Two incumbents and one political newcomer will battle for two Aberdeen City Council seats. Voting for the two-year positions will be May 2.
Ronald Kupferman, council president, and Macon L. Tucker are being challenged by Douglas Wilson, a certified public accountant in Aberdeen.
The council is made up of the mayor and four council members whose terms are staggered.
The biggest issues this year are the revitalization of Aberdeen's downtown and upgrading the city's infrastructure, particularly to provide adequate water and sewage service.
Another issue is the feasibility of building a museum to honor the legendary Ripken baseball family, whose hometown is Aberdeen.
Mr. Kupferman, a 54-year-old insurance salesman for Prudential Insurance, has been on the council since 1978.
Mr. Tucker, 43, has been a teacher at Aberdeen High School for more than 20 years. He is finishing his second term.
Mr. Kupferman and Mr. Tucker were challenged unsuccessfully in 1993 by Barbara O. Kreamer, a former Harford County Council and House of Delegates member.