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Marshall Thomas Wilt was elected to the Cumberland City Council in 1982 with 2,901 votes, and re-elected in 1984 serving through 1986. As can be seen in his Cumberland News campaign advertisement from May 1982, his slogan was “Wilt Will Do It.” In 1984, along with being “honest, experienced and hardworking”, Wilt promised to “always strive for better government”, and felt we could all “prosper by working together.” Wilt, a Republican, was also elected to the Board of Allegany Commissioners and served from 1986-1990. The following appeared on the back of Wilt’s City Council re-election campaign card:
Marshall Thomas Wilt - Successful in Helping to:
* Reduce inventory taxes –goal of complete elimination
* Fund low interest loans for existing and new businesses to create new jobs and increase tax base
*Create Urban Homesteading Program to increase number of homeowners and decrease blighted areas and increase tax base.
*Generate tax differential to STOP double taxation of city property owners
*Provide economic and civic improvements for ALL of Cumberland
*Keep Cumberland competitive – shop in Cumberland

Betty Workman, Democrat, is one of only three women since 1931 who have been elected to the Maryland House of Delegates from Allegany County. Workman was elected to and served in the Maryland House of Delegates, District 1B, from 1987-1999. As seen on this billboard just east of Frostburg on Eckhart Hill in August 1990, Workman’s campaign slogan was “Getting the Job Done Right.”

William W. Grant, a Republican, was an unsuccessful candidate for the office of State Senator, Legislative District 1C, which represented all of Garrett and a portion of Allegany County at the time of his campaign. This was at some point between the years 1967 and 1974.

John (Jack) F. Chisholm, Jr. was a business professor at Allegany College of Maryland who made an unsuccessful bid for election to the Allegany County Board of Education. Chisholm pledged “Honesty and Equality.”


Al Feldstein

Al Feldstein

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LaVale, Maryland

Campaign paraphernalia, Allegany County (Md.), History

Allegany County (Md.), 1970-2010

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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