DISTRICT 6 1 seat) Glenwood Gibbs (R) 127 Cardamon Dr., Edgewater Age: 62
Retired cartographer, geographer, political/military analyst with CIA; BS, George Washington University, 1955; member, Anne Arundel County Board of Appeals, 1984-89; past president, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra; vice chairman, Eastern Bypass Task Force, 1989-present; co-chairman, Annapolis Neck Federation, American Red Cross blood drives, 1986-90; past director, Annapolis Neck Peninsula Federation; past president, Gingerville Community Association; chairman, Route 2 Rezoning Defense Committee.
A. What inspired me to run? The eight-year Democratic power monopoly in the county, an all-Democratic County Council and a Democratic executive. No checks, no balance. Results: unchallenged spending, a doubled budget, higher taxes. I have pledged that, as a council member, I would require that spending requests be fully justified or be cut. The tax cap referendum, whether passed or rejected, makes it clear that voters want taxes and spending controlled, if not cut. My presence on the council would also improve relations between Annapolis City and Anne Arundel County. My district includes both; city and county voters elect the County Council member. City residents believe themselves poorly represented on the council. My platform pledges to represent all constituents and to get city and county working together again. Finally, my presence would help control growth, resolve the city's landfill crisis and halt the assault on the county's environment. Maureen Lamb (D) 3 Goodrich Rd., Annapolis Age: 68 Incumbent
Member, Anne Arundel County Council, 1982-present; member, Anne Arundel County Board of Education, 1974-82; past president, Maryland Association of Counties; board member, Anne Arundel County Mental Health Advisory Committee, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Anne Arundel Council of Community Services; life member, Maryland PTA; member, League of Women Voters; longtime resident of Annapolis; attended Annapolis Elementary and High School, Pennsylvania State University, Fleet Business School; married; four adult children.
A. After eight years as a school board member (1974-82), it was clear to me that funding for schools was critical to ensuring excellence in education, which depended upon financial support from the County Council. My presence on the council, since elected in 1982, has been a factor in obtaining higher teacher salaries, better school maintenance and walls rebuilt for the open space schools. There is no question that storm water runoff from construction projects, farms, roads and private property is a major cause of the declining health of our creeks. I would introduce legislation to retrofit storm water input drains and outfalls with updated trapping devices, which should help correct the problem. We must move at a faster pace toward recycling and composting and toward a 50 percent reduction of the waste stream. My support for recycling has been a force in the building of a cardboard recycling facility and the establishment of a curbside pickup program.