Age: 74 Residence: Sparks, MD Education: BS in Agriculture, Engineering from University of Maryland, College Park, MD; JD in Law from University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD Occupation: Farmer, chief executive, Balama Farms Inc.; retired rocket scientist and U.S. Air Force officer. Office Sought:U.S. House -- Maryland District 6
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Extra-curricular activities: Past president, Rotary Club of Towson; past president, Reserve Officers Association, Department of Maryland; past treasurer and former board member, Maryland Christmas Tree Association; former Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers delegate, NATO conference in Europe; member, VFW; board member, county Farm Bureau; past president, Sparks-Hereford High School Alumni Association; board member, Gunpowder Youth Camp; civil air patrol; civil defense.
Why should voters elect you? "I have a military leadership background, can work harder and can beat the current incumbent congressman in the November general election."
What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction? "The economy of Western Maryland counties and job retention are the paramount issues facing the people. Coupled with this are the fallout problems of pensions, Social Security, health benefits and increasing taxes, which take away available income."