Term: 4 Years

Salary: $45,000

(1 seat)

C. Merritt Pumphrey (Democrat)

Margaret D. Rappaport (Republican)

C. Merritt Pumphrey (D)

9121 Waycross Rd., Ellicott City

Age: 66


Clerk of the Circuit Court for Howard County; president, Maryland Court Clerks' Association, 1989-90; graduate of Court Management Institute, University of Maryland, studied advanced court management; appointed clerk of the Circuit Court, 1968, elected to five successive four-year terms; former member, Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure; past president, Maryland Court Clerks' Association, 1975-76; board chairman, Ellicott City Volunteer Fire Department, District 2; volunteer for Howard County Fair; member, community relations council of Howard County General Hospital; member, St. John's Episcopal Church.

Margaret D. Rappaport (R)

12137 Two Penny Ct., Ellicott City

Age: 55

Former judge of Orphans' Court for Howard County, 1986-90; owner and operator of a business; teacher in Howard and Anne Arundel counties, 1956-67; president, Maryland Chiefs of Police Ladies Auxiliary, 1988-90; president, Howard County unit of American Cancer Society, 1989-90; member, Howard County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Program, 1983-86; Police-Youth Camp counselor, 1981-85; member, Maryland Association of Judges of Orphans' Court, 1986-90; member, National College of Probate Judges, 1986-90; attended University of Maryland and judicial and legal seminars.