Mount Airy's election is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, May 1. Voting will take place in the Firemen's Activities Building, 1008 Twin Arch Road, Mount Airy.
Voters will choose one of three candidates for mayor among incumbent Mayor Patrick Rockinberg and newcomers Ben Greenstein and Joe Muise. Voters will also choose among three candidates — Leslie Dickinson, Larry Hushour, Karl Munder and incumbent Scott Strong — for two seats on the Town Council. Both mayor and council are for four-year terms.
The Times asked each of the six candidates to answer a questionnaire, telling readers about their background and their top three priorities should they be elected Mayor or to the Town Council. Their responses are presented unedited.
Candidate For: Mount Airy Town Council
Past political experience: None
Profession: Natural Resources Planner
Years Experience: 16 Years
Current employment: Maryland Department of the Environment
How many years: 16
Education: Bachelor's of Arts degree in Environmental Studies, policy concentration, from Hood College in Frederick; Master's of Science in Environmental Science, policy concentration from Johns Hopkins University.
Community groups involved in: Sterling Glen HOA for the past 4 years
Schools: Work with both the Carroll and Frederick counties to maintain the excellent public schools. I will do everything within my power as a councilman to prevent MAES from being closed.
Neighborhoods: Will work to maintain the small town charm of the town and its neighborhoods through thoughtful and appropriate land use decisions and policies.