Glen Burnie Election Guide
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Glen Burnie, Brooklyn Park, Linthicum and Anne Arundel County.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Glen Burnie Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need to be informed. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Be sure to bookmark this page for updates.
Rep. C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger: Ruppersberger is seeking his sixth term and is up against state Sen. Nancy Jacobs. He is the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee; a big showing by Democrats in November could vault him to committee chairman.
Rep. John Sarbanes: The Democrat is seeking a fourth term in Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District. If re-elected, the Towson resident will represent parts of Baltimore, Howard, Anne Arundel and Montgomery counties as well as parts of Baltimore City in the newly reconfigured district. Sarbanes made headlines in May when he announced that the majority of his campaign funds would come from small donors.
Mitt Romney: The former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential nominee won the Maryland primary in April. His wife, Ann Romney, attended a political fundraiser in Linthicum on June 11.
President Barack Obama: Maryland is a reliably Democratic state for presidential candidates. Obama held a fundraiser in Owings Mills on June 12 as well as campaigned in Baltimore with Gov. Martin O'Malley. In an interview with ABC News on May 9, Obama announced that he supports same-sex marriage.
Same-Sex Marriage: On March 1, Gov. Martin O’Malley signed into law a bill allowing same-sex couples to wed in Maryland. Despite celebrations from supporters, opponents in May of same-sex marriage turned in about twice the number of signatures they needed to send the law to referendum in November. Until then, supporters of same-sex marriage, such as Equality Maryland are mobilizing support, canvassing and holding public events. Groups that oppose same-sex marriage, including the Maryland Catholic Conference, are still soliciting support and fundraising.
Dream Act: The Dream Act would allow undocumented immigrant students to pay in-state tuition at institutions in the University System of Maryland if their parents filed to pay state taxes, if they attended a Maryland high school for at least three years and if they graduated. Passed by the General Assembly in 2011, opponents launched a petition effort that blocked the legislation from taking effect and landed it on the 2012 ballot as a voter referendum.