David H. Cordle Sr. (R)*

Age: 46

Residence: Hunt Meadow.

Education: BS, criminal justice, University of Delaware.

Occupation: Chief investigator, Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office.

Elected offices/civic activities: Alderman, Ward 5, Annapolis City Council, 2001-present; chairman, Annapolis Public Safety Committee; chairman, Anne Arundel County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team; board member, Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County; president, Mid-Atlantic Cold Case Homicide Investigators Association.

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

"Skyrocketing property tax assessments. People, especially seniors, are literally being taxed out of their homes. City government needs to address this issue. Myself and several other aldermen have proposed a 'homestead property tax' bill, which would limit the tax increases, on three occasions, but have been defeated."

Why should voters elect you?

"As an elected official, I listen to the needs of my constituents, work for their interests -- doing what is right for Annapolis."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

troops6@comcast.net

James R. Turner (D)

Age: 67

Residence: Stone Creek.

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, Annapolis Annexation Review Committee.

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

"Annexation that can sometimes stablize the local economy, and overdevelopment that could lead toward quality-of-life issues such as traffic congestion, public safety, affordable housing, quality education and the environmental impact on the city's infrastructure."

Why should voters elect you?

"I have been a senior manager responsible for approximately $20 million annually in human resources, facility and equipment assets in a federal production environment."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

OICaanc@netzero.com