new face in Emmitsburg politics thinks he has the right stuff to make a
difference in town.
Stan Mazaleski, 70, has lived in Emmitsburg for less than two years, but has
lived in Frederick County for 30 years. He cites an extensive background in
education and his work experience as the key reasons he should be entrusted
with one of the seats on the town council up for election in May.
Mazaleski is the fifth person to sign up to run for two open slots,
following Harold Craig, Bill O'Neil, Dianne Walbrecker and current town
Commissioner Clifford Sweeney.
Among the important issues Mazaleski cites in the town are water safety, the
deterioration and repair of the sewer system and the construction of a
much-needed bypass, he told The Gazette in an interview Monday.
Mazaleski envisions a bypass for the town that will allow traffic from the
west to cut southeast toward the Fire Academy and not have to go directly
through town. His plan is to seek grants from the State of Maryland and the
federal government to fund the project. Given his public health background, he
also believes he will be an attribute in dealing with water and sewer concerns
in the town.
Mazaleski has other goals as well, which include pushing for school vouchers
and promoting reading, writing and arithmetic.
Right now Mazaleski is basically retired, but he drives a bus for the
Frederick County Public Schools. Before that, however, he had a wide range of
education and work experience.
His background includes a Ph.D. in preventative medicine and public health
from the University of Texas, following a Bachelor of Science degree in
education and biology from the University of Scranton (Pa.), and a master's
degree in environmental science from the University of Oklahoma.
Mazaleski's work history includes the position of Director of the Chautauqua
County Drug Education and Prevention Consortium in the New York public school
system, a position as a research instructor of medicine at the Washington
University Medical School, and a position as Laboratory Supervisor at the
Veterans Administration Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.