Rob Garagiola (D)*

(Rob Garagiola)
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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Rob Garagiola (D)*

Age: 38

Residence: Germantown.

Education: BA, political science, Rutgers University; JD, George Washington University School of Law.

Occupation: Maryland state senator; lawyer, Stein Sperling.

Elected offices/civic activities: Maryland state senator, 2003-present; board member, BlackRock Center for the Arts, 2007-present; board member, Montgomery Hospice, 2007-present; board member, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce, 2000 and 2001; vice president, economic development, Germantown Chamber of Commerce, 1999; board member, Germantown Alliance, 1999-2001; board member, Germantown Citizens Association, 1998-2000; U.S. Army Reserve, 1995-2001.

What is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"Transportation: Traffic gridlock affects business and our quality of life. We need to shore up our Transportation Trust Fund to adequately fund Metro and maintain existing roads/bridges. In addition, we need to identify funding for the Corridor Cities Transitway and Purple Line. Additional (reversible) lanes are needed on I-270 from I-370 to Frederick. Education: We have among the best schools in the country. We need to continue investments in K-12 and higher education. Energy: Solar, geothermal and other renewable energy are critical to our energy future and environment, and to help create local, 'green; jobs."

Why should voters elect you?

"I still have a passion to serve. I provide responsive constituent services. I have authored substantive legislation on education, transportation, health care, energy and the environment."

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Dwight Patel (R)

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