Pease resigns Dem. panel looks to fill void

February 10, 1993|By Greg Tasker | Greg Tasker,Staff Writer

Carroll's Democratic Central Committee is looking to replace elected member Barbara S.F. Pease, who has resigned because of a pending move to Montgomery County.

"The reason for my resignation is that I'm anticipating moving out of the county," Ms. Pease said yesterday. "My [business] clients are coming more from metropolitan areas. I need to be closer to them."

Ms. Pease, former chief financial officer and senior vice president at Carroll County Bank & Trust, left that job in September to devote to her business as a property tax consultant for assessment appeals. She started the business, Property Tax Reduction Specialists, about a year before she began working at it full time.

Ms. Pease, of Westminster, was elected to a four-year term on the central committee two years ago. A new member will be appointed to serve the remainder of her term, which expires in 1994, said Gregory Pecoraro, committee chairman.

"I, for one, am really sorry to see her go," Mr. Pecoraro said. "She was a terrific committee member. She was very bright. As part of the business community, she brought to us an element we hadn't had on the committee. She has a terrific record of public service.

"It's a real loss to have her go."

Committee members will select a successor at the group's next meeting at 7:30 p.m. March 4 at the Community College Annex in Westminster.

Ms. Pease, a former committee treasurer, said she sought the central committee post because she wanted to become more active in county politics.

She also serves on the Chamber of Commerce's board of directors. That term expires at the end of this year, she said.

Ms. Pease was a member of the county's charter board, which drafted a proposal to replace the commissioner form of government with an elected council and appointed manager. Carroll voters overwhelmingly defeated that plan in November.

Ms. Pease said she didn't know whether she would seek political office elsewhere.

"I haven't thought that far ahead," she said.

"My business is keeping me real busy."

Registered Democrats interested in replacing Ms. Pease should send a letter of intent and resume to: Democratic Central Committee of Carroll County, P.O. Box 2004, Westminster, Md. 21157.

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