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May 14, 2001
9th district post could spur Tuesday's vote By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Candidates for the 9th Congressional District could draw a larger voter turnout than usual in Tuesday's primary and special elections. That is because independent and minority party candidates traditionally barred from voting in primary elections can vote in the special election to replace retired Republican U.S. Rep Bud Shuster. Of Franklin County's 72,622 registered voters, the more than 8,000 registered with minority parties or as independents may cast a ballot in the race, said Jean Byers, deputy chief clerk for the county.
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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 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 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 HEATHER KEELS | September 14, 2010
Experienced candidates seemed to come out on top in the Washington County Commissioners primary Tuesday, with both incumbent candidates, a former Williamsport councilman, a former school system administrator and a school board member among the apparent top GOP vote-getters. The four Republicans with the most votes were John F. Barr, Terry Baker, Jeff Cline and Bill McKinley, according to complete but unofficial results. Ruth Anne Callaham appeared to take the fifth spot with 4,899 votes, but Robin Lynne Wivell was not far behind with 4,632.
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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 HEATHER KEELS | August 4, 2010
From fighting for a better school environment to protecting children from adult magazines, Washington County Commissioners candidate Robin Lynne Wivell said she takes action for what she believes is right. "When my children entered the school system here in Boonsboro, I just started becoming homeroom mom, getting totally involved in the school, and then, all of a sudden, almost running the school at one point," Wivell said. "... I take charge, and if I see a deficit, I try to fix it. " Wivell, 45, is married to current County Commissioner William J. Wivell, who is running for state delegate.
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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | September 15, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Tim Battan said he likes John McCain because "he'll get us through Iraq and Afghanistan. " Julie Simms said she was on the fence until she saw Sarah Palin speak, and now she'll support Obama. Michael Kelly said he didn't vote in the 2004 general election but that "things are too bad now not to vote. " He isn't sure who he'll support this year, but he registered to vote last month. People who want to cast a vote for president this year but haven't yet registered are running out of time to do so. The deadline to register for the Nov. 4 general election is Oct. 14 at 9 p.m., according to the Washington County Elections Board.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | August 14, 2006
Politics is guaranteed to come up at two meals this month, when Washington County's two major parties hold their annual picnics. The Republicans will go first. Their picnic will be Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Smithsburg Community Park on Bikle Road. The gate will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. The special guest will be Kristen Cox, Maryland's secretary of disabilities, who is running for lieutenant governor with Gov. Robert Ehrlich. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $15 for ages 7 to 16 and free for those younger than 7. To make reservations, call Wanda McGurl, secretary of the Washington County Republican Club, at 301-790-1539 by Friday.
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By DON AINES | August 6, 1998
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - "Long shots win," Peg Luksik said Thursday over a cup of coffee at Howard Johnson's in Chambersburg. "The last long shot was in 1992 and his name was Bill Clinton," the Constitutional Party gubernatorial candidate said as a television behind the counter detailed the latest developments in the Monica Lewinsky affair. Luksik said former president George Bush had "a 70-some percent approval rating in 1992 and nobody wanted to run against him. " The Johnstown, Pa., woman is in a somewhat similar position as she seeks to unseat popular Republican Governor Tom Ridge.
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