Scott Bowling

Age: 34

Residence: Annapolis.

Education: Attended Loyola College in Maryland.

Occupation: Branch manager, CTX Mortgage Co.

Elected offices/civic activities: Past president, Loyola College Young Democrats; past president, vice president and treasurer, Young Democrats of Maryland; past president and vice president, Ambridge Homeowners Association.

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

"The most urgent issue facing my jurisdiction is rampant, irresponsible development within and immediately surrounding Ward 3. This is exacerbated by developers seeking to annex land into the city to obtain less-restrictive zoning. This has led to unbearable traffic and congestion and compromised the quality of life for the residents of Annapolis."

Why should voters elect you?

"I will provide Ward 3 with aggressive representation. I will remain involved in our community and responsive to the concerns of all my constituents."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

scottbowling@comcast.net

Cynthia Carter*

Age: 66

Residence: Eastport.

Education: Attended Sojourner-Douglass College.

Occupation: Alderwoman.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Annapolis City Council, 1997-present; member, council's Public Safety, Housing and Community Development and Environmental committees; former member, council's Finance Committee; founder and former operator, volunteer telephone relay service for the hearing- and speech-impaired; former member, Maryland State Telecommunications Board; board member, Anne Arundel County Community Action Agency; former board member, Anne Arundel County Disability Board and Anne Arundel County Women and Minority Business Enterprise; member, Holy Temple Cathedral in Annapolis.

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

"Disparity and the lack of equality for minorities and economically challenged individuals and families."

Why should voters elect you?

"To continue fighting against disparity in the system and support laws that will level the playing field for the citizens/voters who are underrepresented."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

aldcarter@annapolis.gov

Joshua J. Cohen*

Age: 32

Residence: Eastport.

Education: BA, economics, University of Maryland, College Park; postgraduate public administration courses, University of Baltimore.

Occupation: Parole and probation agent, Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

Elected offices/civic activities: Alderman, Ward 8, Annapolis City Council, 2001-present; member, 1997-01, and chairman, 1997-99, Annapolis Democratic Central Committee; past premier, Maritime Republic of Eastport;

former board member, Eastport Civic Association and Ward One Residents Association; former chairman, OIC Job Readiness Center of Anne Arundel County; chairman, 1997 and 1998, GreenScape; former member, Annapolis Recreation Advisory Board, Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Transit Advisory Committee and Annapolis Comprehensive Plan Citizens Advisory Committee, 1997.

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

"Maintaining our community's character and quality of life in the midst of rampant growth and development."

Why should voters elect you?

"I am accessible and responsive and have a proven track record of working with people to improve our quality of life."

Web site:

www.joshcohen.org

E-mail address:

eastportjosh@yahoo.com

Classie Gillis Hoyle*

Age: 69

Residence: Annapolis.

Education: BA, science education, MS, biology, Morgan State University; PhD, science education and higher education administration, and postdoctoral study in epidemiology, University of Iowa.

Occupation: Alderwoman; retired university administrator.

Elected offices/civic activities: Alderwoman, Ward 3, Annapolis City Council, 2001-present; member, Parole Neighborhood Watch; board member, YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County; past chair, A Tribute to Women of Color; board member, R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Inc.; past officer, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.; advisory council member, Mount Olive Community Development Corp.; member, NAACP.

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

"I think the most urgent issue is getting our residents to recognize education as a top priority and get involved in the educational process. Education lifts everything. When family members get involved in our school system, student achievement increases, attendance increases and discipline problems diminish. Education lifts us out of poverty by enabling us to find better jobs, increase our self-esteem and thereby increase our standard of living. When we become educated, our values change and we understand and appreciate going to college, career advancement, home ownership and all the other aspirations of the American dream."

Why should voters elect you?

"I will continue to be successful in identifying needs and implementing solutions to uplift my community as I have in the past."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

aldhoyle@annapolis.gov

Richard E. Israel

Age: 62

Residence: Murray Hill, Annapolis.

Education: BA, political science, University of the South, Sewanee; bachelor of laws degree, Washington and Lee University; MA, Oxford University.

Occupation: Retired assistant attorney general, legislative office, Maryland Attorney General's Office.

Elected offices/civic activities: President, past vice president and board member, Murray Hill Residents Association; member, Annapolis Historic District Commission; chair, Annapolis Board of Supervisors of Elections.

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

"A veteran senator once said, 'When I feel the heat, I see the light.' Homeowners will soon learn of substantial increases in their property's assessed value. When they realize the City Council can limit the effect of the increase, these officials can expect to feel the heat. Although the council has made modest reductions in the tax rate, the city has received a windfall of additional revenue due to rising assessments. This year's tax bill rose by 6 percent, twice the inflation rate. State law caps annual assessment increases at 10 percent. The council can lower this cap, and should."

Why should voters elect you?

"My civic and professional experiences (see Web site) reflect a strong commitment to public service and will enable me to be an effective representative."

Web site:

www.richardisrael.org

E-mail address:

israel.ward1@verizon.net

Alice O. Johnson

Did not respond.

Debbie Rosen McKerrow

Age: 57

Residence: Admiral Heights,

Annapolis.

Education: BA, journalism, University of Maryland, College Park; MA, management, College of Notre Dame of Maryland.

Occupation: President, Chesapeake Estate Services Inc.

Elected offices/civic activities: Vice president, Admiral Heights Improvement Association; member, Mayor's Annexation Work Group; member, Rowe Boulevard Residents Committee; member, Class of 2006, Leadership Anne Arundel; past president, Community Associations of Annapolis; former co-chair, Ward 2 Citizens Coalition; former member, District 30 Rowe Boulevard Task Force.

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

"Park Place and Westbridge Village will dramatically affect traffic in Ward 2. Rowe Boulevard; Taylor, Poplar and Glen avenues; Cedar Park and Farragut roads and West Street, all within Ward 2, will experience major increases in traffic. West Annapolis will also feel the effects. I support the positive economic growth promised for the city. However, travel through our residential streets will change forever. As traffic increases, we must look for creative traffic calming and traffic flow solutions. Complaining about traffic won't solve anything, but out-of-the-box thinking can come up with interesting new ways to live with increased development."

Why should voters elect you?

"I was raised in Annapolis and, in the 10 years I've been back, compiled a proven record of neighborhood representation working on critical community issues."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

debbierosenmckerrow

foralderman@comcast.net

Joseph 'Zastro' Simms

Photo not available.

Age: 71

Residence: Annapolis.

Education: Wiley H. Bates High School.

Occupation: Security officer, Annapolis Housing Authority; retired director, Stanton Community Center, and retired roving counselor, Anne Arundel County public schools.

Elected offices/civic activities: Community activist whose prime concern is serving the two most neglected groups of people: the youth and our senior citizens.

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

"Unless I've missed something, Clay Street where I grew up is a sore spot and if not rectified will destroy the ward I'm to represent. I'm not just representing African Americans. We are in this together, and together we will save the area, and that means saving the City of

Annapolis."

Why should voters elect you?

"I have an outstanding debt to the former mayor and people of Annapolis, and I'm ready to pay that debt, and I'm ready to serve."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

None given.

Wayne Taylor

Age: 47

Residence: Annapolis.

Education: Graduated, Surrattsville Senior High School; attended Prince George's Community College.

Occupation: Independent contractor, Instant Floors.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Sons of the American Legion -- Post 141, National Democratic Committee, District 30 Democratic Club.

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

"The major issue that is urgently facing my jurisdiction is the lack of being and operating as a community. A community engages each issue as a whole, not as a household nor a neighborhood. Be it crime, social issues or even traffic problems, a community aggressively comes together to become the ears and eyes of the government. This takes a personal responsibility on all of our parts to sort through differences, push through our own agendas to work together to become a whole community."

Why should voters elect you?

"I've worked to prepare myself to meet and find solutions to the challenges we face. Together we can build a stronger, safer, more productive ward."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

inezwayne@comcast.net

James R. Turner

Age: 67

Residence: Stone Creek, Annapolis.

Education: AA, general studies, Anne Arundel Community College; safety engineering courses, Kennedy Western University; marketing course, Xerox University; three-year Navy intern management program, Department of Defense.

Occupation: Executive director, OIC Job Readiness Center of Anne Arundel County Inc.; retired from Defense Automated Printing Service.

Elected offices/civic activities: Past member, Annapolis Human Relations Commission, Annapolis Planning and Zoning Commission, Annapolis Comprehensive Planning Board and former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's anti-crime initiative; past commander, American Legion Post 141; member, Anne Arundel County Workforce Investment Board and Annapolis Annexation Review Committee.

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

"Annexation and development, public safety, affordable housing, quality education and quality-of-life issues such as traffic congestion and using 'smart growth' as a vehicle to stabilize the local economy. Tax relief."

Why should voters elect you?

"Over 40 years of experience managing over $20 million annually in facility and human resource assets at the federal level. Immediate response to constituency services."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

OICaanc@netzero.com