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U.S. House, District 2
Maryland will send eight representatives to the 106th Congress for a two-year term. The boundaries of the congressional districts are determined by the state legislature. Seven of them are in or near the Washington region. Both Republican and Democratic candidates will be on the ballots in all those districts. The challengers face well-entrenched incumbents.
Rule U.S. House, District 2
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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.


Kenneth T. Bosley
Age: 68
Residence: Sparks, Baltimore County.
  Married: Yes.
Children: Two.
Education: BS and MA, University of Maryland; JD, University of Baltimore.
  Kenneth T. Bosley

Occupation/Employer: CEO, Balama Farms Inc.

Elected Offices and Civic Activities: U.S. Air Force officer for more than 20 years; lobbied Congress on national security issues and agriculture problems; CIOR-NATO Military Group Delegate to Italy and to Norway; National Outstanding Teacher Award, Seventeen Magazine; National Westinghouse Achievement Award, 4-H; Maryland Reserve Officers Association of the United States; more than 20 years experience developing federal legislation on Capitol Hill; contract negotiator on many multimillion dollar federal contracts.

Why should voters elect you?
"Reform overhead cost and taxing of Social Security checks to the elderly; create federal law to prohibit development of over 10 acres of open and farmlands within 60 miles of cities; abolish capital gains tax by year 2001; create a federal law to abolish farmland 'busting' and the judge-shopping by lawyers; establish a national jobs bank to guarantee placement of jobs of our younger generation; prohibit and reduce imports of many consumer foods and goods; generate a flat percentage earned-income tax system by year 2001 to replace the 'can of worms' present income tax system."

What do you want voters to know about you?
No answer provided.

Web site:

Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.*
Age: 40
Residence: Timonium, Baltimore County.
  Married: Yes.
Children: No.
Education: The Gilman School; BA, Princeton University; JD, Wake Forest School of Law.
  Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.*

Occupation/Employer: Member, U.S. House of Representatives.

Elected Offices and Civic Activities: U.S. House of Representatives; Maryland House of Delegates; Transatlantic Policy Network; Izaak Walton League, Harford County; Towson Elks Lodge #469; Towson Exchange Club; Princeton Alumni Association Board; Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse board; Community Assistance Network; People Against Child Abuse.

Why should voters elect you?
"Since coming to Congress, I have supported a pro-family, pro-business, pro-taxpayer and pro-personal responsibility agenda that will benefit all Marylanders. As a member of the House Budget Committee, I helped balance the budget for the first time since 1969 and supported comprehensive tax relief. I helped enact sweeping IRS reform, authoring a provision to help women stuck with a former spouse's tax bill. I remain an unwavering advocate of small business concerns and am supported by NFIB [National Federation of Independent Business] and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. I am a leader in the effort to ensure accountability in how HUD [U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development] spends taxpayer's dollars."

What do you want voters to know about you?
"For the second year in a row, the National Taxpayers' Union has rated me the most fiscally responsible member of Maryland's congressional delegation."

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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