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Robin Ficker (R)
Date Of Birth: 4/5/1943
Residence: Boyds.
Education: U.S. Military Academy, West Point; BS, engineering, Case Tech; JD, University of Baltimore School of Law; MA, public administration, American University; completed course work at the University of Pennsylvania.
Occupation: Owner, Robin Ficker Law Offices.

Extra-curricular activities:
Member, Maryland House of Delegates, 1979-82; recipient, Allied Civic Group Annual Award; collected signatures for property tax limit and term limit ballot questions for November 2004 ballot.

Why should voters elect you?
"A pro-Bush, lifelong county resident, I'm the only Republican candidate who's ever voted in a Montgomery County Republican primary or been elected to public office."

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?
"Making government efficient. My certified November property tax ballot question compels local Democrats to enforce their own property tax limit. We've had large unnecessary Montgomery County income, energy, telephone and property tax increases. Van Hollen's call to reverse middle-income tax cuts will increase income, marriage, death and small-business taxes. I'd increase taxes as a last resort. I'd support U.S. troops in harm's way. Van Hollen voted to send soldiers to Iraq, then to eliminate their funding. End gridlock by building light rail between Bethesda and Silver Spring and to Germantown. Construct environmentally sensitive intercounty connector and new Potomac bridge."

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