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An asterisk (*) denotes an incumbent.

0 The general election will take place Nov. 5.

U.S. President

*William Jefferson Clinton (D)

Age: 49

Little Rock, AR

Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr. (D)


Round Hill, VA

Lamar Alexander (R)

Age: 55

Walland, TN

Pat Buchanan (R)

Age: 57


McLean, VA

Robert Dole (R)

Age: 72

Russell, KS

Robert K. Dornan (R)

Age: 62


Garden Grove, CA

Malcolm S. Forbes Jr. (R)

Bedminster, NJ

Phil Gramm (R)


Alan Keyes (R)


Darnestown, MD

! Richard Lugar (R)

Age: 61

Indianapolis, IN

Maurice Taylor (R)

Age: 51


Quincy, IL

Although Phil Gramm will appear on the ballot, he has withdrawn his name from the race.


U.S. Congress, District 1

James Brown (D)

' No reply received.


Nancy L. Centofante (D)

Biography: Education: B.S. Zoology 1976; Medical Doctorate 1980. Specialty training completed 1984; Private practice. Anesthesiologist 1984 to present. Experience: As a physician, I have experience as a patient advocate and can provide real world insight during debates on health insurance reform. My strong science background would enable me to debunk junk science...

Steven R. Eastaugh (D)

Biography: Age: 43. Education: Waterman's son received scholarship to Harvard, work-study job cleaning toilets. After graduating went on to get Doctor of Public Health degree, Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, 1978. Medical school professor for 18 years, author seven books. Experience: Lost by 300 votes fall 1994 in my first run for Congress. Member of ...

Ralph Gies (D)

Biography: Age: 71. Education: B.S. Business Administration - Accounting Major - Univ. of Md.. Additional education: Washington College, Johns Hopkins, Univ. of Md.. Continued education - seminars: Md.. Society of Accountants., MSPA, NATP. Experience: Self employed as accountant since 1958; systems analyst computers) U.S. Government. - 15 years; active in church projects since 1946.


Jan Graham (D)

Biography: Age: 59. Education: B.A., Adelphi University; M.A., Adelphi University. Experience: Businesswoman, teacher, and activist in civic and political organizations. Leadership positions in organizations such as League of Women Voters, Democratic Women's Clubs of Maryland, and Democratic Central Committee Kent County. Organizer of environmental groups and member

of county level economic development councils.

Michael C. Maloney (D)

Biography: Age: 55. Education: Towson Catholic High School; Englewood High, Colorado. Professional baseball contract by Kansas City Athletics upon graduation. Littleton, Col. Police Department, 1968-1969. Bachelor of Arts degree; J.D. University Baltimore School of Law. Federal Block Grants Administrator, Federalsburg. Experience: Currently State's Attorney in Dorchester County, elected in 1990 and 1994. First full-time State's Attorney in Dorchester County.

John MacDonald Rea (D)


Biography: Age: 35. Education: I have graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School; Southern Senior High School and Loyola College. Experience: I have five years experience as an accountant and eight years as a salesman. I have done my internship with the General Assembly, run for Congress, run for Alderman, run for County Council and worked on campaigns.

Thomas E. Anderson (R)

Biography: Age: 52. Experience: As husband and father, I understand the horrendous price society is paying for the destruction of the family. As a businessman and farmer, I understand the detrimental influence of bureaucratic manipulations and the financial burden of over regulation on taxpayers. As a citizen, I know it is time to restore...

Robert Gawthrop (R)

' No reply received.

*Wayne T. Gilchrest (R)


Biography: Age: 49. Experience: Wayne Gilchrest joined the Marine Corps after graduating high school in 1964. He earned the rank of Sergeant and was wounded in Vietnam. He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Navy Commendation Medal. He received an associate's degree from Wesley College and a

bachelor's degree from Delaware State College.

James Timothy King (R)

Biography: Age: 40. Education: Salisbury State University 1977; Degree in Education; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Arts. Experience: Supervisor, Knight Homes, Inc. Head of Construction Division, James F. Knott Development. Corp. Towson, Md.. Responsible for managing the daily operations of development/construction business. Constant interaction with County, City, State and Federal agencies. Familiar with working of economic development, planning and zoning, health, environmental and Corp. of Engineers. Constant interaction ...

Bradlyn McClanhan (R)

Biography: Age: 45. Education: U.S. Armed Forces Institute, Ben Hoa, Vietnam. American University, Washington, D.C. Prince George's Community College. University of Maryland. Anne Arundel Community College. Major: Political Science/Psychology. Experience: Active in U.S. Politics since 1972. Endorsed by Presidents Reagan and Bush 1988, and 1990 respectively. Served in U.S. Army 1968-1972. Served in Vietnam ....


James M. Plack (R)

Biography: Age: 46. Education: Graduate, Churchill Area H.S., Pittsburgh, Pa.; Bachelor of Science, Indiana University of Pa.; Post Graduate courses - Slippery Rock State College. Experience: No previous political offices held but civic responsibilities included Board of Governors - three years - Miles River Yacht Club; Worshipful Master - two terms, Granite Lodge #177 AF&AM; Executive Committee and Board Member...

U.S. Congress, District 2

Joseph John Bish Jr. (D)

Biography: Age: 38; Education: Graduate studies Masters of Business Administration Program, Central Michigan University; Bachelors of Science Degree, Business Administration; Program Management Westinghouse School of Engineering; Business Management Computer Science Corp.; Experience: Successful management experience with family-owned Herman's Bakeries, Inc., Westinghouse, Pentagon, and NASA. Former recreation leader/volunteer Baltimore County (twice volunteer of the month)

Christopher C. Boardman (D)


Biography: Age: 49; Education/Experience: University of Chicago, 1964-1966, Temple University, College of Liberal Arts 1969-1971, B.A. non-Western History with minor in journalism. Johns Hopkins University, Evening College, Master in Liberal Arts, history, 1982. The Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, R.N., 1993-1995; 2/3 of credits completed. Various science courses at Harford, Carroll & Dundalk Community Colleges...

Connie Galiazzo DeJuliis (D)

Biography: Raised in Dundalk by working parents, and longtime advocate for working families and children. A founding member of Community Action Against Drugs and volunteer for many community organizations, Connie has been a tireless worker for stronger neighborhoods. After her election to the General Assembly in 1990, she established herself as...

Kauko H. Kokkonen (D)

Biography: Age: 57; Education: B.A. University of Maryland, Government and Pol. Major, History and Ed. Minor; ParaLegal Cent. Univ. of Md..; American Legion Member Experience: Board of Directors for five years of Towson area Democratic Club. Legislative liaison for pro-family group (about dozen years). Litigated several cases trying to end government bias against fathers.

Gilbert Peter Muirhead (D)


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James A. Young (D)

Biography: Age: none given; Education/Experience: Associate of science degree in engineering from York College and a bachelor of science degree in physics from American University; For the past several years, Congress has extended me the opportunity to present testimony on eliminating weapons of mass destruction, advances in modern technology including computers for defense and protecting the environment from the improper use of chemicals. I am an independent computer consultant in both large computers and small computers to the federal government and private industry.

Walter Boyd (R)

Biography: Age: 70; Education: B.S. Degree Industrial Management. Navy Aviation Machinist Mate School and Parachute Riggers School. Licensed pilot. Experience: Thirty years with the State of Maryland, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Division of Parole & Probation in management. Navy Veteran, World War II, 1942-1945, served in North Africa.

*Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R)


Biography: Age: 38; Education: Wake Forest, J.D. 1982; Princeton University, B.A. 1979; The Gilman School, 1975. Experience: Member, U.S. Congress, 1994-present; Member, Maryland House of Delegates, 1986-94; Attorney, of Counsel Ober, Laler, Grimes & Shriver, Baltimore, 1982-1994.

Russell Mirabile (R)

Biography: Age: 49; Education: HJ College graduate (Liberal Arts); Law Degree, Masters Degree Experience: Citizen and business person from Eastern Baltimore County; involved in community, civic and religious organizations.

Josef Thurston (R)

% No response received.

U.S. Congress, District 3


*Benjamin L. Cardin (D)

Biography: Age: 52. Education: University of Maryland, LLB, JD 1967, first in class; University of Pittsburgh, B.A. 1964, cum laude; City College High School 1961. Experience: U. S. House of Representatives, 1987-. Ways and Means Committee, Subcommittees on Health and Oversight, Ethics Committee. Maryland House of Delegates, 1967-1986. Speaker, 1979-1986.

Chairman, Ways and Means Committee, 1974-1979.

Dan Hiegel (D)

Biography: Age: 41. Education: Jared Taylor Fellow. Experience: Sole 1994 Democratic opponent of Benjamin Cardin and Federal Taxpayer-funded midnight basketball.

Joseph Cilipote (R)


' No reply received.

Patrick L. McDonough (R)

Biography: Age: 52. Experience: Small business owner, TV and Radio commentator and former state legislator. Elected Maryland House of Delegates, Convention delegate. Served as executive assistant to the County Executive and on numerous boards. Community association president. Lifetime Maryland resident. Attended area schools, including University of Baltimore. Guest panelist "Conference Call" radio show...

Carroll Myers (R)

' No reply received.

U. S. Congress, District 5


Thomas W. Defibaugh Sr. (D)

' No reply received.

*Steny H. Hoyer (D)

Biography: Age: 56. Education: Univ. of Md., B.S. 1963; graduated with high honors and selected Outstanding Graduating Male; Georgetown Univ. JD 1966. Experience: Practicing attorney 1966-1980; Md. State Senate 1966-1978; president, Md. Senate 1975-1978; Md. Board of Higher Education 1978-1981; U.S. House of Representatives 1981-present. hTC Appropriations committee; ranking member of subcommittee on


James J. Inabinett Jr. (R)


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John S. Morgan (R)

Biography: Age: 32. Education: B.S., physics, Loyola College in Md.; MSE, materials science, Johns Hopkins Univ.; Ph.D., materials science, Johns Hopkins Univ. Experience: Member, Md. House of Delegates 1990-present; ranking Republican, Commerce and Government Matters Committee; member, Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics.

John Douglas Parran (R)

Biography: Age: 43. Education: Public elementary, junior high schools; Charlotte Hall Military Academy, St. Mary's County, 1966-1970; high school diploma; no college. Experience: Videocassette recorder repair service, technician; video photography; produced as community service, without compensation, public access cable TV show featuring community events, government meetings, etc. Served on county government's Citizens' Advisory Committee.

Eugene R. Zarwell (R)


' No reply received.