Thursday, December 8, 2011

CD1: Another Democrat Files Against GOP Rep. Andy Harris // Former Rep. Frank Kratovil One Step Closer to Judge

Delmarva Now reports that another Democrat has filed to run against Maryland's Tea Party Congressman Andy Harris. Notably, the new candidate, John LaFerla, highlights that Rep. Harris is more B'more than Shore:
John LaFerla of Chestertown and Wendy Rosen of Cockeysville have registered with the state Board of Elections for the Democratic primary, scheduled for April 3. However, only one of them will be able to face off with Rep. Andy Harris next November.

LaFerla, an OB/GYN at Corsica Women's Health with a master's degree in public health, said he wants to represent the Eastern Shore by promoting the health of the Chesapeake Bay and environmental stewardship, as well as job creation....

"I think the Eastern Shore was previously well represented when we had Wayne Gilchrest or Frank Kratovil because they lived on the Shore," said LaFerla. "Now we have a representative who lives just outside of Baltimore; it doesn't seem quite right."

LaFerla has served in public office before as treasurer and president of the Kent County Democratic Central Committee.
Speaking of Frank Kratovil, a Maryland Juice reader points out that two days ago, his name was formally sent along to Governor O'Malley in consideration for a judgeship. The vacancy was caused by the retirement of Judge John T. Clark, III of the District Court for Queen Anne's County.

Our source directed readers to the Maryland Courts website, which indicates on 12/6, Mr. Kratovil's name was transmitted to the Governor, along with three others:
  • David Weston Gregory
  • Frank Michael Kratovil, Jr. 
  • Patrick Joseph Palmer 
  • Lance Geoffrey Richardson

A previous applicant, Sandra Lynn Reno, withdrew her nomination. Our source says there is no deadline, but the Governor typically decides within a few months. Good luck to Mr. Kratovil!

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