. When he ran three years ago, he described a vision for the system that included a nine-point plan. Balancing resources for all schools, engaging the community, achieving equity and building stronger business partnerships were among the nine goals. The system has progressed in each of those areas, Humphreys said.
by BOB MAGINNIS | November 12, 2006
The Herald-Mail's Editorial Page Advisory Committee proved its worth again prior to the Sept. 12 primary, when members said that candidate William Staley's message was one that shouldn't be ignored. Staley, a School Board candidate and former welding instructor at the county's Technical High School, said that not every student wants to go to college and that the school system should be strengthening, not weakening, trades training programs. School Board members Paul Bailey and Jacqueline Fischer pointed out that between 1994 and 2002, five trades courses were dropped, in large part because of low enrollment.
May 17, 2009
o If you like reading Tim Rowland, you'll love watching him. See what else Tim has to say In Hagerstown election circles, 2009 may be remembered as the year that the primary was more important than the general. Who wins on Tuesday? Who cares? Assuming no write-in surprises, the triumvirate of incumbents who provided us with the greatest cringe factor over the past four years were summarily dispatched by the electorate in March. Public tantrums, unprofessional behavior, the browbeating of staff and people with business before the council, and/or minor brushes with the law will do that to a political career.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 20, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Turnout in the Eastern Panhandle for the special primary election for the U.S. Senate seat held by the late Robert C. Byrd could be high, based on the number of ballots cast Friday on the first day of early voting. The number of ballots cast in Berkeley, Morgan and Jefferson counties easily surpassed the first day early-voting tallies for the primary election this year, voting officials reported. By 4:45 p.m., 160 ballots were cast in Berkeley County, 100 more than on April 21, according to Deputy County Clerk Bonnie Woodfall.
By DAN DEARTH | July 26, 2010
Hagerstown resident Wayne M. Kretzer Jr. said he wants to focus on ways to improve student health if he is elected to the Washington County Board of Education. "I want to get the fitness level back for these kids," said Kretzer, 42, a former track star at Boonsboro High School. "I want to make them healthy again. They don't need to be top athletes. They just need some fitness. " Kretzer said he plans to develop a more detailed agenda as the date of the election draws closer.
November 12, 2012
The thing that fascinates me most about American politics is that just when it seems as if we've seen it all, and the political landscape is in danger of becoming dull and monotonous, someone raises the bar. And indeed, shortly after the election, a handful of corporate executives stepped up to the plate to announce that, due to the Obama win, they would be forced - forced - to lay off workers or cut back hours. How great is that? We've all seen sore losers who want to take their ball and go home.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | | December 22, 2011
Del. John Doyle said Thursday he will not seek re-election, a decision that will end a 20-year run in the West Virginia House of Delegates in December 2012. Doyle, 69, of Shepherdstown, was noncommital about his plans other than to say he had other interests he wanted to pursue "while I still have the energy. " He said whatever he gets involved in it will have something to do with the issues that he favored while in the House - tax reform, land use, education and civil liberties.
July 19, 2005
Election of two pork producer delegate candidates for the 2006 Delegation Body of the National Pork Board are to begin at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 in Annapolis, an official said. Jennifer Debnam, president of the Maryland Pork Producers Association, said the election will be held in conjunction with the MPPA Board of Directors meeting at the state Department of Agriculture. She said any pork producer who lives in Maryland and has paid all assessments due, may be considered as a delegate candidate and participate in the election.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | January 6, 2011
Declaring that he wants to continue changing the "cultural mindset" of criminals, Franklin County (Pa.) District Attorney Matthew Fogal announced Thursday he is seeking election in 2011. Fogal, 38, took office Oct. 23, 2009, following the sudden death of his predecessor and former boss, John "Jack" Nelson, at age 58. On Thursday, Fogal called the time of Nelson's death a "dark, tough time" for the Franklin County District Attorney's Office and law enforcement community. Fogal, a Republican, said victims are "first and foremost" in his mind every day. He described stacks of files from the 3,000 cases handled each year by the office.
January 18, 2011
Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioner David Keller announced Tuesday he intends to seek re-election in 2011. Keller, a Republican, was first elected in November 2007. "I believe we've accomplished a lot over these past three years. I think the bottom line is this — with the help of a very capable management team and our employees, and the cooperation of our fellow elected officials and the courts, we have made very good progress in a number of key aspects of county government," Keller said in a news release.
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