Joseph William Baldi

Age: 58

Residence: Frederick.

Education: BS, economics, Wagner College.

Occupation: Alderman; mortgage banker, Sandy Spring Mortgage.

Elected offices/civic activities: Alderman, City of Frederick, 1993-present; elder, Frederick Presbyterian Church; former commander, American Legion Post 11; past president, Frederick County Alliance of Financial Institutions Reinvesting Through Education Inc.; chairman, Frederick Streets and Sanitation Committee; member, Frederick Airport Commission; chairman, board of directors, Frederick Community Action Agency; former member, Frederick Planning and Historic District commissions.

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

"The most urgent issue facing the City of Frederick is the handling of growth and taxes. We need to bring more business to the city that will bring more jobs and increase our tax base to help the city maintain necessary services without having to raise taxes. As mayor, I must look at increasing city efficiency to hold the line on taxes while maintaining service levels the citizens expect. The city needs to coordinate these efforts by working with the Frederick County Board of County Commissioners and our state delegation. We need a balanced agenda, accountability, leadership, diversity and integrity."

Why should voters elect you?

"I bring 12 years of current, consecutive, experienced decision making to the citizens. I will partner with stakeholders and prioritize to make the tough decisions."

Web site:

www.votejoebaldi.org

E-mail address:

JWBaldi@aol.com

William Jefferson Holtzinger

Age: 41

Residence: Frederick.

Education: BS, civil engineering, University of Maryland; JD, Catholic University Columbus School of Law.

Occupation: Lawyer in private practice; civil engineer.

Elected offices/civic activities: None given.

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

"The most urgent issue facing the City of Frederick is the adequacy of its public infrastructure. City water supply, wastewater treatment capacity, roadway network and parks have not been maintained and upgraded to keep pace with city growth. Also, city government cannot continue to ignore overcrowding in public schools. The issues that the city faces with regard to its infrastructure are also closely related to the increasing tax burden on city residents and the current budget crisis. To make real progress on decreasing the tax burden and improving quality of life, adequate infrastructure, including costs, must be addressed up front."

Why should voters elect you?

"As a former city engineer, local attorney and engineer, and lifelong resident of Frederick County, I am uniquely qualified to solve the city's infrastructure problems."

Web site:

www.wjholtzingerformayor.com

E-mail address:

jholtzinge@aol.com

Stanley Charles Mazaleski

Age: 71

Residence: Emmitsburg.

Education: BS, biology and education, University of Scranton; master's degree, environmental science, University of Oklahoma; PhD, preventive medicine and public health, University of Oklahoma; graduate studies, cell biology and zoology, University of Texas.

Occupation: Retired federal environmental health scientist.

Elected offices/civic activities: Elected to Sigma Xi, a national science and engineering honor society, and the New York Academy of Sciences.

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

"Runaway property taxes. Using recreational slots and a mini

horse racetrack, with emphasis on rapidly increasing tourism and income for the City of Frederick to significantly and quickly lower property taxes and initiate smart growth in housing and businesses with a unique tax structure for quick and equitable relief for the city's inhabitants."

Why should voters elect you?

"As a scientist, veteran and educator, I offer bold, dynamic leadership for all cultural, economic and educational levels for their prosperity, safety and security."

Web site:

None.

E-mail address:

charstanmaz@aol.com