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POLITICS 2013-14

Campaign 2014– which is already underway– will bring some important political decisions to Cecil County and Maryland. The state will elect a new Governor and hotly contested races are also expected for Attorney General and Comptroller. Cecil County will elect a new Sheriff and decide three County Council seats. Redistricting brings some new faces, and candidates, for state Delegate and Senate seats. This page will compile links to Cecil Times coverage of Campaign 2014.

Tawes Political Crab-and-Gab Fest Brings Candidates to Shore; Cecil County’s Political Infamy Draws Punditry


Updated Vote Counts Confirm Primary Election Results; Del. Smigiel Blames Rep. Harris for His Loss

Judge Orders Rozanski to Stay Away from Man He Admits he Bit on Nose in Election Day Polling Place Attack

Absentee Ballot Counts Confirm Del. Smigiel Still Lagging, Loser of Dist. 36 Seat in Annapolis

Cecil County Election: Adams Wins GOP Primary for Sheriff; Sutton Strikes Out in Third Bid for Office

State Senate Elections: Hershey Defeats Sossi in Dist. 36 GOP Primary Grudge-match; Norman Carries Dist. 35 Primary

Cecil County Elections: Rollins Wins State’s Attorney Race; Judge Sexton Wins Bipartisan Support for Circuit Court

GOP Central Committee: ‘Liberty’ Faction Gets 2 Seats; ‘United’ Slate Wins Majority Control
Dist. 36 Delegates: GOP Voters Oust Del. Smigiel; Caroline County’s Ghrist Plays 4-County Jumpshot to Topple Cecil County Incumbent

Cecil County Council Election: Broomell, Dunn Ousted; Bowlsbey, Patchell, Schneckenburger Win GOP Primary


Cecil County Election: Council Member Broomell’s Ally, Rozanski, Allegedly Bites Nose of Political Foe in Election Day Fracas

State Delegate Dist. 36 Race: 3 Hoops, 4 Basketballs and the Caroline County Jumpshot


CECIL COUNTY CHATTER: Elections Board Polling Place Snafu; Cecil Business Leaders Boost PAC $

Dan Bongino Backs ‘Liberty’ Candidate for Cecil County Council, Upsetting His Past Supporters; ‘Slates’ Heat up GOP Committee Contest


Deadline Tonight to Register, Change Political Party Affiliation for June Primary; Unaffiliated Voters Will Have No Say in Some Races

Cecil County Sheriff Campaign: Adams Tops New Fundraising Report, Sutton Has Unpaid Bills; Slater Has One Key Donor


Cecil County Budget: Council Adopts Most of County Exec’s New Budget Proposal– while Some Political Candidates Make Hay

Cecil County Campaigns: Patchell, Schneckenburger Raise Quick $ for Council Races; Willick Gives $ to ‘Consultant’; Dunn Replaces Campaign Treasurer Facing State Prosecutor Probe

Cecil County Sheriff Election: ‘Team’ Focus in GOP Primary; Chris Sutton Pushes ‘Top Tier Targets’ in War on Drugs

Cecil County Sheriff Election: ‘Team’ Focus in GOP Primary– Scott Adams Promotes “Partnerships” to Solve Drug Crisis

Cecil County Council GOP Candidates: Anti-government ‘Campaign for Liberty” Faction V. Problem-solvers, Economic Development Backers

Cecil County Politics: Battles Brew in Council, State’s Attorney and Delegate Races as Candidates file for 2014 Elections


Political Paranoia on Shocking Display at Cecil County Council As Diana Broomell Loses Control, Tells Other Council Member to ‘Shut Up’


“Good Mike” Dawson Withdraws from Cecil County Council Race to Unify GOP Opposition to Diana Broomell


Wayne Tome, Port Deposit Mayor and former Cecil County Commissioner, Files for County Council in Dist. 4: Broomell Seat


Upper Shore Senate Race: Sossi, Hershey File in Dist. 36 GOP Primary; Local $ Support for Sossi, PACs Line Up for Hershey– Who Takes Out Issue Insurance Against Smigiel?

Santa Pipkin Fills Smigiel Political Stocking with $6K, but Coal for Hershey, Jacobs, Arentz in 36th Dist.

Dan Schneckenburger Files for Cecil County Council in Dist. 3; Past Foe of ’3 Amigos’ Seeks Seat Held by Amigo Dunn

Campaign 2014 Takes to the Towns in Cecil County Council Race

Cecil (Political) Chatter: Secret PAC $ Probed by State; Moore Returns to GOP Fold as Smigiel Fumes over Bid to Collect $40K in Legal Bills; Incumbents File Early for 2014

Cecil County Politics: Patchell, YMCA Chief, Files For Broomell’s County Council Seat; “MAD Mike” Dawson Withdraws from Senate Contest

Upper Shore Politics: Arentz Gets Gov.’s Nod for Dist. 36 Delegate Seat; Smigiel Keeping Delegate Seat Option Open for 2014?

Cecil County Seeks Sanctions, $40K for Legal Costs, from Del. Smigiel over Political Party Affiliation Case Against County Exec

Steve Arentz, Queen Anne’s County Commissioner, Wins Majority GOP Panel Support for Dist. 36 Delegate Seat; Campaign $ Issues Resolved

Cecil County Exec Moore’s Shift from GOP to “Unafiliated,” Appointment of Bowlsbey to Council Upheld as Judge Dismisses Smigiel Lawsuit

Cecil County Sheriff Janney Proposes Salary Boost for Next Sheriff; Janney Retiring, Candidates Line Up to Run for Post

Vacant Dist. 36 Delegate Seat Up for Grabs, Caroline County Candidate Falls Victim to Map Murk

Cecil County Councilor Joyce Bowlsbey Announces 2014 Run for 2nd District Seat; County Exec Had Appointed Her to Seat

Steve Hershey Appointed to Dist. 36 Senate Seat, Gov. Rejects Smigiel for Vacant Slot; Caroline County Commissioner Draws Support for Delegate Seat

Campaign 2014: Del. Wayne Norman Files for New Dist. 35 Senate Seat; Teresa Reilly, Andrew Cassilly File for New 35B Delegate Slot

Two GOP County Panels File Del. Hershey’s Name for Senate Seat, Ending Local Process; Gov. To Break Tie Between Hershey, Smigiel

BULLETIN: Queen Anne’s County GOP Panel Re-Votes for Del. Smigiel in Dist. 36 Senate Contest; Tie with Del. Hershey in Four-County Race

Upper Shore Senate Race: Hershey Woos Locals, Smigiel in Attack Mode in Contest for Dist. 36 Seat

BULLETIN: Del. Hershey Wins Caroline, Kent County GOP Panels Nod for Dist. 36 Senate Seat; Leads Smigiel

BULLETIN: Audrey Scott Pulls Out of Dist. 36 Senate Contest; Smigiel, Hershey Head to Head

Dist. 36 Senate Seat Selection Process Presses On; Smigiel Allies Blast Scott

BULLETIN: Audrey Scott, ex-GOP State Chair, Wins Key Support in Race to Fill Pipkin Senate Seat

Candidates Vie for Pipkin Senate Seat Appointment; Queen Anne’s County Dominates List with 10 of 14 Contenders

EJ Pipkin to Resign State Senate Seat; Smigiel, Sossi to Contend for Appointment to Fill 36th District Slot

Cecil County Councilor Diana Broomell Says She’ll Run for Re-election to Council in 2014

“MAD Mike” Dawson Files for New Cecil/Harford State Senate Seat; Perpetual Candidate Opens Campaign with Slam on Cecil County Councilor
Evelyn Potter, Cecil County Elections Director, Retires: Beacon of Light, Calm, Fairness in Eye of Political Storm

Michael W. Dawson Files for Cecil County Council Seat in Dist.4– Broomell Seat– for 2014 Election
Joseph Uhler, Veteran State Trooper, Files to Run Against Del. Michael Smigiel in GOP Primary in 2014

Cecil County Del. Michael Smigiel MIA on Key Votes in Annapolis: Gas Tax Boost, Licenses for Illegals, Cyber-bullying of Kids

Cecil County Sheriff 2014: Sutton Files Again; Adams, School Security Supervisor, Files GOP Primary Challenge
Cecil County Sheriff 2014: Campaign Season Begins, Trolling for Candidates; Sutton Fatigue?

Peter Franchot to Run Again for Comptroller in 2014, Bows out of Governor Race; Move Limits Pipkin Options

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