ORPHANS' COURT

DEMOCRAT

(3 seats)

Rosemary M. Ford,

C. Howard Strahler Jr.

and Frank S. Turner

are unopposed

ORPHANS' COURT

REPUBLICAN

(3 seats)

Edward S. Armanas

Charles M. Coles Jr.

Ronald L. Ledford

Catherine Walters Edward S. Armanas 3715 Mesa Ct., Ellicott City Age: 46

President/Bay Area Ventures Corp.; chairman, Howard County Republican Party Neighbor to Neighbor Program; area director, Howard County Republcan Party; chairman, 1988 Bush Phone Bank; officer, Maryland Defense Force; Gray Rock Farm Community Association Safety Committee; Gray Rock Farm Community Association Action Committee; member, St. Paul's Church choir; law degree, University of Baltimore; MLA, Johns Hopkins University; BS, Loyola College; volunteer parent, Northfield Elementary School; county chairman for the Bill Shepard for Governor campaign. Charles M. Coles Jr. 1585 Route 32, Sykesville Age: 32

Small businessman; appraiser, Howard County Orphans' Court, Howard and Montgomery counties' Register of Wills; second vice president, Maryland Farm Bureau; member, Advisory Board Institute of Applied Agriculture, a subcommittee of the Board of Regents, University of Maryland; member, Nationwide Sponsorship Committee, a subcommittee of Nationwide Insurance Board of Directors; second vice president, Shipleys of Maryland, a geneaology organization; past president, Howard County Young Farmers; past president, Maryland Young Farmers. Ronald L. Ledford 5645 Thunder Hill Rd., Columbia Age: 51

Manager, Bell Atlantic; member, Howard County Republican Central Committee, 1985-90; board of directors, Oakland Mills Village, 1989-90; vice president, Howard County Republican Party, 1986-88; served in U.S. Army, 1957-60; MS, Information Science, Georgia Tech; director, Friends of the Howard County Library; Oakland Mills High School council representative to Howard County PTA; former leader, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts; married, three children, two grandchildren. Catherine Walters 6052 Tree Swallow Ct., Columbia Age: 35

Homemaker; member, Howard County Republican Central Committee, 1986-present; grassroots involvement: voter registration, campaign volunteer, fund-raising; former sales office manager for regional hotel firm; former small business owner/operator; area coordinator, Concerned Women for America; member, Atholton High School PTA; combining leadership and organizational skills with a common sense approach; resident of Howard County for eight years with husband and 14-year-old daughter.