Michael Christman (R)

Age: 43

Residence: West Annapolis.

Education: MS, applied science, Naval Postgraduate School; BS, history, U.S. Naval Academy.

Occupation: Director, business development, Knowledge Management Solutions Inc.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, West Annapolis Civic Association; volunteer, Box of Rain charitable foundation; member, Weems Creek Conservancy; midshipman family sponsor, U.S. Naval Academy.

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

"Quality of life is a primary issue. Uncontrolled street crime and violent crime, sewage spills and runoff into our creeks, fiscal mismanagement and inadequate public facilities are all issues that negatively affect our quality of life. We must hold development in check and cannot allow our residential streets to become thruways. In addition, the divisiveness that paralyzes our city government does not provide a conducive environment for good decision making. As a result, the citizens of Ward 2 and the city at large suffer. It is critical that our city council lead in a positive and representative manner."

Why should voters elect you?

"As a lifelong Annapolitan, I know the needs of Ward 2. And I am committed to building consensus to protect our ward's quality of life."

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Debbie Rosen McKerrow (D)

Age: 57

Residence: Admiral Heights.

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."

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