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State Delegate District 27B
Each of the state’s 47 legislative districts sends three delegates to Annapolis, for a total of 141 members of the House of Delegates. Some larger districts are divided into subdistricts to provide local representation to areas not large enough to constitute an entire district.
Rule State Delegate District 27B
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Incumbents' names are marked with asterisks. Web site and email addresses appear in the form in which they were submitted by the candidates.


George W. Owings III*
Age: 53
Residence: Dunkirk.
  Married: No answer provided.
Children: One.
Education: AA, Prince George's Community College; one year at University of Maryland.
  George W. Owings III*

Occupation/Employer: No answer provided.

Elected Offices and Civic Activities: Calvert County Central Committee, 1986-88; state delegate since 1988.

Why should voters elect you?
"For the past 11 sessions, I have represented the constituency to the best of my ability. Always open to their advice and (hopefully) consent when voting. Moreover, I treat the office as it should be treated, a place of public trust. I plan to continue to serve in a leadership role through belief in me by the speaker and the will of the people. Finally, experience, ability and integrity must count for something!"

What do you want voters to know about you?
"About me? Ask people involved in ABATE, education, dentistry, dental hygiene, massage therapy, scouting, farming, right-to-life, volunteer fire departments and law enforcement."

Web site: None.

Joseph J. Rooney
Age: 40
Residence: Tracys Landing.
  Married: Yes.
Children: Four.
Education: BS, mechanical engineering, Cornell University.
  Joseph J. Rooney

Occupation/Employer: Full-time father of four; airline pilot rest of the time.

Elected Offices and Civic Activities: Arundel Habitat for Humanity; Chesapeake Montessori; Cardinal Hickey Academy, Our Lady of Sorrows Parish expansion fund; Highview-on-the-Bay Community Association; U.S Naval Academy volunteer sailing instructor; Marine Corps Aviation Association; Marine Corps Association; Knights of Columbus; National Rifle Association; Chesapeake Bay Foundation Nature Conservancy; Wyoming Wildlife Federation; Airline Pilots Association.

Why should voters elect you?
"I'll do a great job. I'm a dedicated father, loyal husband and hard worker with a reputation as an innovative thinker and problem solver. I enjoy meeting people. To date I've already visited thousands of Southern Maryland homes. If I haven't dropped by yet, I will. I won't promise you any miracles. However, you can rest assured that a vote for me will reward you with the most reliable, hardest-working, innovative delegate. Your vote counts, I need it. Your voice counts, give me some help. Get involved, stay involved, you can make a difference . . . demand excellence!"

What do you want voters to know about you?
"Happily married to my best friend, father of four, USMC fighter pilot, abundantly blessed, forever grateful to parents and the Lord, Semper Fi!"

Web site:

The Voters' Guide was compiled from staff reporting and information provided by the candidates in response to questionnaires from The Washington Post. Each candidate was asked to provide biographical information, a photograph and a brief statement about why the voters should elect him or her. Candidates' responses were edited for length and style.

© Copyright 1998 The Washington Post Company

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