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Judge, attorney file for Circuit Court in Howard County

by FROM STAFF REPORTS The Baltimore Sun

November 29, 1995 Page(s): 6B
Edition: FINAL
Section: METRO
Length: 175 words
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Record Number: BSUN423713


A District Court judge and a prominent Howard County attorney filed to be elected to the county Circuit Court yesterday, saying they have more experience than
two judges appointed recently as part of Gov. Parris N. Glendening's move for more gender and racial diversity on the bench.

District Judge Lenore R. Gelfman and attorney Jonathan Scott Smith filed their candidacies yesterday afternoon in Annapolis and will run as a team in the March 5
primary. They are the first in the state to challenge any of the Circuit Court judges appointed since the governor in September named a commission to seek more
diversity on the bench.

They will oppose Diane O. Leasure, who became the county's first female Circuit Court judge Nov. 13, and Donna Hill Staton, who was sworn in Nov. 20 as the
county's first black Circuit judge.

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