More candidates announce bids for public offices Arundel residents seeking positions at local and state levels


An article in yesterday's Anne Arundel County edition of The Sun incorrectly identified the political party of Mary P. Marsh, a candidate for the Anne Arundel County Council in District 5. Marsh is a Democrat.

The Sun regrets the error.

Stephan "Steve" Fogleman, former president of the Young Democrats of Maryland, is the latest in a growing list of candidates to announce their bids for office.

Fogleman, 29, a lawyer and Severna Park resident, announced last night to the Brooklyn Park Improvement Association that he is running for the House of Delegates from District 31. He is the fourth first-time Democratic House candidate looking to unseat incumbent Republicans John R. Leopold and Victoria L. Schade.

In another House race, Karen L. Cook, legislative aide to County Councilman William C. Mulford II, announced in November that she would run for a seat from District 33 and said she plans to file her candidacy as a Republican today. Cook, 43, of Riva, has been a teacher, an assistant county attorney and a lawyer in private practice before coming to work at the council in 1994.

In another District 33 race, William "Bill" Scott is attempting to unseat Sen. Robert R. Neall, the Republican former county executive appointed to the seat after the death of John A. Cade in 1996.

Scott, 61, a retired Army colonel, is the former director of training and education for the Department of Defense. He serves on a selection panel for the Maryland National Guard Youth Corp Challenge program and is on the board of the Chesapeake Youth Symphony. Scott is running as a Republican.

In other races, the president of the Greater Severna Park Council and a member of the county's General Development Plan Steering Committee are among the increasing number of candidates looking to fill the 5th District County Council seat once occupied by Diane R. Evans.

Mary P. Marsh, the member of the General Development Plan Committee, announced her bid for the council in May 1997. Marsh, 39, a Republican, withheld her support for the plan until county officials removed the primary growth-area designations from peninsulas.

Lawrence E. Masterson, another Republican who is president of the umbrella organization for about 60 Severna Park community groups, also has joined the race to replace Evans, who left the GOP and registered as a Democrat to run for county executive.

This is the second time Masterson, 59, a retired National Security Agency executive, has run for the council. He ran unsuccessfully in 1974 for the 4th District seat when he lived in Odenton. He said he plans to resign from the Severna Park council and from the presidency of the Woodbridge Forest Homeowner's Association to run for office.

Two Republicans, Cliff Roop and Cathleen M. Vitale, both of Severna Park, and a Democrat, Tara Fame, 28, of Arnold, also have announced that they want to represent the district, which comprises Severna Park and Arnold.

In the 3rd District, A. Shirley Murphy, a longtime Pasadena resident, and John Morgan of Chestnut Hill, both Democrats, are looking to unseat incumbent Thomas W. Redmond Sr.

Murphy, 57, filed her candidacy with the Board of Elections last week. She is public relations director for La Fontaine Bleu Catering and a founding member of the Greater Pasadena Council in 1977. She ran unsuccessfully for the same County Council seat in 1994.

Morgan, 56, works with MobilComm and is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland, University College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in political science. He is a former member of the Greater Pasadena Council.

Annapolis resident William Costello has filed as a Democrat in the race for county executive. He could not be reached for comment.

Pub Date: 5/20/98

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