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FORMER DELAWARE UNION PRESIDENT SEEKS MARYLAND JUDGESHIP

10.29.10

Press Release: FORMER DELAWARE UNION PRESIDENT SEEKS MARYLAND JUDGESHIP

For more information contact: Herbert Welch 410-920-4011

A former union President at the General Motors Boxwood plant near Wilmington and child advocate with deep ties to Delaware is seeking a Judgeship position in nearby Cecil County. Herbert “Herb” W. Welch is running for Cecil County Judge of the Orphans’ Court. He served in this position 32 years ago.

Welch served as President of UAW Local 435 in the 1970’s. At the time, he was the youngest union local president ever elected. He had only been working in the factory for 7 years when elected.

Since retiring, Welch has been very active in his community. Among the groups he has been very active with are the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Moose Lodge 851 and the Cecil County Democratic Party. He has served as manager of the Kiwanis Little League team. Recently, Welch was elected to the Cecil County Democratic Central Committee.

Welch is a well known as an advocate in Annapolis for children’s rights. One of the main themes in his campaign has been to “eliminate inheritance taxes for children.”

Welch stated, “I will use my position to lobby in Annapolis to change inheritance tax laws. The State of Maryland needs to help preserve the inheritance of children in order to take care of their material and educational needs.”