Md. 19 hopefuls talk busing to Jewish voters

By Suzanne Pollak

May 7, 2014

State-funded busing to area Jewish day schools and disbursements to these private schools for computers, nurses and special education programming were on the minds of voters in Maryland’s 19th state legislative District during a campaign forum sponsored by the Orthodox Union.

Five people are running on the Democratic ticket to fill three House of Delegate seats, while incumbent Sen. Richard Manno, a Democrat, is running unopposed in the June 24 primary. The district covers parts of Silver Spring, Olney and Derwood, as well as the unincorporated areas of Rockville and Gaithersburg.

The 100 people who attended the May 1 forum at Young Israel-Shomrai Emunah listened as Paul Bardack, Charlotte Crutchfield, Marice Morales and incumbent Dels. Bonnie Cullison, Ben Kramer agreed with the desire to provide more state money for private schools. They also all said they would stand with Israel if sent to Annapolis.

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