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Donald Wade (1925-199), a Republican, was elected Sheriff of Allegany County in 1977 and served as Sheriff of Allegany County from 1978 through 1990, at which time he chose not to run for re-election. As noted on his campaign card, “Your Support” was greatly appreciated.
Gary Simpson, a Republican, succeeded Donald Wade and served as Sheriff of Allegany County from 1990-1994.
W. Timothy Finan, a Democrat, was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1982, and served in that capacity representing Allegany County, District 1-B, from 1983-1987. In 1987 Finan was appointed Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland for Allegany County and in 2002 he became Associate Judge for the Allegany County Circuit Court. Finan’s campaign literature from 1982 reads as follows:
“From my experience, I believe I know the needs of our area and that I understand state government and can translate that understanding into effective representation….a new voice for Allegany County in Annapolis…Elect Tim Finan.” Finan’s campaign Treasurer was his brother, Thomas B. Finan, Jr.
Thomas B. Cumiskey Jr. , (1916-2002) a Democrat, retired as Assistant Postmaster of Cumberland in 1972. He was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates representing District 1-B of Allegany County in 1974, began his term of service in 1975 as a Delegate, and was re-elected to that office in 1978. He chose to not seek re-election in 1982.
J. Wallace Close, a Republican, was a candidate for the Allegany County Republican State Central Committee in 1962. As shown on this page he also ran and represented Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District as a Delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1972.
The following is some additional Sheriff related information. It has been supplied by independent and unpublished research undertaken by Allegany County Sheriff Craig Allen Robertson. I have included only that material pertaining to the individuals depicted on this website:
Paul C. Haberlein, a Republican, was sworn in as a Deputy under Sheriff Edward R. Muir in 1954 and 1958. In 1959 Haberlein was recommended and subsequently appointed to serve as Sheriff upon the 1958 resignation of Muir due to ill health. Edward R. Muir, a Republican, had been elected Sheriff in 1946, 1950, 1953, and 1958. Haberlein served as Sheriff of Allegany County from 1959 through 1970.
William E. "Scotty" Orr, a Republican, served as a Deputy under Sheriff Edward R. Muir in 1946 and 1950. He again served as a Deputy under Sheriff Paul C. Haberlein in 1959 and 1962. Orr would be elected Sheriff of Allegany County in 1970, serving through 1974 when he was defeated by Donald R.Wade. Orr would again run for Sheriff, unsuccessfully, in 1978.
George B. Staup, a Republican, served as a Deputy under Sheriff Muir in 1954 and 1958. He also served as a Deputy under Sheriff Haberlein in 1962. Staup ran in the Republican primary for Sheriff in 1970, but lost, to "Scotty" Orr.
Lawrence R. Maiers and Lewis Edward Tyree, both Republicans, sought the office of Allegany County Sheriff in 1974. Tyree had previously served as a Deputy in 1962 under Sheriff Paul Haberlein. The 1974 campaign ended with the General Election of Francis "Jake" Michaels, a Democrat, as Sheriff.
Donald R. Wade, a Republican, defeated William "Scotty" Orr in the 1978 Republican Primary, and went onto defeat Francis "Jake" Michaels in the 1978 General Election. Wade would again defeat Michaels in 1986. Wade served as Sheriff of Allegany County from 1978 through 1990 when he declined to run for re-election.
Gary W. Simpson, a Republican, served as a Deputy under Donald Wade in 1986. He was elected Sheriff in 1990 but was defeated in the 1994 General Election by David Goad, a Democrat.
David Goad, a Democrat, served as a Deputy under "Jake" Michaels in 1978, Sheriff Donald Wade, a Republican, in 1982, and Sheriff Gary Simpson, a Republican, in 1990. Goad went onto to serve as Sheriff from 1994 through 2010.
Frederick N. Fadley, Jr., a Republican, served as a Deputy in 1978 under Sheriff Francis "Jake" Michaels, and again under Sheriff Donald Wade in 1982. In 1990 and again in 1994 he ran for Sheriff in the Republican Primary but lost to Gary Simpson. Fadley again ran for Sheriff in the 2010 Republican Primary, but lost to Craig Robertson.
Craig A. Robertson, a Republican, served as a Deputy under both Sheriffs Donald Wade and Gary Simpson in 1990, and Sheriff Goad in 1994, 2002, and 2006. He was elected Sheriff in 2010, and re-elected to that office in 2014.
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Allegany County (Md.), 1970-2010