Wife of administrator files for school boardWestminster...


Wife of administrator files for school board

Westminster resident Evelyn E. Butler, 47, filed yesterday to run for one of two open seats on the Carroll County Board of Education.

She is one of 11 candidates in the nonpartisan race. The primary election is Sept. 13.

Mrs. Butler is married to Allan Butler, an administrator in the public schools' alternative education program. If elected, she said, she would not vote to raise administrators' salaries.

"I think there's too big of a gap between administrators' and teachers' salaries," she said.

Mrs. Butler also said she would work to reduce class size and improve the way the school system identifies students with learning problems. She said she opposes outcome-based education.

Uniontown woman seeks Senate seat

Uniontown resident Rachelle Hurwitz, a Democrat, filed yesterday to run for the District 5 Senate seat held by Larry E. Haines, a Westminster Republican.

Ms. Hurwitz will face Democrat Cynthia H. Cummings of Silver Run, president of the Carroll County Education Association, in the primary.

Ms. Hurwitz was a member of the county's Waste-to-Energy Committee and headed an effort to form a Carroll County Women's Commission this year.

Mr. Haines, a real estate agent, is completing his first term in office.

Sixth hopeful files for Orphans Court seats

John L. Barnes, 67, met the 9 p.m. filing deadline by minutes yesterday and entered the race for judgeships on the Carroll County Orphans Court. His candidacy brings the number vying for the three seats to six.

The Millers resident, a Democrat, will oppose Republican incumbents Walter T. Haines, Harrison Utz and Albert W. Selby as well as Republican Dorothy V. Utz and Democrat Naomi Benzil.

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