Michael Smigiel

Cecil County’s Names-the-Same GOP Politics, Round 2: GOP Club Vs. Sammons’ Soiree

March 14, 2018

NEWS ANALYSIS We’ve seen it before in Cecil County politics: a disgruntled lone wolf creates a rump group with a name similar to a well-established organization to confuse the public and launch political attacks on the original group. So, a dissident online presence created in 2016 by conservative activist Vincent Sammons that had existed...
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Posted in Business, campaign finance, Cecil Chatter, cecil county, cecil county government, Cecil Times, Cecil Whig, Elections, Elkton, Michael Smigiel, politics, Republican Central Committee, Republicans, Rising Sun, Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

Smigiels File Double-Play, Names-the-Same Political Contests: Dad for Judge, Son for Dad’s Old Delegate Seat

February 27, 2018

NEWS ANALYSIS Never let it be said that perennial candidate and three-time loser Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., doesn’t have any more political tricks up his sleeves, even if they aren’t the sleeves on a Cecil County judicial robe that he desperately wants to wear. Now he’s trying for a two-fer: a judicial seat for...
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Posted in Alan McCarthy, campaign finance, Cecil Times, E.J. Pipkin, Elections, Elkton, governor, Martin O'Malley, Michael Smigiel, politics, Republicans, Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Last of Smipkins Seek Elkton Rule; Zeauskas, Gorman Morph into “Zormans,” to Attack Piner, Givens

May 22, 2016

COMMENTARY Cecil County has been there, done that, with several years of political turmoil instigated by the old Smipkin political machine and its cloned “Three Amigos” rule of the old county Board of Commissioners. Now, with that machine broken down and tossed into the political landfill, two cogs in the machine are looking to...
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Posted in andy harris, Business, campaign finance, cecil county, Cecil Times, county commissioner, education, Elections, Elkton, governor, Michael Smigiel, politics, Republican Central Committee, Republicans, Robert Hodge, Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Schneckenburger to Run for Cecil County Exec in Face-Off with McCarthy; Biz Community Divide

December 7, 2015

NEWS ANALYSIS Cecil County Councilor Dan Schneckenburger (R-3) has announced he will run for County Executive in the 2016 Republican primary, setting up a face-off with Council Vice President Dr. Alan McCarthy (R-1) that could divide the local business community and split the mainstream GOP vote. So far, one politically unknown ultra-conservative “liberty” candidate...
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Posted in andy harris, Barry Janney, Blogs, Business, campaign finance, cecil county, cecil county government, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, county commissioner, E.J. Pipkin, Elections, Michael Smigiel, politics, real estate, Republicans, Robert Hodge, Tea Party, Uncategorized | No Comments »

CECIL CHATTER: No $ for Candidates or Properties; Stolen Political $ Yields Taylor Wrist Slap

November 27, 2015

CLARK TURNER, DEVELOPER AND POLITICAL DONOR, FILES BANKRUPTCY Clark Turner, a major area developer and significant financier of Cecil County political candidates, has filed for personal and business bankruptcy. As a result, continuation of some significant developments in the county and future sources of campaign funds to county candidates in the upcoming 2016 elections...
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