(1 seat) Diane R. Evans (R) 506 Andrew Hill Rd., Arnold Age: 42

Support officer, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Domestic Relations Division; former legislative aide, Maryland House of Delegates, District 33; former community resource coordinator, Rock Creek Project, Crownsville Hospital Center; former member, board of directors, and former treasurer, YMCA; member, board of directors, Scholarships for Scholars; former board member, Chesapeake Environmental Protection Association; representative, Tanglewood II, Lower Broadneck Federation; former planning and zoning chairman, League of Women Voters; former member, County Executive's Growth Management Committee; named Outstanding Young Annapolitan by Annapolis Jaycees, 1979; magna cum laude graduate, Illinois College, 1970; married.

A. I am running for the County Council because I believe the citizens have lost confidence in the ability of their government to address the taxing and spending issues, and a more fiscally responsible voice must be heard. We need a new philosophy, one that recognizes the challenges our county faces and understands that with a changing economic picture, decisions must be made that require thoughtful, decisive solutions. We need a representative who will work to provide high quality services at an affordable price. We need a representative who acknowledges that while government's role is to protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens and the environment, there are limits to what government can do. As a fiscal conservative who has been active in the community for 16 years, I know I have the experience and the political will to accomplish these objectives. Linda Gilligan (D) 354 Preswick Way, Severna Park Age: 38

Community activist;MBA, Loyola College, 1983; will earn a master's degree in finance from Loyola College in 1991; budget director, University of Maryland Hospital, 1979-83; assistant administrator, University of Maryland Hospital, 1983-84; financial manager, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1972-79; delegate, School Board Nominating Convention; PTA volunteer, Anne Arundel County public schools; president and board of directors, Greater Severna Park Mothers and Toddlers; treasurer, St. Andrews Club; coach, Severna Park Green Hornets; volunteer, Mental Health Association; married, three children.

A. Concern for the future inspired my campaign. We must protect the earth's resources to ensure their adequacy for future generations, and we need to prepare our children for the challenges ahead. The environment and education are critical issues for us. We need to address rational land-use planning, waste management, mass transit and public utilities. In addition to providing resources and instruction to enable our children to succeed, we need to help them develop into good citizens by supporting our schools, as well as recreation. As a council member, I would continue constituent service in addition to financial and strategic planning. My experience in community service and financial management reflects a balance of the appreciation of the needs of the community and the need to operate cost-effectively. I want to achieve this same balance on the council by providing services with the most efficient use of tax dollars.