In the general election for the County Council District E seat, a key issue will likely be how the county can get the money it needs to expand public services.
In that race, two-term incumbent G. Edward Fielder, who was unopposed in the Democratic primary race, will face Republican and farmer, Robert S. Wagner.
Wagner was also unopposed in the primary race.
The two men, both from outside Bel Air and both advocates of agriculture preservation programs, agree on most issues. But the two differ in the steps they'd take to control growth and pay for facilities like roads and schools.
Fielder, 43, says he favors adoption of an adequate public facilities law. Wagner, 33, says he would propose that home buyers pay a fee directly to the county to help pay for such services.