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Gene Raynor, former city and state elections chief, dies

Gene Raynor, former city and state elections chief, dies

Gene Michael Raynor, a retired top city and state election administrator recalled as an old-fashioned political strategist, died of heart disease Saturday at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 80.

"It's hard to imagine an election in Baltimore without Gene Raynor," said Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski. "From the time he was a young man working as a clerk to being chief of Maryland's election board, Gene was a fixture and a font of information on all things Maryland elections.

"His annual New Year's Day party was must-attend for any Baltimore politician, would-be politician or...

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