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By HEATHER KEELS | July 23, 2010
Washington County Commissioner candidate Walter C. Frazee, a Smithsburg resident and self-employed maintenance mechanic, said he hopes to bring some common sense to Washington County government. "A lot of citizens I talk to and other people, we all have questions about why things are the way they are," said Frazee, 52. "I get no answers, so I decided to get involved. " One of Frazee's concerns, he said, is a decline in community services. "It seems there is not as much happening for the citizens," he said.
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By STACEY DANZUSO, Chambersburg | February 8, 2001
Another GOP candidate announces for Shuster's seat SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Another Franklin County Republican entered the race for retired U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster's seat Tuesday, as the party prepares to choose its nominee next week. Stephen Luhrs, past president of The Beistle Co. in Shippensburg, Pa., said Tuesday he will seek the nomination to the 9th Congressional District seat Shuster vacated Jan. 31. Luhrs, 49, said in a statement that he is interested in creating jobs and ensuring the economic vitality of Pennsylvania.
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By HEATHER KEELS | July 13, 2010
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Washington County Commissioner candidate John "Jack" Miller, described in a campaign press release as a "longtime Hagerstown resident and community volunteer," said he wants to promote sustainable economic growth in Washington County. "I want to be the voice of the people and bring a common sense approach to running the county government," he said. Miller, 67, is Corporate National Accounts manager for U.S. Silica, an industrial minerals company in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
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By HEATHER KEELS | July 29, 2010
Washington County commissioner candidate Nick G. Vindivich Jr. says he wants to use his business experience to help create and maintain jobs in Washington County. Vindivich, 49, a Republican, is president of Stockwell Maintenance Systems Inc., a Williamsport-based commercial janitorial services company. He has also worked as an international sales manager for Pioneer/Eclipse Corp., ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest-growing privately held companies. He said he would bring an entreprenurial approach to boosting the local economy, finding creative ways to market the county to businesses and forging international relationships with countries like China and Japan.
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February 17, 2001
Shuster gets nomination for dad's House seat From staff and AP reports HUNTINGDON, Pa. - Bill Shuster's bid to follow his father into Congress received a major boost Saturday when he won the Republican nomination on the first ballot. Shuster, 40, a Blair County auto dealer, was nominated in a Juniata College auditorium, winning 69 of the 133 delegates at the 9th District GOP nominating convention. Five rivals split 64 delegates and five others were shut out. Shuster will face Democrat H. Scott Conklin, a Centre County Commissioner, and Green Party nominee Alanna Hartzock in a May 15 special election.
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By DON AINES | November 1, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - More than 120 county, borough, township and school board offices are listed on the ballots in today's election in Franklin County, but voters won't have that many choices to make as many candidates are unopposed and some offices have no candidates. cont. from news page There are four candidates for three seats on the Board of County Commissioners, according to County Election Board records. Incumbent Republicans G. Warren Elliott, Bob Thomas and Democrat Cheryl S. Plummer are running for re-election with Bruce W. Hockersmith, a Democrat, seeking to unseat one of them.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | July 6, 2010
o Candidates for county, state and federal races Washington County will have at least two new county commissioners and two new school board members after the coming election. Commissioner William J. Wivell said Tuesday that he decided three terms is enough. Instead, he has filed to run for Maryland delegate to work on state issues that have a local impact. He will be one of two Republicans challenging incumbent Andrew A. Serafini in a Sept. 14 primary in Subdistrict 2A. There is one Democrat in the race, too. Tuesday was the deadline for candidates to file for office.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | May 16, 2005
gregs@herald-mail.com Voters will cast their picks for the City of Hagerstown's political leaders in Tuesday's general election, which will determine the mayor and five council members for the next four years. This year's election pits Bill Breichner, the Democratic incumbent mayor, against Republican newcomer Dick Trump and write-in candidate Bob Bruchey, the Republican Breichner defeated by 68 votes four years ago, and who lost to Trump in the March primary by 51 votes.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | October 27, 2005
WASHINGTON COUNTY andrews@herald-mail.com Local Republicans on Wednesday praised Lt. Gov. Michael Steele as a conservative of strong values and broad appeal, one day after he confirmed a long-standing rumor: He's running for the U.S. Senate. Steele, a Prince George's County Republican, formally announced Tuesday his intent to win the Senate seat now held by Democrat Paul Sarbanes. Nearing the end of his fifth six-year term, Sarbanes is not running again. Maryland's other senator, Barbara A. Mikulski, also is a Democrat.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | May 17, 2005
gregs@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Voters will cast ballots for the City of Hagerstown's political leaders in today's general election, which will determine the mayor and five council members for the next four years. This year's election pits William M. Breichner, the Democratic incumbent mayor, against Republican newcomer Richard F. Trump and write-in candidate Robert E. Bruchey II, the Republican whom Breichner defeated by 68 votes four years ago, and who lost to Trump in the March primary by 51 votes.
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