Columbia elections starting today

April 21, 2006|By TYRONE RICHARDSON | TYRONE RICHARDSON,SUN REPORTER

It is that time again, Columbians - time to get out and vote.

Elections are being held to select members of the Columbia Council and respective village boards. Kings Contrivance begins a two-day selection process today, while seven other villages will hold elections tomorrow. The Town Center election will be held April 29; there is no election this year in Owen Brown.

Here is the voting schedule and the names of the candidates:

(* denotes incumbent)

Dorsey's Search: Columbia Council - no election; Village Board - (four candidates for four seats) *Brian Cuthie, Greg Pelesh, *Diane Turner, *Larry Winston.

Polls: Open tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Linden Hall, 4765 Dorsey Hall Drive. One vote is allowed per household, and voters must have been a resident since at least March 1.

Harper's Choice: Columbia Council (two candidates for one seat) - David Willemain, Cynthia Coyle; Village Board - no election.

Polls: Open tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the Safeway in the village center. One vote is allowed per property.

Hickory Ridge: Columbia Council - *Miles Coffman, (uncontested); Village Board - (seven candidates for five seats) Dawn Ashburn, George Bendor, *Linda Hitzelberger, *Tom Louden, *Nancy McCord, *Gregg Schwind, *David Zeitzer.

Polls: Open tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring. One vote is allowed per household owner and tenant.

Kings Contrivance: Columbia Council - no election; Village Board - (two candidates for three seats) *Hillary Bierce, Lorraine Kelly. (A third member will be appointed next month.)

Polls: Open today from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Polling on both dates at Amherst House, 7251 Eden Brook Drive. One vote is allowed per resident, who must be at least 18 years old.

Long Reach: Columbia Council - no election; Village Board - (three candidates for three seats) *Karen Hitcho, *Bridget Mugane, *William Taylor.

Polls: Open tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the village center. One vote is allowed per owner and/or tenant.

Oakland Mills: Columbia Council - *Barbara L. Russell (uncontested); Village Board - (four candidates for five seats) *Phil Engelke, *Karen Gray, *W. "Kriz" Krizmanich, *William Woodcock. (A fifth member will be appointed next month.)

Polls: Open tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place. One vote per household for owner and/or tenant.

Owen Brown: Columbia Council - *Pearl Atkinson-Stewart (uncontested); Village Board - no election. The two incumbents, Rani Chohan and Andy Stack, will be appointed by the Village Board on May 2.

River Hill: Columbia Council - no election; Village Board - (four candidates for three seats) Larry Blickman, *Todd Harrison, Sean Keller, Michelle Potocko.

Polls: Open tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Columbia Gym, and from 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Claret Hall, 6020 Daybreak Circle. One vote is allowed per resident, who must be at least 18 years old, with identification.

Town Center: Columbia Council - (two candidates for one seat) Gail Broida, *Jud Malone; Village Board - (four candidates for two seats) *Burt Knauft, Stephen Meskin, Hugh Tousey, Linda Wengel.

Polls: Open April 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Vantage Point Park and from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. at Vantage House and Evergreens House for residents only. One vote is allowed per property.

Wilde Lake: Columbia Council - (two candidates for one seat) Philip Kirsch, William Santos; Village Board - (six candidates for five seats) *Sarah Croushler, *Vincent Marando, Linda Odum, *Mary Pivar, *Rhoda Toback, Robert Vogel.

Polls: Open tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the village center outside Giant Food. One vote allowed per property owner and/or tenant.

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