Councilman only mayoral candidate in Manchester

Incumbent decides not to seek re-election

April 07, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Barring a write-in campaign, Manchester Councilman Christopher D'Amario will run unopposed for mayor in the May 18 municipal election.

The filing deadline was Monday, and town officials said no other candidates had filed to fill the seat held by Mayor Elmer C. Lippy Jr., 78, who announced last week that he would not seek re-election because of health concerns.

D'Amario, 37, said he waited to see what Lippy planned to do before deciding to seek the town's highest office.

"If Elmer had decided to run again, I would not have run against him," D'Amario, a forensic chemist for the Baltimore County Police Department, said yesterday. "Basically, Elmer and I see the world in the same way."

Sufficient drinking water and a bypass to eliminate the Route 30 rush-hour traffic congestion will remain important issues for the election, he said.

Six candidates have filed for two council seats, including incumbent James Singer, a retired machinist.

Singer won election in 1995 after he had filled the vacated seat of Robert C. Kolodziejski.

Also running are: Howard Grundland, Mary E. Minderlein, Mark J. Mangieri, A. Geoffrey Rice and Ryan M. Warner.

Pub Date: 4/07/99

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