Annapolis mayoral candidates address residents' concerns

In a questionnaire for the candidates, The Capital asked the mayoral hopefuls to give their takes on the key issues facing the city. Here are their answers. (Capital)

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Del. Myers to endorse county commissioner candidates who back move to charter home-rule

Del. LeRoy E. Myers Jr.’s push for charter home-rule government stalled last month when the Washington County Board of Commissioners took no action on his request to appoint a board to draft a charter that would then be voted on by county residents next year. Myers said he intends to keep the issue alive by endorsing candidates for county commissioner seats in the 2014 elections who would back a move to charter home rule. (Herald-Mail)

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Mawhinney files for District 1 commissioner seat

Tina Mawhinney, of Westminster, has filed to run for Carroll County commissioner in District 1, according to the Carroll County Board of Elections. Mawhinney, a Republican, is the second person to file to run in District 1, which is made up of northern Carroll. The district is currently represented by Republican Commissioner Robin Bartlett Frazier, who has yet to file for re-election. (Carroll Co. Times)

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August 8 // Brown to win first labor endorsement in 2014 race for Maryland governor

Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D) is slated to pick up the first endorsement from a labor union in Maryland’s 2014 gubernatorial race. The Laborers’ International Union of North America Mid-Atlantic Region plans to offer Brown a tour of its Baltimore training center on Thursday and then offer its endorsement. The organization’s members are engaged in building construction, environmental remediation, highway construction and other service work. (Wash. Post)

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August 23 // Transportation money looks to go evenly to road and transit priorities

By the time Maryland finishes handing out $4.4 billion in new transportation funding, the money should spread evenly among road and transit priorities, according to the state. (Gazette)

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George thought about resigning from House of Delegates

Del. Ronald A. George, an Anne Arundel County Republican seeking the party’s nomination for governor, thought about resigning from the House of Delegates so he could spend the 90-day General Assembly session raising money for his campaign. (Daily Record)

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Franchot won’t endorse in primary

Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot says he won’t endorse a candidate in the state’s 2014 Democratic primary for governor. Franchot (D) said he has worked with and likes Democratic candidates Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Del. Heather Mizeur (D-Dist. 20) and Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, and doesn’t plan to pick a favorite in the June 2014 primary. “I’m going to be like Switzerland,” he said. (Gazette)

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O'Malley upbeat on state of Maryland, reveals few plans for rest of term

In an annual speech sometimes used to outline future goals, Gov Martin O'Malley on Saturday revealed few plans for his remaining year and a half in office. Instead, he offered a positive assessment of the state of Maryland. O'Malley, a Democrat who is considering a run for president, spoke at the annual summer conference of the Maryland Association of Counties, telling local leaders that together they had made tough choices and weathered the recession well. (Balt. Sun)

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