Greg Stiverson, a 33-year-Annapolitan, has announced that he will run to be the next Ward 6 alderman in Annapolis.
Stiverson, who has never run for public office, has 23 years of management experience in state government, according to a statement. He has also served as president of the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation, the Annapolis Opera, the Annapolis Symphony and other volunteer groups.
"I will work hard to increase public understanding of our city's public housing needs while supporting efforts to reduce crime through effective policing and programs that encourage youth education and economic opportunity," said Stiverson, 62, a Republican.
Priorities in Stiverson's campaign will include working for professional management in the city, "solving the Market House mess" and turning City Dock into a "place for people, not cars."
Current Ward 6 Alderwoman Julie M. Stankivic said she does not plan to run for re-election and recruited Stiverson to replace her.
"He's a very smart man, and he has considerable knowledge of budgets and financing," Stankivic said.