Who's for council? Only 1 seat of 3 contested Bollinger doubtful on running NORTH--Manchester * Hampstead * Lineboro

March 09, 1993|By Katherine Richards | Katherine Richards,Staff Writer

Manchester Town Councilman Gerald H. Bollinger says he'd like to give someone else a turn at the job, but he has not yet made up his mind whether he will run in the May 18 election.

"I want to see who comes forward," Mr. Bollinger said last week. If someone should run whom he could support, "I'd be happy to drop out."

He said he is in a busy period at work, and his time at home is tight because he has a 6-year-old and 3-year-old twins.

"I would certainly love to give the job to someone else," he said.

The seats now held by Mr. Bollinger, Charlotte Collett and Geoffrey Black will be contested in May.

Only one person has filed as a candidate, Clerk-Treasurer Paul Kolar said Thursday. Ray Unger, 52, filed as a candidate in December.

Mr. Unger said he has lived in Manchester 4 1/2 years. He is the Carroll County mortgage representative for Loyola Federal Savings Bank. During the 1960s, he was a police officer in Baltimore and Baltimore County.

He said he has never held political office before.

Mr. Unger said he is running because "I think the council needs, maybe, some fresh ideas and some fresh thinking. I think a little common sense is very important."

For example, he said he favors a parking permit program for people who live on Main Street that would allow them to park in front of their homes unrestricted, despite the two-hour limits there.

Mrs. Collett said she will not decide until early April whether she will run for re-election, but said: "I probably will."

She said she was in the middle of several projects that she would like to finish.

Mr. Black said he "expects" to run, but has not made a final decision. He said he has three small children, and would like to spend more time with them.

"I should be making a decision in the next couple of weeks," he said.

The deadline for filing as a candidate is April 12, Mr. Kolar said.

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