Jim Smith, candidate for Baltimore County Executive is a former
judge on the Baltimore Circuit Court. His campaign concentrates on
Smart Growth and the protection of the environment, improving schools,
renovating neighborhoods and ensuring the safety of county residents.
Jim has been endorsed by Baltimore Co. Fire Fighters Association,
Fraternal Order of Police, Teachers Association, Baltimore Building
and Trades Council, the AFL-CIO, many senators and delegates members
of the Baltimore County Council where he served two terms as chairman.
The Hispanic Democratic club of Baltimore has endorsed Jim and has
began to work on his campaign. See Campaign
John Willis (right) is running for Comptroller of the State
of Maryland, one of the most important positions in the state. Running
against former Mayor and Governor William Donald Schaefer,
Willis has received the endorsement of a good many politicians and
associations, including the governor Parris Glendening. See
Willis website here
Ken Oliver is running for
the newly created 4th councilmanic district in Baltimore County. Friends
and supporters will meet with him on a FISH FRY AND RALLY on SATURDAY
AUGUST 24, 2002 at 9322 LIBERTY ROAD, ACROSS FROM UNIVERSAL FORD from
12:00 UNTIL 4:00 PM. See Campaign 2002
Luis Borunda, presidente de la Cámara
de Comercio Hispana de Baltimore con Bob Ehrlich y Michael Steele
recibiendo un premio. Vea Campaña
Candidatos Hispanos en Maryland - Jorge
Jaime Gutierrez, Victor Ramirez, Ana Sol Gutierrez,
Tom Perez y Hector Rodriguez (todos demócratas)
van a ser agasajados por la Cámara de Comercio Ibero Americana
en el restaurante Cubano's 1201 Fidler Lane en Silver Spring, MD
20910 de 7 a 8 pm el viernes 23 de agosto. Miembros $30, otros $40.
Ayudemos a nuestra gente a escalar puestos políticos de importancia
para todos. Los interesados hagan sus reservas al 410-558-3510.
Los vemos el viernes en Cubano's
(un gran restaurante).
en honor de la Teniente Coronel Zeinab Rabold
El 15 de agosto en el Palacio Latino, líderes de la comunidad
hispana se reunieron para celebrar la promoción a Teniente
Coronel de la Policía de Baltimore de Zeinab Rabold, Puerto
Riqueña, que por más de dos años ejerció
el cargo de Jefa de Distrito del Sudoeste con gran éxito.
On August 13th at the War Memorial Plaza building, Mayor O'Malley
introduced to a Baltimore audience the new Police Majors in charge
of the different city districts. Accompanied by his cabinet, particularly
Israel Patoka, his Director of Neighborhoods and Head of the
Baltimore Believe campaign and Police Commissioner Ed Norris,
the Mayor explained his administration's efforts to combat crime.
de la Comunidad
will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month this year by planting
trees to represent all Spanish-speaking countries from North, Central,
and South America, plus the Caribbean and Europe. It will take place
on Saturday, September 28th, from 10 am to noon in the smaller extension
of Patterson Park. See News
Annual Hispanic Workforce Gala celebrates its graduates
On July 26th. Gitech celebrated the 2002 graduating class -73
of them- in its many disciplines. Gigi Guzman, the school
director and Chaiman of the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
directed the event. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend made an appearance.
See Campaign 2002
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and Jorge Austrich, President of
the Hispanic Democratic Club. Right: Cristina Vena
and Fita Bustamante during the event
Refranero Español: El que mucho abarca, poco aprieta.
Tom Perez running for the Montgomery County Council
Endorsed by the Hispanic Democratic Clubs of Baltimore and Montgomery
Counties, as well as many political figures, individuals and organizations,
Tom Perez, a Dominicam American is the first Hispanic with great
possibilities of getting elected to the largest and wealthiest county
in our State. Dick Colon, Bill Villanueva and Gilberto
De Jesus are doing a fundraiser for Tom on Tuesday, August 6th
2002 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Latin Palace. Suggested contributions
range from $75. Those interested in helping Tom get elected can
call the Palace at 410-522-6700 or email Danny_20852@yahoo.com
for more information. See Tom's
profile here. and see also Campaign
Della is running for the 46th. District.
After many years of Perry Sfikas,
a man who did more for the Hispanic community than anyone else before
Martin O'Malley became Mayor of Baltimore, the 46th district has been
realigned and George Della, a very well known and respected Senator
from the 47th district. is taking the mantle for the district, which
contains more Hispanics than any other district in Baltimore. Along
with Senator Della, Delegate Peter Hammen, Delegate Brian
McHale and Mr. Darren Petty are running for the House of
Delegates. In the picture at right we see the 46th delegation, along
with Richard Anderson, Ward Morrow, Jim Kraft
and Gary Thomas, the last four running for the State Democratic
Central Committee. See
George Della's biography.
Two Baltimore Hispanic Candidates.
On July 30th, at its regular monthly meeting at the Latin Palace in
Spanish Town, the Hispanic Democratic Club of Baltimore endorsed the
two candidates for the State Democratic Central Committee. Beltrán
Navarro, President of Navarro, Kim and Associates and Carmen
Nieves, Executive Director of Centro de la Comunidad received
"enthusiastically" the unanimous vote of the club. Beltrán,
running in the 41st district is being sought by both the Verna
Jones and Clarence Mitchell IV campaigns for their slates.
Carmen, running in the 46th district will be the Hispanic Democratic's
Club candidate to run in the slate with Senator Della whose group
still has one vacancy. The club will request the Senator to include
Carmen, a Hispanic and a woman, in his group.
Hispanic Apostolate has two important fundraising events.
One is Latino Night at Camden Yards. If you love Latin music
and food, you'll love what the Orioles have in store for the Friday,
September 20th game versus Boston. The Orioles have generously discounted
$13 tickets to $10 and will contribute $5 of each ticket sale to
the Hispanic Apostolate. Get friends and family together and let's
enjoy the Salsa (Food and Music). Game time is 7:05 but the party
begins at 5:30.
Our other event is a Golf Tournament on October 15th at
Greystone Golf course. If you don't golf, take advantage of advertising
in our program book or helping to sponsor the event.
If you need more information or want to get tickets, please email
Hector Torres (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and he'll make those arrangements. Let's all attend these important
events and help the Hispanic Apostolate with its great works for
the Hispanic community. See the
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