Mount Airy Council Candidate: Karl Munder

Candidate For: Mount Airy Town Council

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

Campaign priorities

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.

Economic Development: Will work with all types of business and organizations in town to attract new types of businesses and retain existing business. This would be done by listening to current businesses to see what the town has done, is doing, and what they believe the town needs to do for businesses to come and stay. Promote the advantages that Mt. Airy has: Location, educated workforce, low tax rate. Work with state and local governments to leverage economic development programs and funds that could assist the town's current and future business owners.