Valerie L. Beaudin

Age: 37

Residence: Chesapeake Beach.

Education: BA, economics, University of Florida; MA, geography and international trade, and PhD, geography, State University of New York at Buffalo; certificate, program management, George Washington University.

Occupation: Geographer, U.S. Census Bureau.

Elected offices/civic activities: Vice president, student body, University of Florida.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"In our neighborhood, we watch sunrises over the bay, toss old-fashioned block parties, watch Fourth of July fireworks together, chat over fences and genuinely care about each other's well-being. When we experience change in the Beach, both good and bad, and do not participate, it is hard to

complain about the results. I fear increased traffic congestion brought on by large multi-family dwellings in the Beach and the introduction of gambling in Calvert County. As a mom, I support more youth activities and small independent businesses."

Why should voters elect you?

"Politicians always make promises. Mine is that I will listen to, and speak for, the residents of Chesapeake Beach."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

baysiders@us.net

Stewart B. Cumbo *

Age: 50

Residence: Chesapeake Beach.

Education: BA, criminology, University of Maryland; MS, management, Johns Hopkins University; graduate and fellow, University of Maryland Academy for Excellence in Local Governance.

Occupation: Sergeant, Maryland State Police; Chesapeake Beach Town Council member.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Chesapeake Beach Town Council, 2000-present; vice chairman, Calvert County Democratic Central Committee, 2002-present; board member, Maryland Municipal League;

member, board of trustees, Local Government Insurance Trust; past president, Southern Maryland Municipal Association; past president, Chesapeake Station Homeowners Association; past president, National Capital Investigators Association; member, Maryland Public Safety Communications Interoperability Governance Working Group; chairman, Chesapeake Beach Town Hall Renovation, Landscape and Emergency Preparedness committees.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"Preserving our quality of life. Maintaining our community's small-town atmosphere. Managing increased traffic through our small town. Removal of nitrogen and phosphorous effluent from our water treatment plant into the Chesapeake Bay. Maintaining our public properties."

Why should voters elect you?

"Restructured town debt, lowered property tax rate, developing streetscape for major traffic improvements, vigilant to needs of community, preserving small-town quality of life."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

sbcumbo@msn.com

Richard P. Dayhoff

Age: 44

Residence: Chesapeake Beach.

Education: None given.

Occupation: Auditor, Department of Defense.

Elected offices/civic activities: Board president and former board director, Marlborough Townhouse Association.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"The recurring theme appears to focus on concerns of city growth out-pacing infrastructure, increased traffic and casino gambling. To the folks of Chesapeake Beach these are real concerns -- their children, their community, their town. Quality of life, access to services and continued prosperity are inherent concerns. Recent state funding will provide sidewalk access to town from Bayview Hills and Richfield Station, thanks to our mayor and council. We need to push forward with their success and include sidewalks on roads such as Old Bayside, starting at Beach Elementary, so the children (and adults) will have a

safe place to walk."

Why should voters elect you?

"You can expect me to do and support those things that are right for our community and the citizens of Chesapeake Beach as a whole."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

rpdayhoff@westernshore.net

Robert Elliott

Age: 57

Residence: Chesapeake Beach.

Education: Completed law enforcement courses at American University and college-level correctional management courses.

Occupation: Retired law enforcement officer, Prince George's County Department of Corrections.

Elected offices/civic activities: Former officer, Fraternal Order of Police.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"I was attracted to Chesapeake Beach 24 years ago because of the small-town atmosphere that contributed to the quality of life. We are losing these qualities due to the poorly planned increasing growth and the overwhelming amount of traffic. Along with the increase of growth and traffic comes an increase in crime. We are heading in the direction of becoming a mini-Ocean City. Now is the time for the citizens of Chesapeake Beach to take control of this situation before it's too late."

Why should voters elect you?

"Elect me, a slow-growth advocate to balance out the Town Council."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

bobe352@aol.com

Barbara 'Jo' Finch

Age: 77

Residence: Chesapeake Beach.

Education: Studied cosmetology at Chamberlain Vocational School.

Occupation: Retired owner, Beauty Inc.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Chesapeake Beach Town Council, 1988-2000; extraordinary minister, Our Lady of Sorrows Church (Owensville) and St. Anthony's Church (North Beach).

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"To protect the sanctity of our single-family home neighborhoods. Limit zoning in this respect. Traffic on Route 261, a state highway. Population growth in the entire county has grown, and Route 261 goes through Chesapeake Beach."

Why should voters elect you?

"I served on the council for 12 years and helped with improvements like Kellams Field, the water park, Veterans Memorial Park and the community center."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

None given.

Philip T. Goldstein *

Age: 56

Residence: Chesapeake Beach.

Education: BA, history, Stetson University; completed one year of law school at University of Maryland.

Occupation: Self-employed real estate appraiser; owner, Philip T. Goldstein Real Estate Appraisals.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Chesapeake Beach Town Council, 1990-present; former chairman, Asbury Solomons Island; director, Calvert County Nursing Center; director, Calvert County Farmland Trust; vice president, Sharon's Way; past president, Calvert County Lions Club.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"Maintaining the small-town atmosphere in the Town of Chesapeake Beach. Protecting the quality of life in Chesapeake Beach and the surrounding areas by upgrading the regional waste water (sewerage) treatment facility and finding an area for land treatment applications instead of pumping effluent into the Chesapeake Bay."

Why should voters elect you?

"Fourteen years' experience as a council member and my ability to solve problems and get things done in a fiscally responsible and friendly manner."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

ptgoldstein@olg.com

William T. Leebel

Age: 55

Residence: Chesapeake Station.

Education: BS, education, Slippery Rock University.

Occupation: Resource health educator, Charles County Health Department; retired schoolteacher.

Elected offices/civic activities: President, Chesapeake Station Homeowners Association.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"Maintaining and improving infrastructure in Chesapeake Beach needs to be a major priority of a responsible town government. As town growth occurs, it is imperative that we seek new, innovative ways of upgrading our roads and intersections. Many streets are in need of sidewalks and walkways. Safety and accessibility along Route 261 needs to be addressed. There is ample room for smart growth while maintaining the small-town charm of Chesapeake Beach."

Why should voters elect you?

"My career in public service and my professional experience with management, supervision and group leadership demonstrate a strong commitment to community leadership and improvement."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

None given.

Pat 'Irish' Mahoney *

Age: 50

Residence: Chesapeake Beach.

Education: BA, U.S. history, Temple University; fellowship, University of Maryland, Academy for Excellence in Local Government.

Occupation: Senior information technology specialist, U.S.Treasury Department.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Chesapeake Beach Town Council, 1996-present; chairman, Bay Front Boardwalk and Park Committee;

former member, Town Recreation Committee; former chairman, Town Noise Control Committee

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"Overdevelopment and casino gambling go hand in hand as the key issues that threaten our family-friendly, small-town atmosphere. We need a Town Council that will pass an Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance to protect our infrastructures (schools, roads, traffic). We also need a Town Council that will pass an ordinance banning casino gambling within the town limits. The traffic, crime and social ills that come with casino gambling will adversely affect our special way of life at the beach. I pledge to not increase the tax rate and to support the interests of our families and senior citizens."

Why should voters elect you?

"I am honest and for eight years never rubber-stamped the profit-motivated agendas that permeate town politics. I pledge to remain accessible/responsive to the citizenry."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

irish44@mindspring.com

Rick Myllenbeck

Age: 46

Residence: Chesapeake Beach.

Education: BA, public relations, San Jose State University; enrolled in the National Security and Strategic Studies graduate degree program, Naval War College's College of Distance Education.

Occupation: Command marketing officer, Office of Naval Intelligence.

Elected offices/civic activities: Former Cub Scout master, Boy Scouts of America; former member, Project Literacy US; former participant, Campaign Drug Free, U.S. Navy.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"Keeping pace with progress and growth while preserving the quaint and unique elements that make Chesapeake Beach the treasure of Maryland. Great strides have already been taken in this direction, and it is my intent to work closely with the town citizenship, the Calvert County delegation and state officials to continue this balanced movement forward. I've always taken a common-sense approach to leadership, partnership and delivering results, and that will hold true if given the honor of serving. I am committed to upholding the historic tradition of excellence that defines Chesapeake Beach and fulfilling the vision for its future."

Why should voters elect you?

"I bring a common-sense approach to leadership, partnership and results. Twenty-four years in business and 28 years of service in the U.S. Navy/Reserve."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

rmyllenbeck@yahoo.com

Neil M. O'Connor

Age: 49

Residence: Bayview Hills.

Education: Associate's degree, computer science, Westland College.

Occupation: Mainframe configuration management administrator, Geico Direct.

Elected offices/civic activities: None given.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"Our most urgent issues are over-development, traffic congestion and water purification -- problems all of which threaten the quality of life in Chesapeake Beach."

Why should voters elect you?

"I will represent the best interests of Chesapeake Beach. I can evaluate and explain complex issues in easy-to-understand language."

Web site:

www.chesapeake.net/~noco

E-mail address:

noco@chesapeake.net

James Louis Parent

Age: 64

Residence: Chesapeake Beach.

Education: BS, education, and MEd, geography, West Chester University; EdD, Nova Southeastern University.

Occupation: Retired Calvert County public schools administrator, including principal of Northern High School, Calvert High School and Calvert Career Center.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Chesapeake Town Council, 1988-2000; chairman, Chesapeake Beach Planning and Zoning Commission; chairman, Chesapeake Beach Comprehensive Plan Committee.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"My vision: The building of an aquatic center for the town; the completion of a system of sidewalks and walkways that will connect the entire town; the creation of a facility that could serve as a day-care center."

Why should voters elect you?

"Because of my experience as a member of the Town Council, the Planning and Zoning Commission of the town and the Comprehensive Plan committee."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

jparent@chesapeake.net

Marguerite (Maggie) Thomas

Photo not available.

Age: 52

Residence: Chesapeake Beach.

Education: BA, communications, University of Maryland.

Occupation: President, M. Thomas Productions; documentary filmmaker, writer, journalist; radio talk show host.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Writers Guild of America; member, American Federation of Television & Radio Artists; member, Bayfront Park Committee.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"Because of a lack of communication, there is a growing lack of citizen involvement in plans that will impact the quality of life of all residents of Chesapeake Beach. I believe that knowledge is power, and for some reason the present town government wants to keep all the power to themselves."

Why should voters elect you?

"I will represent the best interests of all the people of Chesapeake Beach, not just the powerful few who have an inside track."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

radiomaggs@aol.com

Thomas H. Vonk

Did not respond.

Bruce A. Wahl *

Age: 56

Residence: Chesapeake Station.

Education: Attended Virginia Tech; graduate, U.S. Army Infantry officers candidate school.

Occupation: Deputy director for information systems, distribution division, National Public Radio.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Chesapeake Beach Town Council 1989-present; chairman, Maryland Municipal League IT Committee; chairman, Chesapeake Beach Railway Committee; chairman, Twin Beaches Cable TV Advisory Committee; former distinguished lieutenant governor, Capital District, Kiwanis International; former distinguished president, Mid Chesapeake Bay Kiwanis Club.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"Since 1989, I have led an effort to create the Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail that will provide walking and bicycle access to two newer large subdivisions in west Chesapeake Beach, Richfield Station and Bayview Hills. With a grant announced Sept. 24 by Gov. Bob Ehrlich, we have completed our funding package, and we are prepared to move forward with this very important project. It will provide transportation alternatives, scenic access to wetlands and historic interpretation of the Chesapeake Beach Railway, which operated from 1900 to 1935. I look forward to getting this project built in 2005 and 2006."

Why should voters elect you?

"I have served honorably for 15 years for the citizens of Chesapeake Beach. Next term, I will continue with dignity and complete the railway trail."

Web site:

www.BruceWahl.com

E-mail address:

bwahl@BruceWahl.com