Andrew M. Fellows *

Age: 46

Residence: College Park Estates.

Education: BS, broadcasting and film, Boston University; MA, American studies, University of Maryland.

Occupation: Chesapeake program director, Clean Water Action.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, College Park City Council, 2001-present; member, Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments' transportation planning board; past president, Calvert Hills Citizens Association; past chair, College Park Committee for a Better Environment; past president, graduate student government, University of Maryland.

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

"The underfunding of public education is the most urgent. It encompasses the need to adequately fund the state's flagship university, and the need to dramatically improve public education opportunities for Prince George's citizens. Fully funding higher education will reduce tuition increases, attract and retain excellent faculty and staff, and heighten expectations and demands in the surrounding community for quality development. Fully funding the county's public schools will reduce crime, boost economic development, reduce health-care costs, encourage environmental protection and restoration while strengthening our communities."

Why should voters elect you?

"I understand College Park's many challenges and opportunities, and I'm a hardworking coalition builder who knows how to get things done."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

amfellows@earthlink.net

Jutta E. Hagner

Age: 38

Residence: Yarrow-East College Park.

Education: BA, sociology, MA, health education, and MS, technology management, University of Maryland.

Occupation: Executive vice president, TPI Corp.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Chesapeake Science Point Charter School board of directors; volunteer, Paint Branch Montessori School.

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

"The city needs a vision of its identity and future that goes beyond being the home of the University of Maryland. It also needs governance that 1) can show annual progress on long-standing issues of high traffic and noise, low job availability and social and community divisiveness; 2) does not depend on parking and other types of fines and penalties against city residents to make up 10 percent of the city's budget; 3)supports revenue-producing businesses that enhance the city's tax base; and 4)is respectful to and works harmoniously with the larger community, not a select few."

Why should voters elect you?

"With 20 years' experience as a management executive, I will work to bring to our city professional, fair-minded and cost-effective city management."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

CParkExcellence@aol.com

Eric C. Olson *

Age: 35

Residence: Calvert Hills.

Education: BA, history, Elmira College; MA, American studies, University of Maryland.

Occupation: Director, Healthy Communities Campaign, Sierra Club.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, College Park City Council, 1997-present; member, Calvert Hills Citizens Association; former member, College Park Committee for a Better Environment; council liaison, College Park Education Advisory Committee; member, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Air Quality Committee; alternate member, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Transportation Planning Board; board member, Coalition to Build the Purple Line; past chairman, National League of Cities University Communities Caucus.

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

"Protecting the quality of life in our neighborhoods. This council has taken strong, innovative measures to address problem properties, encourage homeownership and discourage investors from buying up homes. I have led many of these efforts. We increased the fine for renting a house without a permit to the maximum $1,000. We shortened the time to comply with picking up litter. We increased code enforcement staff. We gave homeowners a tax credit; rentals don't get that break. We implemented noise enforcement and contract police. Route 1 redevelopment should not harm neighborhoods. I identified a grant for community involvement in planning redevelopment."

Why should voters elect you?

"I am an effective advocate on the City Council, and a leader protecting our neighborhoods, increasing code enforcement and revitalizing Route 1 and downtown."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

ericolson12@aol.com