(1 seat Ernest C. Michaelson (R) 7425 Hawkins Dr., Hanover Age: 55

President, ECM Environmental Consultants, consulting on environmental and process problems for industry, 1980-present; have asbestos inspections and abatement certifications and EPA proficiency rating for radon control, 1986-present; chairman, Baltimore-Washington International Airport Neighbors Committee to reduce airport noise, 1983-present; married to Carole; three children; BS, chemical engineering; commission, U.S. Navy Reserve, 1957; operations and engineering manager, Chevron U.S.A. Inc., 1959-80, where budgeting and management abilities improved section performance; past president, Timber Ridge Home Improvement Association.

A. I am running for County Council because my property taxes are too high, the environment is in trouble and the airport is too noisy. We need a change to Republican ideals to solve these problems. I would make a difference by being a strong influence on the County Council decisions. I would bring management, environmental and communication experience, engineered problem solutions and group leadership. With my presence, the Anne Arundel County Council would find 1) many special interests too expensive and tax rates too high and 2) answers to stream and airplane noise pollution. Anne Arundel County needs an experienced, intelligent man who is concerned and can communicate the needs of his people. Michaelson can and would understand and analyze the legislation to make sure that it is in the best interest of the county. Edward Middlebrooks (D) 712 Northwood Estates Dr., Severn Age: 35

Self-employed lawyer; diversionary division chief, Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Office, 1983-85; past president, Glen Burnie Jaycees; past president, 32nd District Democratic Club; Anne Arundel Democratic Central Committee, elected 1982, 1986, chairman, 1986-87; JD, University of Baltimore School of Law; past vice president, Glen Burnie Lacrosse Club; Who's Who Among American College Students.

A. As a lifelong resident of the Glen Burnie area, I see many issues effecting the quality of life in the 2nd District. Working to halt any further airport expansion and creating a nighttime curfew on all flights would be one of my top priorities. In addition, I believe it's time that the county government begins to look at ways to reduce the property tax burden on all citizens of Anne Arundel County. It's time that the county stops playing the shell game of lowering the property tax rate yet all of our assessments continue to rise. The county should assess the property and set the tax rate. I have also called for a festival arts center for Glen Burnie in the urban renewal area. The festival arts center would be a place we could go for professional plays, musicals, concerts and dance productions. While a festival of arts center would attract business to our area, it would also give the 2nd Council District an image we could all be proud of.