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Bruce W. Gartner

Title: Executive secretary of the Maryland Transportation Authority

Age: 48

Education: B.A. in political science and a master's degree in public policy analysis, both from the University of Rochester

Residence: Annapolis

Hometown: Moon Township, Pa.

Family: Three sons: Owen (college sophomore), Emmett and Eli (high school sophomores)

Interests: Music, cycling, kayaking/stand-up paddle boarding and hiking (or skiing if I could find the time between January and March)