IMG_2461 The Baltimore County Farm Bureau hosted a candidates forum on April 25, allowing residents to hear the viewpoints of the sitting Third District Councilman, Todd Huff (R), and two challengers: Wade Kach (R) and Laurie Taylor-Mitchell (D). Questions and comments were centered on agricultural issues, including RC2 zoning, expanded farm uses, conservation easements, and natural resource protection. Candidates will meet again on Wednesday, April 30, at the Sparks-Glencoe Community Planning Council’s Annual Meeting for a discussion moderated by Daily Record reporter Bryan Sears. The meeting will be held at Sparks Elementary School and begin at 7 p.m. All three candidates were initially expected to participate, but Councilman Huff has had to withdraw due to demands associated with his chairmanship of the Towsontown Festival.

Councilman Huff and Councilwoman Vicki Almond are both expected to attend the VPC Annual Meeting on May 13 at St. Thomas Church.

Turnout is a concern for all candidates in the 2014 election due to this year’s change in the date of the primary. Traditionally held in the month of September, the Maryland primary has been moved up to June 24.