State's Attorney

William R. Hymes, 51, of 3109 Hearthstone Rd, Ellicott City, is a Democrat. Member, American Bar Association; Maryland Association; Defense Trial Councel Association; Howard County Bar Association. Former assistant state's attorney for Howard County. Member, District Advisory Board for Public Defender System District 10. Corresponding secretary, United Democratic Clubs of Howard County. Vice president, 2nd District Democratic Club. Clerk of the Circuit Court

R. Andrew Poole, 25, of 15021 Frederick Rd, Lisbon, is a Republican. Life resident of Howard County. Educated in Howard County elementary schools. Graduate of McDonogh School. Bachelor of business administration degree from Georgia Southern College. Awarded Georgia Southern College Citation for Creative Leadership and Unselfish Service. Assistant sales manager at a large automobile dealership in the metropolitan Baltimore area. President, Howard County Young Republicans Club. Member State Central Committee and Saint Paul's Episcopal Church.

C. Merritt Pumphrey, 54, of 9121 Waycross Rd, Ellicott City, is a Democrat. I have served as clerk since 1968. I was elected in 1970 and again in 1974. I was immediate past president of the Maryland Court Clerks Association and former first lay member of the Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure. I am a graduate of the Court Management Institute of the University of Maryland and advanced to court management. Register of Wills

George W. Slack Sr., 56, of Marriottsville, is a Democrat. Slack is seeking his fourth term in office after successfully winning in the primary. It is totally an administrative position, working with the heirs of the deceased probating estates, calculating and collecting inheritance tax. And distributing the estate according to will or probate law. Wills may be filed in the office for safe keeping. The office files and microfilms all papers. Then they are put in docket books.

Mary Anne Wieder, 20, of 2978 Brookwood Rd, Ellicott City, is a Republican. Weider's educational background and business experience combine to qualify her to successfully hold the position of register of wills. She is a paralegal graduate with training in estate administration. She is currently employed with an Ellicott City law firm, where her duties and experience include preparation of will and estate documents and the preparation of estate and gift tax returns. Her experience also included a position as an office manager and accountant with an Ellicott City C.P.A., where she gained experience in directing exployes, establishing an efficient office utilizing manual and computer accounting techniques and preparing financial statements and income tax returns.

Judge of the Orphan's Court (Vote for 3)

Edward E. Kennedy, a resident of Howard County, is a Democrat. Kennedy, chief judge of the Orphans' Court, served last year on the first County Council in 1966, elected Howard County Democratic Committee delegate in 1968, Democratic National Convention. President, Maryland Association of Judges of Orphans' Courts. Appointed, 1962, first Advisory Council Welfare Pension Benefit Plans. Forty-year resident this county. Listed in "Who's Who in America."

Ann D. Ring, 61, of 3789 MacAlpine Rd, Ellicott City, is a Democrat. Twenty-six year resident of Howard County incumbent judge of the Orphans' Court and the first woman to be elected to this position. Seton graduate, involved in civic and community affairs in Howard County for 25 years. Member, Maryland Association of Judges of Orphans' Court; past president, 2nd District Democratic Club; member of Historic Ellicott City. The Orphans' Court has jurisdiction over the estates of decedants and the power to conduct judicial probate. Sheriff

Wilson D. Gamber Se., 48, of 13475 Frederick Rd., West Friendship, is a Republican. I am an ex-Marine from 1947 till 1951 and I was in the military police approximately two years and have been employed by the Howard County with the sheriff's department of Corrections. I graduated from the Maryland Correctional Academy in Jessup. I am a life-long resident of Howard County, a member of the VFW, American Legion AmVets, Elks Club and the American Rifle Association.

John J. Votta, 69, of 3725 Ligon Rd, Ellicott City, is a Democrat. I am presently sheriff of Howard County. I have been in law enforcement for 15 years and served as deputy sheriff before my election in 1970. I served on the Democratic State Central Committee for 12 years. Before entering law enforcement; I ran my own business for 43 years. I was Howard County chairman of the March of Dimes. Born and raised in "Little Italy" in Baltimore. I am married with four children and 1 4 grandchildren. School Board

Barbara L. Russell, 38, lives at 9474 Wandering Way, Columbia. I believe I can best serve Howard County as a member of the school board for the following resons: I have a broad range of experience and knowledge with regard to education at the local level, and I have the time to devote to this very demanding position. I have served as chairperson, Early Childhood Education Board; president, Running Brook Cooperative Nursery; delegate, School Board Nominating Federation; president, Talbott Springs PTSA, and volunteer teacher's aide. These and other activities during 11 years in Howard County have given me a working knowledge of the school system, local government and related state and federal agencies. I am married and have two children in the public school system. I received a BA from Marymount College. I plan to serve full-time as a duly elected representative on the Howard County school board.

Stanley J. Salett, 42, lives at 11224 Green Dragon Ct., Columbia. For the past 20 years I have devoted my career to the improvement of education. I began my involvement with the public schools as a classroom teacher in Boston. After graduate school I became a staff member of President Kennedy's Committees on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Employment. This led to my appointment as the first director of education for the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity, where I helped develop Head Start and orginated Upward Bound. As assistant commissioner of education for New Jersey and now as cofounder/senior partner of the National Committee of Citizens in Education, much of my work has been directed at increasing parent and citizen involvement in the schools. Most educational issues are complex. Parents, teachers, students, school administrators, concerned taxpayers and citizens often express different perspectives. I believe my varied experience has given me a unique ability to help resolve pressing problems fairly and openly.