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POLL: Who Should Fill District 1 Seat?

The County Council will meet again Tuesday afternoon to attempt to break the deadlock between District 1 applicants Mike Wagner and Peter Smith.

After 100 rounds of voting on Thursday, the Anne Arundel County Council was deadlocked at 3-3 between two applicants to fill the empty District 1 seat—Mike Wagner and Peter Smith.

The council will meet Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the hopes of breaking that tie before their 7 p.m. regular meeting.

Smith, a Severn resident, is a Marine Corps Reserve lieutenant working for the NSA. Wagner is a former senator and delegate from Glen Burnie who has had a business presence in the region for decades.

Councilmen Jamie Benoit (D-4th District) and Jerry Walker (R-7th District) raised issues of ethics last week when Wagner, owner of Michael's Eighth Avenue banquet hall and Wagner & Sons food and restaurant supply in Glen Burnie, attempted to make a donation to The Committee to Elect Dick Ladd.

Benoit, Walker and Councilman Chris Trumbauer (D-6th District) voted for Smith. Ladd (R-5th District) and councilmen John Grasso (R-2nd District) and Derek Fink (R-3rd District) voted for Wagner.

If you were on the council, who would you vote for to fill the empty District 1 seat? Vote in the poll!

Broadneck Patch Editor D. Frank Smith contributed to this report.

Phillip February 22, 2012 at 05:32 PM
In all reality, who cares.
Ryan Stavely February 23, 2012 at 01:36 AM
Since the remaining council members can't decide, I say that this poll is the tiebreaker.
Amy Leahy February 23, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Oh Phillip what a defeatist attitude! Why bother having elections? What's it all about Alfie? Sometimes you should just go for it because its the right thing to do. And in this case the right thing to do would be for the council to vote on Smith for that seat because he's the one who will do the job. Wagner is a puppet for the county executive and grasso & fink.
Amy Leahy February 23, 2012 at 04:16 PM
<buzzer sound> Wrong answer Ryan. Have you noticed anyone can vote as many times as they'd like?
Ryan Stavely February 23, 2012 at 04:41 PM
You took my comment far too seriously. How about we flip a coin instead?

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