City Council -- 6th District Candidates City Primary Election/sixth Council District

September 08, 1991


Delano Saillye Bailey

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*Joseph J. DiBlasi

Age: 44

Neighborhood: Violetville.

Occupation: Council member and vice president of Maryland National Corp.

Education: University of Baltimore, B.S., business management with specialty in personnel and labor relations; also has master's credits in management program.

Experience in community groups, activities: Member, Baybrook, Morrell Park, Stonewall and Universal Democratic clubs; member, various boards and commissions.

Other political offices: City Council, 1983-present; currently

chairman, Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Most significant issue: The most significant issue in Baltimore City is drug-related crime. This past budget session -- as chair of Budget and Appropriations -- we added 50 foot patrol officers to the streets. More are probably necessary. It may be time to deploy our National Guard, during their two-week annual training assignment, to our areas of high crime instead of "going to camp." Public safety is the most important concern.

Arlene B. Fisher

Age: 42

Neighborhood: Harlem Park/Lafayette Square.

Occupation: Social work; supervisor with Department of Human Resources.

Education: Morgan State College, B.S.W. in social work, 1972; Kent School of Social Work, Louisville, Ky., M.S.W. in social work, 1973. Licensed certified social worker in Maryland.

Experience in community groups, activities: Commissioner, Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks; officer, Lafayette Square Community Association, Harlem Park Neighborhood Council; member, National Association of Black Social Workers, Mayor's Task Force for the Nehemiah Housing Project, NAACP; board member, Lafayette Square/Harlem Park Community Association, Phyllis Wheatley Child Development Center; parish council president, St. Pius V Roman Catholic Church.

Other political offices: State Central Committee, 39th District, 1982.

Most significant issue: Community and economic development: There is a critical shortage of decent and affordable housing. There is also a need for commercial revitalization. I believe that many residents are concerned about these problems and are willing to work toward resolutions. However, the community needs help to organize and coordinate their efforts with government and business. We should promote the empowerment of community organization to that end.

Rudolph Hooks

Age: 42

Neighborhood: Irvington.

Occupation: Self-employed carpenter.

Education: University College, 1975; Coppin State College, B.S., University of Baltimore, 1978.

Experience in community groups, activities: Board member, Irvington Community Association; vice president, St. Joseph Community Association.

Other political offices: None.

Most significant issue: The most significant issue facing my constituents is drugs. I propose to develop an education and awareness program to start in our elementary schools. Also support stiffer penalties for dealers.

Gwendolyn A. Johnson

Age: 67

Neighborhood: Cherry Hill.

Occupation: Retired.

Education: 11th grade; certificate from Community College of Baltimore in sanitation and dietary management.

Experience in community groups, activities: Member, MTA Citizens Advisory Board, Legal Aid Board of Directors, Farmer Mitchell Advisory Board (part of University Hospital), East-West Advisory Board of the Urban Services Agency.

Other political offices: Serving third term as delegate to State Central Committee for 47th District.

Most significant issue: Better housing, education, health and employment for all citizens of my council district.

Robert B. Lewis

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*Timothy D. Murphy

Age: 41

Neighborhood: Kensington/Beechfield.

Occupation: Attorney with law offices of Peter G. Angelos.

Education: Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 1972; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1976.

Experience in community groups, activities: Member, C.O.I.L. Adult Literacy Program Board, 1986-1987, Kensington and Beechfield Improvement associations, Cardinal Gibbons School Board.

Other political offices: Chairman, Democratic Central Committee for Baltimore, 1978-1982; alternate delegate, Democratic

National Convention, 1980 and 1984.

Most significant issue: Stemming the loss of middle-class property owners from Baltimore. The fiscal and sociological effects of this phenomenon are very detrimental to the city. Reduction of property tax rate. Control of crime and improved education would all contribute to reversing this trend.

Rodney A. Orange

Age: 48

Neighborhood: Franklin Square.

Occupation: Steelworker at Bethlehem Steel Corp.

Education: Morgan State University, B.A. cum laude, political science, 1976.

Experience in community groups, activities: Member, board of NAACP; Fayette House Inc.; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity; Morgan State University Alumnae Association; United Steelworkers Local 2610; Impact Democratic Action Organization; American Legion Post 213; president, Friends of Morgan LDF.

Other political offices: No response.

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