William Jefferson Holtzinger (R)

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: Coach, Frederick Youth Football League; former youth soccer coach, Ballenger Creek Recreation League.

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 roads, water, sewer, schools and parks. The city has not kept its public infrastructure in pace with city growth. The issues that the city faces with regard to its public facilities (roads, schools, water, sewer and parks) are also closely related to the increasing tax burden on city residents. To make real progress on tax relief and improving the quality of life, the costs of growth must be addressed up front. The city also needs well-qualified personnel to handle capital improvements."

Why should voters elect you?

"As a former city engineer, local attorney and lifelong resident of Frederick County, I have unique insight and ability to solve Frederick's problems."

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Ronald N. Young (D)

Age: 65

Residence: Worman's Mill, Frederick.

Education: AA, Frederick Community College; BA, political science, University of Maryland; MEd, administration and supervision, Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College).

Occupation: Town manager, Indian Head; real estate salesperson and consultant, Claggett Enterprises.

Elected offices/civic activities: Mayor, City of Frederick, 1974-90;

member, Frederick Board of Aldermen, 1970-74; past president, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center and Frederick Arts Council; advisory board member, Frederick Arts Festival;

former member, board of directors, Weinberg Center and Way Station Inc.; former member, Maryland Transportation Commission, Maryland Economic Development Commission, Maryland Forestry Commission, Maryland Critical Area Commission, HUD housing task force, Kiwanis, Elks and Owls; and member, NAACP.

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

"Growth, as it relates to adequate public facilities, affordable housing and taxes. We are going to grow, and we need to ensure that it happens in a beneficial way. We need an adequate public facilities ordinance, a water agreement with the county, sewer plant expansion and enhanced nutrient removal, completion of several major roads, more efficient government, affordable housing and an expanded tax base. We need as part of this growth to provide housing for working Fredericktonians, minimum-wage residents, first-time home buyers and provisions through our tax system to guarantee that our seniors can afford to stay."

Why should voters elect you?

"I have the experience, knowledge, contacts and leadership skills to develop the vision and teamwork to achieve fiscal responsibility, healthy growth and affordable housing."

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