Halstad is chosen as new president of Westminster council

May 18, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

The Westminster Common Council selected a new president at its reorganizational meeting last night.

Councilman Damian L. Halstad, 37, a Westminster attorney in his second council term, replaces Edward S. Calwell in the nonvoting chairman's seat.

Calwell, 53, a self-employed training consultant and antiques dealer, had been council president since November 1994.

L. Gregory Pecoraro was chosen vice president, or president pro tem, of the council.

Also last night, newcomer Kevin L. Dayhoff took his seat on the council. He replaces Stephen R. Chapin Sr., who chose not to run for a third term.

Westminster voters last week elected Dayhoff, 45, a landscape designer who had served on several city and county boards, and returned incumbents Suzanne P. Albert, 66, a retired state health official, and Pecoraro, 40, an assistant secretary with the Maryland Department of Transportation.

Pub Date: 5/18/99

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