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C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger* (D)

C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger

Office Sought: U.S. House, Maryland District 2
Age: 60
Residence: Cockeysville.
Education: Some college, University of Maryland; JD, University of Baltimore School of Law.
Occupation: Member of Congress.
Web site: http://www.dutchforcongress.com
E-mail address: godutch@dutchforcongress.com

Elected offices/civic activities:

U.S. House of Representatives, 2003-present; county executive, Baltimore County, 1994-2002; member, 1985-94, past chair, Baltimore County Council; vice chairman, University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Board of Visitors;
charter member, Greater Baltimore

Why should voters elect you?

"I work across the aisle to protect America and strengthen the economy. I believe we can make real progress in the next Congress."

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"The most urgent issue facing Maryland's 2nd District is 'the middle-class squeeze.' The cost of everything is going up. Families are facing huge spikes in electricity and home heating bills, rising gas prices, less assistance to pay for rising college tuition and skyrocketing health-care costs. At the same time, incomes are stagnant or falling, and people have to work harder just to make ends meet. In Congress, I am working to increase the development of alternative fuels, decrease dependence on foreign oil, expand financial aid opportunities for college, and increase access to affordable health care."

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