Town Council

About the Council

Marnie Shaul - Term expires 2019

Marnie Shaul was elected to the Town Council in 2007, and has served as President of the Council since 2008.  She has focused on improving the Town’s infrastructure, budget, personnel policies, and on enhancing community spirit.  During her professional  career, she worked at the United States Government Accountability Office where she did research for Congress on topics such as K-12 education and airline competition.  She also worked in the Department of Development for the State of Ohio.  She has a Ph.D. in economics from The Ohio State University.

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Barbara Condos - Term expires 2018

Barbara Condos has resided in Somerset since 1978, where she raised her daughters, Cathy and Liz. A George Washington University Law School graduate, she retired after 35 of practicing law in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Prior to her election to the Town Council in 2012, she served on the Pool Committee that she chaired for two years. She has attended various Mayland Municipal League classes and, most recently, attended a tutorial on Traffic Signs sponsored by the Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center.  She is an enthusiastic participant in water aerobic classes, an avid reader, and struggles with a never ending battle to get her house organized.

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Dudley Fowlkes - Term expires 2018

Since studying History at the University of Montana, Dudley Fowlkes has been trying in his own way to make it.  He's been in Hospitality, Farming, Fishing, Education, Construction, and the Arts.  In between, he works with wood, both as vocation and avocation.  His latest venture is Fatherhood which, in a strange turn, led him in 2013 to the scene of his elementary youth, Somerset.  He might be seen walking in Town with his wife, Jamie, or on his bike with any or all of his three sons. Volunteering at school, sitting by the pool, on the trails and the pavements, he seeks to connect across generations, and is currently learning to play some of his favorite songs on guitar.

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Franny Peale - Term expires 2019

Franny Peale has lived in Somerset since 2000 where she and her husband have raised three children.  She became a Council Member in 2012. She is a graduate of Harvard University, received a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and practiced corporate and securities law. She has volunteered at Somerset Elementary School as a room parent and classroom aide, for the PTA as kindergarten orientation organizer, and for the Somerset Elementary School Foundation. Her interests include various craft hobbies, and she enjoys reading, yard work and exercising. 

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Barbara Zeughauser - Term expires 2019

Barbara Zeughauser has lived in Somerset since 1985 with her husband George Schlossberg and her two children, Elizabeth and Will. In 2006, she retired as the Director of Paralegals at a large national law firm, after a 27 year career.  She was first elected to the Somerset Town Council in 2009. During the school year, she works as a substitute teacher at a small primary school.  In her free time, she enjoys walking her dog, Sydney, around Somerset, seeing others along the way, as well as jogging through the neighborhood and on the Crescent Trail.

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Marnie Shaul, Council President

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Barbara Condos

Barbara Condos

Dudley Fowlkes

Dudley Fowlkes

Franny Peale

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Barbara Zeughauser

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