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James Cotton, a Democrat, was elected to the Frostburg City Council in 2000 and served as Finance Commissioner for the City of Frostburg. He went on to be elected Mayor of Frostburg and served in that capacity from 2002-2006. Two items from his unsuccessful 2006 campaign for re-election are depicted on this page. A campaign brochure from Cotton's successful 2002 campaign for Mayor reads as follows:

Jim Cotton Candidate for Mayor
1. Experience
· 38 years at Frostburg State University
· Department Chair (18 years)
· Dean of Natural and Social Science (8 Years)
· Academic Vice-President (2 Years)
· 25 years as Allegany County Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman
· 5 years as Allegany County Economic Development President
· 10 years as Frostburg Community Hospital President
· 2 years as Frostburg City Council Finance Commissioner
2. Honesty
· I have it and I’ll keep it!
3. Continue Grant Applications to Improve the City of Frostburg
· Spend the necessary time in Annapolis to secure funding assistance
· Work with the MD Municipal League, The Chamber of Commerce, and Frostburg Business and Professional Association to increase Frostburg’s visibility in the County and State
4. Time and Interest
· Being retired I have the time to devote to City Business and I am committed to continue the progress the City has made in the recent years

Ed Hedrick was elected to the Cumberland City Council in 2000, and was re-elected in 2004. He chose not to seek re-election in 2008 for a third four-year term and left office in 2009. At his last city council meeting in December 2008, Hedrick was recognized for the work he did over his eight years in office to remedy the city’s blighted property situation.

Mike Wade, a Republican, was unsuccessful in his 2002 bid for election to the Board of Allegany County Commissioners. He ran again for County Commissioner in 2010 but lost in the September Republican primary. He was also unsuccessful as a write-in candidate in the November 2, 2010 General Election.

John J. Coyle (1921-2017), a Democrat, was elected to the Board of Allegany County Commissioners in 1974, was re-elected to that position in 1978, and served through 1982. James E. Coyle served as his campaign treasurer. This little campaign advertisement opens up to read:
Good Reasons To Vote For Coyle
•       Successful Businessman………E.V. Coyle Furniture
•       Leadership Ability………Chairman, Municipal Parking Authority
•       Ready, Willing, and Capable………Active in Civic and Church Affairs
•       Family Man………Married to former Rosemary A. McKenzie, R.N.
Father of three daughters and four sons
•       Property Owner………717 St. Mary’s Avenue
John J. Coyle as a family man and property owner faces the same problems you face.
John J. Coyle as a businessman recognizes and has experienced the problems of business.
John J. Coyle as chairman of the Municipal Parking Authority has proven his ability in
       directing a successful agency of the City of Cumberland.
John J. Coyle through his many civic and church activities, has demonstrated his
       enthusiasm and willingness to serve.
“We need to make a good community better”


Al Feldstein

Al Feldstein

Official final election results can be found on the Maryland State Board of Elections website.

Collection Location:
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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