Revisiting the heyday of department stores and five-and-dimes

James W. Hubbard

Incumbents lead the pack in campaign funds

In the 2014 political campaign, Laurel's representatives running for re-election hold an advantage that is often held by incumbents.

District 1 County Council member Mary Lehman is eligible to run for another term, and all the members of the District 21 State House delegation, which represents the bulk of Laurel, have filed for re-election.

In District 13, which represents North Laurel, two incumbent delegates are up for re-election, while current Del. Guy Guzzone is making a bid to replace retiring state Sen. Jim Robey. Guzzone's departure opens up one House seat in the District, and four newcomers have filed for the spot.

Only one candidate so far has filed in District...