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Anne Arundel County

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Statewide Races


Robert Ehrlich* (R), Martin O'Malley (D), Ed Boyd (G), Christopher A. Driscoll (P)


Peter Franchot (D), Anne M. McCarthy (R)

Attorney General

Douglas F. Gansler (D), Scott L. Rolle (R).

U.S. Senate

Benjamin L. Cardin (D), Michael Steele (R), Kevin Zeese (G, L, P)

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U.S. House

District 1

Wayne T. Gilchrest* (R), Jim Corwin (D)

District 2

Dutch Ruppersberger* (D), Jimmy Mathis (R)

District 3

John Sarbanes (D), John David White (R), Charles Curtis McPeek Sr. (L)

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Maryland General Assembly

State Senate

District 21

John Giannetti* (R), Jim Rosapepe (D)

District 30

John C. Astle* (D), Herb McMillan (R)

District 31

Walter J. Shandrowsky (D), Bryan W. Simonaire (R)

District 32

James Ed DeGrange Sr.* (D), Jon Vandenheuvel (R)

District 33

Janet Greenip* (R), Scott Hymes (D)

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State House

District 21

Barbara A. Frush* (D), Ben Barnes (D), Joseline Pena-Melnyk (D), Neil B. Sood (R)

District 30

Michael E. Busch* (D), Virginia P. Clagett* (D), Ron Elfenbein (R), Ron George (R), Barbara Samorajczyk (D), Andy Smarick (R), David Whitney (C)

District 31

Joan Cadden* (D), Don Dwyer Jr.* (R), Thomas J. Fleckenstein (D), Nicholaus R. Kipke (R), Craig A. Reynolds (D), Steve Schuh (R)

District 32

Terry R. Gilleland* (R), Mary Ann Love* (D), Theodore Sophocleus* (D), Pamela Beidle (D), Mark S. Chang (R), Wayne Charles Smith (R)

District 33A

Tony McConkey* (R), James King (R), Paul G. Rudolph (D), Patricia Weathersbee (D)

District 33B

Bob Costa* (R), Mike Shay (D)

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Anne Arundel County Races

City Council

District 1

Daryl Jones (D), John Edward Lindner (R)

District 2

Ed Middlebrooks (R)*

District 3

Ron Dillon Jr. (R)*

District 4

Jamie Benoit (D), Sid Saab (R)

District 5

A.J. "Tito" Baca (D), Cathleen M. Vitale (R)*

District 6

Joshua J. Cohen (D), Rene Swafford (R)

District 7

Eric Lipsetts (D), Edward R. Reilly (R)*, Robb Tufts (G)

County Executive

George F. Johnson, IV (D), John R. Leopold (R)

Judge of the Circuit Court District 5

William Creagh Mulford II

Clerk of the Circuit Court

Robert P. Duckworth (R)

Judge of the Orphans' Court

Walter D. Dow (D), Alex Carter Gudger (D), Brian J. Metzbower (D), Nancy C. Phelps (R)*, Gail J. Schaffer (R)*, Gordon H. Witherspoon (R)*

Register of Wills

Jacqueline Boone Allsup (D), Lauren M. Parker (R)


Ronald S. Bateman (D), John E. Moran IV (R)

State's Attorney

Dave Fischer (R), Frank R. Weathersbee (D)*

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Maryland Courts

Court of Special Appeals, At Large

Should Ellen L. Hollander be retained as Maryland Specials Appeals Court Judge, At Large?

Court of Special Appeals, 5th Appellate Circuit

Should Timothy E. Meredith be retained as Maryland Specials Appeals Court Judge in the 5th Appellate Circuit?

Court of Appeals, 5th Appellate Circuit

Should Clayton Greene Jr. be retained as Maryland Specials Appeals Court Judge in the 5th Appellate Circuit?

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Anne Arundel Ballot Questions

Question A: Charter Amendment (PDF)

To amend the Anne Arundel County Charter to remove provisions relating to procedures for appeals from decisions of the Board of Appeals to the Circuit Court that are inconsistent with the Maryland Rules, by deleting provisions regarding notifications, the time for filing papers, and the content of those papers; and to correct an obsolete provision relating to appeals from decisions of the Circuit Court, by providing that appeals may be made from the Circuit Court to the Court of Special Appeals.

Question B: Charter Amendment (PDF)

To amend the Anne Arundel County Charter to delete obsolete references to budgetary allotments and work programs.

Question C: Charter Amendment (PDF)

Shall Article XII-Public Works be amended?

To amend the Anne Arundel County Charter to delete obsolete provisions relating to the Department of Utilities and the Director of Utilities.

Maryland Ballot Questions

Question One: Disposition of Park Lands

Shall Article XII-Public Works be amended?

This constitutional amendment says the Board of Public Works may not approve the sale, transfer, exchange, grant or other permanent disposition of any state-owned outdoor recreation, open space, conservation, preservation, forest, or park land without the express approval of the General Assembly or of a committee that the General Assembly designates by statute, resolution or rule.

Question Two: Circuit Court in Banc Decisions

Shall Article IV-Judiciary Department be amended?

This constitutional amendment establishes the right of a party who did not request in banc review by the circuit court to appeal an adverse decision by the in banc court to the State's intermediate appellate court, the Court of Special Appeals. The amendment provides that a party in a circuit court trial conducted by less than three circuit court judges is eligible for in banc review. The amendment establishes that three judges of a circuit court constitute a circuit court in banc. The amendment repeals the authority of the circuit courts to regulate the rules governing in banc circuit court appeals, and establishes that the Maryland Rules are to provide the procedure for such appeals. The amendment also eliminates obsolete language pertaining to writs of error from this provision of the Constitution.

Question Three: Civil Jury Trials

Shall the Declaration of Rights, Article 5, be amended?

This constitutional amendment authorizes the enactment of legislation that limits the right to trial by jury in civil proceedings to those proceedings in which the amount in controversy exceeds $10,000.

Question Four: Election Law Revisions

Shall Election Law 2-102, 2-103, 2-202, 2-202.1, 2-206, 2-301, 2-303, 3-501, 10-302, be amended?

Special Note: Provisions of this legislation would have amended prior legislation providing an early voting option to voters in primary and general elections. The early voting provisions of this legislation have been declared unconstitutional by court action; the remaining provisions of House Bill 1368 that are subject to this referendum are summarized below.

Requires power and duties assigned to the State Board of Elections to be exercised in accordance with an affirmative vote by a supermajority of the members of the State Board; requires local boards of elections to establish new precincts to serve certain higher educational institutions; requires local boards to adopt regulations concerning voter registration and to allow public notice and comment concerning proposed changes in precinct boundaries; requires local boards of elections to make public reports concerning deletion of individuals from the voter registry and concerning the number of voter registration applications received; authorizes the State Elections administrator to take specified actions to ensure compliance with State elections laws by local election boards and personnel, requires that certain provisions of this legislation apply only to certain jurisdictions and will remain effective until June 30, 2008; requires all polling places to be equipped with computers containing a record of all registered voters in the county.

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