Havre de Grace voters will have their choice of eight candidates when they head to the ballot box during the city’s May 3 municipal election – two vying for the mayor’s office and six others competing for three seats on the city council.
Mayor Wayne H. Dougherty, who was unopposed in his re-election two years ago, faces staunch opposition this year from City Councilman Mitch Shank – who has already launched his aggressive “Taxpayers First” campaign.
One of Dougherty’s mayoral opponents four year ago, John P. Correri, Jr., is looking to retain the seat he was handed last year after councilwoman Brenda Guldenzopf lost her battle with cancer. In last year’s election, Correri lost his bid for a city council seat by just 5 votes.
Councilman Randy Craig, son of County Executive David Craig, is also looking to return to the city council for another term.
Newcomers James Lauer, Diane Lawder, Lori J. Hahn Maslin, and Barbara Wagner are hoping to either bounce the incumbents from office or occupy the city council seat that is being vacated by Shank in his bid for mayor.
In 2010, 8,094 city residents were registered to voter in Havre de Grace, but only 1,165 (14.39 percent) voted, according to the Harford County Board of Elections
CITY OF HAVRE DE GRACE PUBLIC NOTICE
Voter Registration Requirements
1. U.S. Citizen
2. 18 years of age
3. 21 days City resident (proof required)
1. Available at Havre de Grace City Hall
2. Havre de Grace Library
3. Harford County Board of Elections – 133 Industry Lane, Forest Hill, MD 21050 Telephone #410-638-3565
4. Downloaded from the Internet. Website address www.elections.state.md.us
The forms must be received by April 12, 2011, 9:00 p.m., at the Office of the Harford County Board of Elections, 133 Industry Lane, Forest Hill, MD 21050.