Tag: Mike Gisriel

SEIU union played attack role in June primary

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is a rapidly expanding and politically prominent labor union who endorsed more than 80 for state office. Most were incumbent Democrats, and most won. Its sometimes brutal mailers and the union’s presence have permeated recent Maryland election cycles. While the candidates who enjoy an SEIU endorsement consider it a boon for their campaigns, other contenders consider themselves targets, and have derided the SEIU’s tactics as purely nasty.

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More candidates in District 12: Gisriel, McGuirk-Spence file

The three open delegate seats in legislative District 12 that runs from Arbutus to West Columbia continue to attract more candidates than any district in the state. Former Del. Mike Gisriel, an Annapolis lobbyist, filed Wednesday and Renee McGuirk-Spence, longtime government affairs director for the Maryland State Department of Education, filed her papers Tuesday.

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Massive turnover in legislature expected, with Howard County a prime example

Massive turnover in the legislature is expected in the 2014 election, with at least a third of the 188 Maryland General Assembly seats changing. Nowhere is the upheaval more dramatic than in Howard County, where two-thirds of its seats are up for grabs: two of three Senate seats and six of nine delegate seats.
These changes have already led to the announcement or filing of more candidates for Howard County legislative districts by non-incumbents than any other area in the state.

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