Charles M. Cave* (D)

Age: 65

Residence: Ellicott City.

Education: Attended Catonsville Community College and Southern Police Institute; graduate, Maryland State Police Academy; graduate, Greater Chesapeake Law Enforcement Executive School and National Sheriffs' Institute.

Occupation: Sheriff of Howard County.

Elected offices/civic activities: Executive board member, Maryland Sheriffs' Association; Maryland delegate to the American Association of State Troopers; board member, Family and Sexual Violence Coordinating Council of Howard County; charter member, Maryland State Police Lodge No. 69.

Why should the voters elect you?

"I feel the voters in Howard County should elect me as sheriff because of my 40 years of law enforcement experience. I have the background necessary for this position, having served as chief deputy for eight years and four years as sheriff. I'm proud of the accomplishments made in the last 12 years that have brought this office into the 21st century. I'm committed to furthering the professionalism of this office, and I'll continue to enhance services to the citizens. It would be an honor to serve as sheriff for a second term."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"The citizens of Howard County will not find another candidate as qualified, dedicated and devoted to providing them the quality of services they deserve."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

s99camaross77@aol.com

Edward Armanas (R)

Age: 58

Residence: Woodstock.

Education: BS, Loyola College; MLA, Johns Hopkins University; MEd, Coppin State College.

Occupation: Sales consultant.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Howard County Republican Central Committee, 1994-present; chairman, board of directors, Grey Rock Farm Community Association, 1996-present; president, Centennial High School PTSA, 1999-2001.

Why should the voters elect you?

"Ed Armanas is running for Howard County sheriff to ensure the safety of Howard County citizens. Since 1999's tragic and fatal error on the part of Sheriff Charles M. Cave's office, leading to the murder of Destiny and Richie Spicknall, residents of the county have lost faith in the sheriff's office. Sheriff Cave's office committed a 'fatal error' when they deleted a protective order granted to Lisa Spicknall. Ed Armanas will use his knowledge and experience to regain the community's confidence and control of the sheriff's office. 'We can not tolerate mistakes that cause children to lose their lives.' "

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"Ed's law enforcement experience: military police, University of Baltimore law degree. Community activities include, but are not limited to: community association president and PTSA president."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

edarmanas@yahoo.com