An employee at the Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Linthicum is seeking a town council seat in Carroll County.
Robert Kolodziejski of Manchester, a member of the north Carroll County town's Planning and Zoning Commission, has announced that he will run as a write-in candidate in the May 21 election.
The 38-year-old Westinghouse supervisor will be challenging councilman John A. Riley and political newcomer Joseph S. Gayer. The two were previously unchallenged for the two seats on the council, which pays $500 a year.
"I have nothing against the incumbent, but let's give it back to the people and let them decide whom they want to oversee government of the town," said Kolodziejski. He added that he was encouraged to join the race after the filing deadline by friends, family members and town officials.
Kolodziejski said his first priority is to establish name recognition. He said he plans to campaign door-to-door, handing out fliers, possibly with a name card attached.
"It will make it as easy as possible for the people who want to makea choice," he said. "They can bring the card with them to vote.
"I checked and found out that the spelling doesn't have to be exact. Idon't think there's anybody else with a name like mine."
The Buena Vista subdivision resident said managing growth is among his top concerns. He has served on the planning board for about one year.
"So much has happened in the last year I was on the commission in the growth of the town and county," he said. "I want to watch exactly how the growth does occur."
SEND-OFF PARTY FOR SMITH
A surprise party celebrated the retirement of Deputy Sheriff James J. "Smitty" Smith April 26 at Michael's 8th Avenue. The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 106, Smith's family, friends, and members of the Sheriff's Office were in attendance to recognize his 23 years of service.
Among the honors bestowed on Smith were a Governor's Citation, a County Executive's Citation, a County Council Resolution and a House of Delegates Resolution.
Smith retired from the Anne Arundel County Sheriff's Office April 1.
FLEMING UNVEILS PHOTOS
Annapolis-based photographer Kevin Fleming was on hand to unveil the five winning entries recently in the "Marylanders At Work" 1990 Maryland Community College Photography Contest at the the Department of Economic and Employment Development offices, 1100 North Eutaw St., Baltimore.
Fleming, who works for National Geographic magazine, was one of the judges for the contest, which contained entries from college students.
WOMEN ELECT SLATE
Delegate Elizabeth S. Smith, R-Anne Arundel County, has been elected treasurer of Women Legislators of the Maryland General Assembly for1991-1992.
Sen. Barbara Hoffman, D-Baltimore City, has been elected president.
Serving with Hoffman and Smith on the executive board are: Delegate Sheila Hixson, D-Montgomery County, president-elect; Delegate Betty Workman, D-Allegany and Garrett counties, first vice president; Delegate Ruth Kirk, D-Baltimore City, second vice president; Delegate Christine Jones, D-Prince George's County, secretary; Sen.Mary Boergers, D-Montgomery County, immediate past president; Delegate Marsha Perry, D-Anne Arundel County, executive board member; and Delegate Anne Marie Doory, D-Baltimore City, executive board member.
The caucus' purpose is to develop legislation assisting women to cooperate with other women's groups and to encourage the participation of women in the Maryland government.
DIETITIAN GIANFORTE LAUDED
North Arundel Hospital Professional Center's Mary M. Gianforte has beennamed as Young Dietitian of 1991 by the Maryland Dietetic Association.
Gianforte was selected out of nearly 1,000 dietitians for the honor. The criteria for this award are based upon outstanding performance, unusual accomplishments, concern for optimal nutrition and active involvement in the profession.
Gianforte has appeared on television and radio stations as a guest speaker regarding nutrition and health. She lives in Severn with her husband and is expecting her first child in May.
CENTURELLI HAS LEAD ROLE
Sue Centurelli, a second-grade teacher in Anne Arundel County public school, is starring as AnnaLeonowens, tutor to the royal children of Siam in F. Scott Black's Towsontowne Dinner Theatre production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I."
The Arnold resident will perform as the English schoolteacher in the musical, which runs through June 16.
MODEL PARENTS SOUGHT
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is looking for"model parents" in the Maryland Most Beautiful Parents Project.
The program is aimed at recognizing outstanding parents or any adult responsible for the care of children. To be eligible, an individual must be at least 18 and a county resident acting as the primary care-giver to a child aged 6 months to 18 years.
Self-nomination is prohibited, and nominees will receive a recognition certificate. The winner will be selected to represent Anne Arundel County in the statewide contest.
Gov. William Donald Schaefer will award the winner from each county with a gift.
Nomination forms are available at each of the county's health centers, libraries and other participating agencies. Deadline is July 1, 1991. Information: 222-7095.