Tyrone Furman (R)

Age: 44

Residence: Annapolis.

Education: BA, general studies, University of Maryland, College Park.

Occupation: Counselor, Young Fathers Employment Support Program, Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services.

Elected offices/civic activities: None given.

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

"The growth in Ward 4, coupled with the overall growth in the City of Annapolis, has made traffic and the strain on our infrastructure almost unbearable."

Why should voters elect you?

"Lived in this city for 17-plus years and have served many of the people in my ward through my job."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

furmanfor4@yahoo.com

Wayne Taylor (D)

Age: 47

Residence: Annapolis.

Education: 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?

"Annexation is among our most urgent problems because its ramifications involve issues, such as those pertaining to the environment and several levels of socioeconomic disparity, that potentially have a negative impact on some of our communities."

Why should voters elect you?

"I've worked hard to prepare myself to meet and find solutions to the challenges we face, and will continue that work with Ward 4 residents."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

inezwayne@comcast.net