Friday, March 8, 2013
The Former Democratic Congressional candidate explains her action on the same day she pleads guilty to voting illegally in Maryland in 2006 and 2010.
Updated (5:34 p.m.)—A Cockeysville Democrat who was forced to end her bid to unseat Rep. Andy Harris after it was learned she voted illegally in Maryland explained her actions on the same day she pleaded guilty in Baltimore County Circuit Court. Wendy Rosen, 58, said her votes in 2006 and 2010 were "an act of civil disobedience in recognition of the millions of legitimate voters who have been illegally prevented from voting or having their votes counted, during the past four presidential elections." Rosen explained the reasons behind her votes in a statement emailed Friday after she pleaded guilty to two counts of voting illegally in Maryland. "What I did wasn’t right, it wasn’t smart, but it was one [act] of civil disobedience, not …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The Perry Hall Improvement Association is featuring guest speaker Congressman Andy Harris Thursday night.
7:35 p.m. Rep. Andy Harris said he has represented Perry Hall for the past 10 years, first as a state representative, the last two years as a congressman. Harris spoke about "sequestration" related to the defense cuts that could impact Aberdeen Proving Ground. He said that 10 percent cuts to defense is bad business and that it should be done "surgically." He said that as of Jan. 1, that cut will go through. He said he thinks that layoff notices may go out in November. Harris said he hopes to go back into session and delay those cuts. "We have to do something about the economy and jobs in general ... we are just limping along." "I hope no matter who wins the election, whatever happens, we need to change policies ... we're obviously still …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Rep. Andy Harris is scheduled to appear at 7:30 p.m. at the Perry Hall Library.
Monday, September 10, 2012
With Democrat Wendy Rosen out of the race, it is unknown who will oppose Republican Rep. Andy Harris in November.
UPDATE (3:36 p.m.)—Maryland's Democratic party said Monday that its 1st district Congressional candidate is out of the race following allegations of voter fraud. The area is currently represented by Republican Rep. Andy Harris, who ran in the primary race unopposed. In a statement sent to The Washington Post, Cockeysville resident Wendy Rosen announced her withdrawal from the race. The state party announced Rosen, who narrowly beat Chestertown resident John LaFerla in this April's primary, may have violated election law as far back as 2006. In a letter to Attorney General Doug Gansler and State Prosecutor Emmitt Davitt, state chair Yvette Lewis wrote the party found Rosen had been registered to vote in Florida and Maryland "since at least …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The congressman plans to attend the kick-off of a new conservative club, based in Perry Hall.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Review some of the legislation sponsored by members of the U.S. House of Representatives who serve the Perry Hall area.
Even though we live relatively close to Washington, D.C., I suspect at least some of the work that goes on there remains a mystery to a lot of folks. Perry Hall Patch readers may gain a better understanding of the U.S. House of Representatives by examining some of the legislation that has been introduced by the three elected congressmen who represent portions of Perry Hall: Andy Harris (R, MD-1), Dutch Ruppersberger (D, MD-2) and John Sarbanes (D, MD-3). For each member, I have selected legislation that has been introduced during the current 112th Session of Congress, in which one of our local congressmen is the principal sponsor. I have provided a factual summary for each of the bills listed, without any editorial comment. It should be …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
U.S. Rep. Andy Harris said he would actively campaign for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney if requested.
U.S. Rep. Andy Harris delivered a passionate critique on federal spending during a town hall meeting in Perry Hall on Wednesday afternoon—but when asked about upcoming congressional and presidential elections, he appeared more than a little disinterested. "We're six months out. People don't want to pay attention to that until after Labor Day. Right now, we're taking care of the district. There will be plenty of time for the election in the fall," he said. According to his campaign website, his most recent campaign appearance included marching in the Kent Island Days Parade with the Queen Anne's County Republicans on May 19. But, otherwise, his campaign events have been sparse compared to the spring before his last election. Harris …
The Republican congressman plans to meet constituents in Perry Hall on May 23.
Following the meeting, Patch interviewed Rep. Andy Harris about the upcoming election. Find out more in the article, Congressman Harris Says He's Saving Campaigning for Fall. 1:30 p.m. Rep. Andy Harris encouraged attendees to contact him at his Bel Air office and to make phone calls and write letters. 1:36 p.m. Harrris showed a slide of the national debt and federal spending. He explained the difference between discretionary spending, which mostly includes defense spending, and "auotpilot spending," which includes medicare, social security, medicaid and other spending. The problem is with the "autopilot" spending, he said. Cutting defense is not enough. "I think we need to decide that at some point we need to balance the budget," he said. …
Monday, May 21, 2012
The Republican congressman plans to meet constituents at Honeygo Run Regional Park.
Be sure to tune in for the live blog at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday here. --- Republican Rep. Andy Harris plans to hold a town hall meeting at Honeygo Run Regional Park on Wednesday, Harris' office announced in a press release on Friday. The meeting is planned at 9033 Honeygo Blvd. in Perry Hall, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on May 23. Harris represents Maryland's 1st congressional district, which includes the entire Eastern Shore of Maryland, as well as parts of Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Harford counties. The former state senator was elected to the U.S. Congress in November 2010. Harris is expected to face Democratic congressional candidate Wendy Rosen of Cockeysville during the upcoming November election. Harris, known for regularly holding …
Monday, February 20, 2012
Harford County Republican faces five-way primary.
Nancy Jacobs picked up the endorsement of a former state Senate colleague Monday. Freshman Rep. Andy Harris, a Cockeysville Republican, announced the endorsement in a statement released by Jacobs' congressional campaign. “I trust Nancy Jacobs," Harris said in the statement. "That’s why I have endorsed Nancy Jacobs for Congress. I need Nancy to help me fight the tax and spend liberals in Congress.” The endorsement was not a surprise. Jacobs announced her candidacy last month. Harris introduced Jacobs at the event and told a reporter later that his presence was meant to be seen as an endorsement. Jacobs faces a five-way primary, which includes notable candidates Del. Rick Impallaria and Larry Smith, a Timonium resident and a former …