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2009

Annapolis and Frederick elected new mayors and city councils in November. The Sierra Club endorsed candidates in both places, and two-thirds of our endorsees won.

Annapolis and Frederick elected new mayors and city councils in November.  The Sierra Club endorsed candidates in both places, and two-thirds of our endorsees won. 

 

Annapolis City election

The Anne Arundel Group endorsed Josh Cohen (D) for mayor; Greg Stiverson (R) Council—Ward 6; and Ian Pfieffer (D) Council—Ward 7.   Cohen and Pfeiffer won. 

 

Frederick City election

The Catoctin Group endorsed  Jason Judd (D) for mayor, and Karen Lewis Young (D) and Michael C. O’Connor (D) for alderpersons.  Lewis Young and O’Connor won. 

But the Sierra Club might have done better.  Before both elections, the group political committees issued questionnaires to the candidates, interviewed them, and then selected candidates to endorse.  Had more Sierrans helped with this process, the groups might have turned out more voters to elect all of the endorsed candidates. 

2010 will be an important political year, since most state and local elected offices, from the governor down to members of county councils, will be up for election.  Whom we elect will determine how well our environment will be protected.  Please help us win big for the environment.  To get involved, contact Betsy Johnson at  301-656-4948, or email  betsy_johnson@comcast.net.                

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