THE CIVIC PROCESS::
Hampden Hosts "Candidates' Night Out"
“It's easy to vote based upon a specific political affiliation, a commercial you have seen on TV, or which one 'seems nicer.' Your vote is far too valuable for that!" says Genny Dill, president of the Hampden Community Council.
The Hampden Community Council will hold a “Candidates' Night Out” on Monday, August 21, 2006 starting at 6:30pm at the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church (at the corner of 33rd St. and Chestnut Ave.). Candidates will have an opportunity to introduce themselves to the community, discuss their platforms, and meet their future constituents. There will also be a question and answer period, with questions coming from the community. Candidates will begin arriving at 6pm.
This event is an opportunity for community residents to gain an understanding of the positions and priorities of the candidates running for the offices of U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, Maryland State Senate, and Maryland House of Delegates. Residents may also voice their concerns and the priorities they have for their community.
The names of candidates who have confirmed attendance include: for U.S. Senate, Kweisi Mfume, Robert Kaufman, Lih Young, Mike Schaefer, George English, Daniel Muffoletto, Dennis Rasmussen, Kevin Zeese, Allan Lichtman, Earl Gordon, Richard Shawver, Thomas McCaskill; for U.S. Congress, District 7: Elijah Cummings; for District 3, Charles McPeek, Oz Bengur, John Sarbanes, Andy Barth, Kevin O'Keefe, Paula Hollinger, Bruce Altschuler, Eugenia Ordynsky, Mishonda Baldwin, Paul Spause, Peter Beilenson, Gary Applebaum; for Governor: Ed Boyd; for State Senate, Salima Marriott, Belinda Conaway, Tara Andrews, Catherine Pugh; and for House of Delegates, Nolan Rollins, Shawn Tarrant, Mark Hughes, Marshall Goodwin, Barbara Robinson, Sarah Matthews, Kinji Scott, Antonio Hayes. Biographies of these candidates can be found at http://www.HampdenHappenings.org.
The Hampden Community Council, sponsor of this event, Its president, Genny Dill, said, in a prepared statement to the press, “It's easy to vote based upon a specific political affiliation, a commercial you have seen on TV, or which one 'seems nicer.' Your vote is far too valuable for that! Get registered, get informed, ask questions."
Copyright © 2006 The Baltimore Chronicle.
All rights reserved.
Republication or redistribution of Baltimore Chronicle content is expressly prohibited without their prior written consent.
This story was published on August 14, 2006.