Former Carroll County Commissioner Elmer C. Lippy has filed to run for Manchester mayor in the May 16 election.
In a statement yesterday, Mr. Lippy said he wants another chance at the mayor's job. He said his "dedication and energy produced solid accomplishments" for the town.
"Now, in 1995, opportunity is presented to serve my community again. A calming, mediating and experienced voice is needed," he said.
Former Manchester Councilman and Hampstead Town Manager John A. Riley and current Mayor Earl A. J. "Tim" Warehime have said they are considering running for mayor.
Mr. Lippy was the only candidate to officially file for the office as of yesterday.
Mr. Lippy, 74, was a town councilman from 1983 until 1987, when he was elected mayor. He held the office until he was elected a Carroll commissioner in 1990. The Democrat was defeated last fall in his bid for a second term as commissioner.
Two residents have filed to run for council seats -- A. Geoffrey Rice and incumbent Christopher D'Amario.
Two seats are open in the May election.
The deadline to file for either nonpartisan office is Monday.