Jerry Cave (R)

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Jerry Cave (R)

Age: 57

Residence: Bethesda.

Education: BA, sociology, Tulane.

Occupation: Publisher, Washington Home and Garden online magazine; president, Cave Communications.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Chamber of Commerce; adult leader, Boy Scouts of America; former coach, Maryland Exiles youth rugby; inductee, Washington Irish RFC Hall of Fame.

What is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"Montgomery County receives only 18 cents for every $1 we send to Maryland when the average county receives 51 cents. We send $3 billion and receive back about $500 million. This underfunding causes the nation's fourth-worst traffic, an unaffordable $11 commuter toll on the ICC and a proposed aboveground (vs. underground) Purple Line that will destroy the Crescent Trail. We need a fair share of state funding. Maryland's 45th-worst tax structure repels business to Virginia, leaving us with high taxes, reduced services and systemic deficits. It hurts Montgomery most because any business here can move across the river."

Why should voters elect you?

"I will advocate for Montgomery County's fair share of state funding, which my opponent has not done in his 23 years in Annapolis."

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