QUESTION: Should members of the Howard County Council generally follow the lead of the county executive?
William C. Smith Shane Pendergrass 9705 Deep Smoke, Columbia Age:40 Incumbent
Council member, Howard County, 1986-present; chairman, Howard County Council, 1988-present; representative, Baltimore Regional Council of Governments, 1988-present; former president, Savage Community Association; executive board member, PTA; art teacher, college level; MA, BEA, University of Illinois.
A. As a member of the Howard County Council for the past four years, I have set my own legislative agenda according to the needs and best interests of my constituents. I would continue to introduce timely and relevant legislation as appropriate. However, I believe I can best serve the citizens of the county by working cooperatively with my fellow council members an the county executive on all legislation that comes before the council. As chairman of the council for the past two years, I have provided the leadership which has enabled the council to successfully hammer out and adopt important and often controversial legislation, such as the 1990 General Plan for Howard County. I would continue to direct my efforts toward encouraging both the council and the county executive to remain focused on those issues critical to keeping Howard County a desirable place in which to live and work. William C. Smith Questionnaire not received from candidate
Dennis R. Schrader is unopposed