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0 The general election will take place Nov. 5.
U.S. Congress, District 6
Don Allensworth (D)
Biography: B.A. Ohio Wesleyan University; M.B.A. Ohio State University. Author, 10 books on American Government, published by J. B. Lippincott, Harper & Row, Prentice Hall & Praeger (CBS).
Stephen Crawford (D)
Biography: B.A. Cornell; M.G.A., Wharton; Ph.D., Columbia. Private-First Lieutenant (Airborne-Ranger), Army (enlisted), 1964-1967 (Vietnam: Bronze Star etc.); professor Bates; assistant dean, Penn; executive director Einstein Institution and Maryland's Center of International Security Studies; President Crawford Associates; member: Chambers' Small Business Council, county Red Cross Board, Substance Abuse Council,
David P. Koontz (D)
Biography: South Hagerstown High School; Western Maryland College, Political Science/History. My experience in the
community ranges from civic involvement to the government skills of serving on the City of Hagerstown Board of Public Safety and the Election Board as well as the Frederick County Human Relations Commission.
David L. Osmundson (D)
Biography: Broadcasting diploma; B.A., Political Science; M.A., International Relations. Raised on Iowa farm; worked way through college; U.S. Air Force; 30 years NSA/DOD; travel: Mideast, Africa, Asia, NATO, UN/Geneva; President, outside steering council, prison congregation; taught counternarcotics; briefed about justice system eight states; President, Lutheran congregation; 30 years Maryland resident.
*Roscoe G. Bartlett (R)
Biography: B.S., Columbia Union College; Master's and Ph.D. University of Maryland. A resident of Frederick since 1961, Barlett worked as a professor, research scientist, small businessman, and farmer prior to his election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992. He has 10 children and nine grandchildren.
John J. Kubricky (R)
Biography: Earned two undergraduate science degrees from Johns Hopkins University, with graduate school at Hopkins and University of Maryland; graduate of Mount St. Joseph's in Baltimore. Twenty-seven years advanced electronics systems and research industry; general manager; U.S. Army service 1967 to 1969 including tour with 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam.
Frederic M. Parker (R)
Biography: Attended Oregon State University, Bachelor degree of Science-Electrical Engineering and Bachelor of Science degree -Electronics Engineering with high scholarship(1986). Attended Johns Hopkins University, Master of Administrative Science-Management degree(1992). Currently working as an Engineer (Senior Systems Engineer) and have been doing so for the past 10 years.
U.S. Congress, District 7
Mary W. Conaway (D)
Biography: Age:52. Education: Master's of Divinity; Post Graduate Courses, Clinical Psychology; Master's of Education/Mental Retardation; Bachelor of Art. Experience: Register of Wills, Baltimore City (elected) 1982-present; Pastor of John Wesley-Waterbury United Methodist Church; Teacher of Music, Language Learning Disabled and Mildly Limited Coordinator, Parent and Child Center; Day Care Teacher; Professional Singer.
Vincent R. Cuffari (D)
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Elijah E. Cummings (D)
Biography: Education: Graduate, Baltimore City College. Bachelor's of Science, Howard University, 1973. Graduate Juris Doctorate, University of Maryland School of Law, admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1976. Experience: Member of the Maryland House of Delegates since 1983. Speaker Pro Tem of House since 1996. First African-American to serve in State's history. ..
Clarence Davis (D)
Biography: Age: 53. Education: Dunbar Jr.-Sr. H.S.; B.A. Political Science; M.A. History Social Science; Doctoral Studies - Morgan State University. Experience: Civil Rights Organizer - Congress of Racial Equality (Deep South); Writer - Publisher; Administrator/Manager - Catholic Charities; Woodstock Job Corps Center, and Veterans Administration. Community Development - Harford County. Faculty - Catonsville Community College and Essex Community College...
Mark J. Einstein (D)
Biography: Age: 47. Education: B.S. Accounting, University of Baltimore, 1971; Certified Public Accountant, 1973. Experience: Practicing CPA for over 20 years. Extensive experience with affordable housing in both urban and suburban areas. Financial management experience with individuals and business, both large and small.
Lynn Sherwood Harris (D)
Biography: Education: Coppin State College (Management Science Major and made Deans List); Dunbar Senior High School, third highest average out of 345 students. Experience: Deputy Clerk Circuit Court Baltimore City; President Sandtown-Winchester Improvement Association; Chapter #11 Vice President of Maryland Classified Employees Association; and Sandtown Habitat for Humanity, (Jimmy Carter) Board member.
Ava M. Herndon (D)
Biography: Age: 38. Education: Honors graduate, Foreign Languages, Morgan 1980, and Douglas 1975; Numerous scholarships; the Aime Cesaire Award. Elected to treasurer and president of PTA organizations in Europe and Baltimore; elected to law school class vice-president and president. Experience: Employment history includes public school teaching, investment advisor, and labor benefits negotiating.
Arnold W. Howard (D)
Biography: Age: 45. Education: B.S. Engineering; M.S. Business Management; M.Div. and D. Min. in Theology; Numerous. Experience: Pastor, Enon Baptist Church; Co-Chair, Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development; President, Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance; Member, Empowerment Zone Board; Teacher, United Baptist College and Seminary.
A. Robert Kaufman (D)
Biography: Education: PS 62; PS 64; The Park School, Goddard College, Morgan State College. Experience: Social activist 48 years, Civil Rights freedom rider, opposed Vietnam War, Supported two state solution for Israel, Founded City-Wide Insurance Coalition, now City-Wide Coalition, Campaigning to take profits out of drugs, Supports gay rights, Socialist lecturer.
Delores G. Kelley (D)
Biography: Age: 59. Education: Ph.D. University of Maryland (College Park); M.A., Purdue University, M.A., New York University, B.A., Virginia University. Experience: College Professor; past Secretary of Maryland Democratic Party; House of Delegates 1991-95; Maryland Senate, 1995-present; Chair, Joint Statutory Committee on Federal Relations; first Vice President, Women Legislators of Maryland.
Dora Due Logue (D)
Biography: Age: 60. Education: Physician, Md. with Masters in public health; board certified in pediatrics, psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry. Md., University of Texas Medical Branch; M.P.H. Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore; residencies all at Johns Hopkins Hospital, except one year at Sheppard Pratt. Experience: Pediatrician for nine years, director...
Salima Siler Marriott (D)
Biography: Age: 55. Education: Baltimore City Public Schools, 1958; B.S. Morgan State College, 1964; M.S.W. Univ. of Md., 1972; D.S.W. Howard University, 1988. Experience: Science and Math Teacher, one year; Social worker in public welfare, seven years; University faculty member, 24 years; state legislator, six years.
Gregory P. McDonald (D)
Biography: Age: 39. Education: B.A. in architecture, Prairie View University, Prairie View, Texas, August 1980; graduate of the Combined Arms Service and Staff School, U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., August 1987; graduate of the Ordnance Officers Advanced Course Ordnance Center and School, Aberdeen, Md., September 1984; graduate of the Ordnance Officers Basic Course Ordnance School and Center, Aberdeen, Md., January 1981; high school: Kileen High School...
Wayne C. McLaughlin (D)
Biography: Age: 52. Education: Dundalk Sr. High 1961; Univ. Baltimore B.S. Industrial Management; Univ. Baltimore M.S. Labor Relations; Army OCS Command and general staff college. Experience: Retired U.S. Army Reserve, Lt. Col.; Served in Southeast Asia, 1967-1969. Have always been part of the management team in all aspects of my working life.
E. Peter Melcavage II (D)
Biography: Age: 26. Education: Cardinal Gibbons High School, Diploma 1987. University of Md. Baltimore Co., Bachelor of Arts 1991. University of Md. Graduate School, Baltimore, Master of Arts 1992. University of Maryland Law School, Juris Doctor, expected May 23, 1996. Experience: The Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office, Student Attorney, Helped investigate and prosecute child abuse cases.
Traci K. Miller (D)
Biography: Education: University of Maryland School of Law, Juris Doctor 1992; University of Pennsylvania, B.A. in political science, May 1989. Experience: Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City, Assistant State's Attorney, 1992'present, Juvenile Division. Prosecute juvenile respondents accused of violating the criminal laws of Maryland and local ordinances of Baltimore City. Divert juvenile offenders who might otherwise be eligible for prosecution but show potential for rehabilitation...
Kenneth C. Montague, Jr. (D)
Biography: Age: 53. Education: Maryland Law School, J.D.; Morgan State University, B.A.; Loyola High School. Experience: House of Delegates, Member 1987 to present; House Chair, Joint Committee, Legislative Ethics; Chair, Sub-committee, Family and Juvenile Law. Boards: Executive Committee, NARAL, House of Ruth, UNICEF, Eubie Blake cultural Center, Chesapeake AIDS Foundation, Union Memorial Hospital, Citizen Action.
A. Dwight Pettit (D)
Biography: Age: 51. Education: Howard University Law School, 1970, J.D.; Howard University School of Liberal Arts 1967, B.A.; Aberdeen High School, 1963 Diploma. Experience: Honorable Discharge from the Air Force,1971. Highest rank obtained: first Lieutenant. Attorney at Law; Partnership formation with Arthur Frank & Associates creating Pettit/Frank Association, 1994 to present.
Frank M. Reid III (D)
Biography: Age: 44. Education/Experience: Undergraduate degree from Yale University in African American Studies and History (double major); Master's in Divinity from Harvard University; Doctorate in Ministry from United Theological Seminary. My history background equips me to understand the past and how it impacts the future while my ministerial training included a social outreach and...
Medgar L. Reid (D)
Biography: Age: 30. Education: B.S.; University of State of New York at Albany, June 8, 1995. Experience: Student Government President, Coppin State College 1993-1994; Pastor, Reid Memorial Community Church; Chaplain, University of Maryland Medical Center;Co-Founder w/the Honorable Parren Mitchell of "The Seven Words to Save our Cities" worship service.
Craig Glenn Ring (D)
Biography: Age: 42. Education: Andover High School 1971; academic degree plus quite a few people management courses. Experience: I have never held a public office, but give it my best.
Anthony Spriggs (D)
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Shelton Stewart (D)
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Gregory T. Truitt (D)
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Joseph E. Ward (D)
Biography: Age: 57. Education: Morgan State University, Baltimore; Allegheny Technical Institute, Pittsburgh; Scott Air Force Base, Belleville, Ill.; Westinghouse Technical Training, Baltimore; Erickson GE Mobile Communications Technical School, Lynchburg, Va. Experience: I have never held an elective office. However, I have been active in community service working with youth organizations, church groups and neighborhood associations.
Theodore M. Williams Jr. (D)
Biography: Education: B.A., political science; public administration, University of Baltimore; M.A., theology, social ethics, St. Mary's Seminary. Graduate courses completed: Entrepreneurship and New Venture management, marketing management, investment management, strategic planning, management of the multinational firm and human resource management, Johns Hopkins University. Experience: Served in a lobbying capacity, Capitol Hill; Talk show host ...
Barney J. Wilson (D)
Biography: Age: 37. Education: Bachelors degree in electrical engineering, economics and mathematics; Masters degree in business administration. Experience: Owns a landscaping business. Teaches Business at the University of Baltimore. Taught for six years at Coppin State College. Ran the Small Business Development Center for Baltimore City and five counties; created over 700 jobs and helped over 100 businesses get loans. Barney is a family man and a churchgoer.
Victor Clark Jr. (R)
Biography: Age: 51.
Education: University of Baltimore, B.S. Accounting; Baltimore Polytechnic Institute; Washington University, St. Louis - Certificate, Marketing Management. Experience: 10 years of Sales Consulting. Over 20 years in business management and development. Three-term Vice-Chairman of Maryland Republican Party. Three-term member Baltimore City Central Committee.
Monroe Cornish (R)
Biography: Age: 62. Education: B.S. degree in history and social science from Coppin State College; Master's degree in education and reading from Coppin State College. Experience: I've been a teacher for three years and have been running for public office since 1976.
Robert C. Gumbs (R)
Biography: Age: 41. Education: Bachelor's in History. State University of New York. Presently working on Master's Degree in International studies, Morgan State University. Experience: Navy, 1980-1991; USS Nimitz, 1980-1983. Defense Intelligence Agency, Pentagon (Intelligence Technician), 1983-1987. USS Saratoga, 1988-1990. Alexandria Tenants Association (Political Liaison), 1986-1987. Legislative Aide, Congressman John Bryant, 1986. Maryland Army National Guard (Military Policeman), 1993-present. Smithsonian Institution, Management Assistant, 1991-1995.
Kenneth Karl Kondner (R)
Biography: Age: 54. Education: Graduated Milford Mill High School, academic course; attended Catonsville Community College, Arts and Sciences, 38 credits, 3.32 grade point average. Experience: Self-employed dental technician. Founder and operator of a small business, Precision Orthodontic Laboratory. Member Baltimore County Republican Central Committee, Patapsco Valley Republican Club, Independent Republican Coalition. Voter Registration. John S. Thomsen Award.
William H. Krehnbrink (R)
Biography: Age: 48. Education: Army Veteran earning Bronze Star w/"V" for Valor and Purple Heart; College Educated. Experience: Laborer, purchasing agent, insurance and industrial sales, diesel truck and plant maintenance mechanic/supervisor. With spouse, built and operated small business seven years. Member of several PTAs; 17 years semipro football player.