For as hotly contested as the November 3 municipal election in Aberdeen is expected to be, the candidates have been slow to trickle into the race.
As of Thursday afternoon, only two people had filed their certificates of candidacy – Aberdeen City Council President Michael G. Hiob filed his certificate for Mayor and longtime City Planning Commission member Sandra J. Landbeck filed her certificate for City Council. Both certificates have been approved by the Aberdeen Election Board.
While no other candidates, including incumbents, have officially been approved to participate in the election, it doesn’t mean they haven’t yet filed their certificates, which require approval by the Aberdeen Election Board.
In fact, although he has not yet been recognized as an approved candidate, incumbent Mayor Mike Bennett is already fundraising for re-election.
The following Bennett fundraising announcement was sent out Wednesday by Art Helton, who recently aborted his own campaign for state senate:
Citizens to Re-elect Aberdeen Mayor Mike Bennett
Where: The Bottomless Cup
2017 Pulaski Hwy, Ste A
Havre de Grace, MD
When: Sunday, September 27, 2009
Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Music, Light Refreshements, Casual Attire.
Donation $30 per person, tickets available at The Bottomless Cup or by mail. Make checks payable to Mike Bennett Campaign Fund, 5 N. Rogers St., Aberdeen, MD 21001
RSVP by September 20th, 443-243-3730
Authority, Elaine W. Bennett, Treasurer
The deadline for filing a Certificate of Candidacy is October 5 at 5 p.m.