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Former Congresswoman Helen Bentley Remembered In Harford Co. As ‘First-Class’ And A ‘Special Person’

August 9th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Several Harford County political leaders say former congresswoman Helen Bentley made unique contributions to the county and to the region, while recalling her can-do approach to public service and life.

Mrs. Bentley, who died Saturday at her Timonium home at age 92, represented part of Harford in Congress from 1985 to 1995.

A Republican, Mrs. Bentley's own political success and popularity locally have been credited with helping to influence the 1980s shift of Harford County from a mostly reliable Democratic Party county to a Republican stronghold. Many Harford County political leaders of the past quarter century considered her a mentor.

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