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Cecil Charter Board Reverses Course, Votes for At-Large Council

June 21, 2010

   The Cecil County Charter Board reversed course Monday night, voting to propose a charter form of government in which County Council members would be elected at-large by all voters in the county. The Board had previously proposed election of council members only by residents of their own district.     The Charter Board voted 6-2 to...
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Posted in cecil county, Cecil Government, county commissioner, Elections, Michael Smigiel, Peter Franchot, politics, Rebecca Demmler, Richard Sossi, Robert Hodge | 3 Comments »

Del. Richard Sossi Files for Re-Election–But Hedges Bets Against Pipkin Moves

June 9, 2010

   Del. Richard Sossi, a Queen Anne’s County Republican, has filed for re-election to his 36th District House of Delegates seat– but that doesn’t mean he has a magic divining rod to determine the intentions of State Sen. E.J. Pipkin, who may run for re-election but then again might run for Comptroller and vacate his...
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Posted in cecil county, E.J. Pipkin, Elections, Michael Smigiel, Peter Franchot, politics, Richard Sossi | No Comments »

State's Attorney Contest Gets Heated: UPDATE

June 8, 2010

   The campaign for Cecil County State’s Attorney could be one of the more interesting, and heated, races to watch this year as incumbent Christopher Eastridge and potential challenger Michael Halter– Eastridge’s former deputy– square off, as they did in separate interviews with The Cecil Times on Monday.     Halter criticized his former boss...
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Posted in cecil county, Cecil Government, Christopher Eastridge, Elections, Ellis Rollins III, Michael Halter, politics, State's Attorney | No Comments »

Michael Halter Files to Run Against Chris Eastridge for State's Attorney

June 6, 2010

   Michael J. Halter, a veteran Deputy State’s Attorney for Cecil County, has filed as a Republican candidate for State’s Attorney to run against incumbent Democrat Christopher Eastridge, who appointed Halter as his deputy. Halter was once quoted as saying he would never run against Eastridge.   Eastridge suffered an embarrasing slap in the...
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Posted in Cecil Government, Cecil Whig, Christopher Eastridge, Elections, Ellis Rollins III, Michael Halter, politics, State's Attorney | No Comments »

"Skip" DeWitt Files as Democrat for Cecil County Sheriff

May 24, 2010

   The already hotly contested race for Cecil County Sheriff in the 2010 election has ramped up a notch with the candidacy filing of Robert ( Skip ) DeWitt, a current Deputy and the son of a very popular former Sheriff, to challenge fellow Democrat Chris Sutton in the primary election this year. Skip...
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