But Harman said county voters want a real choice between candidates — and that the feedback he's gotten on the campaign trail has been encouraging.

"I'm looking for 50 percent plus one — and I don't care if we have to have a recount again," he said.

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George Harman

Party: Republican

Age: 70

Education: Bachelor of Science in biology, Towson University

Occupation: Part-time environmental consultant; retired manager, Maryland Department of the Environment

Family: Married, three children, three grandchildren