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Henry B. "Hank" Heller* (D)

Henry B. "Hank" Heller

Office Sought: Maryland State House, District 19
Age: 65
Residence: Leisure World.
Education: AA, Montgomery College; BS, Frostburg State; MA, PhD, education, Virginia Tech.
Occupation: State delegate; educator; adjunct professor, U-Md. University College. Retired special education administrator.
Web site: http://www.delegatehankheller.com
E-mail address: hondrhank@aol.com

Elected offices/civic activities:

Member, Maryland House of Delegates, 1987-present; Maryland executive committee member, Southern Regional Education Board, National Conference of State Legislatures;
past president, Wheaton Woods Citizens' Association; past treasurer, Aspen Hill Civic As

Why should voters elect you?

"My 20 years of experience, institutional memory and understanding of education finances and other funding formulas have made me a fiscal leader in Annapolis."

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

"Our most urgent issue is the county-state fiscal partnership. Two examples of the urgency are in the areas of education and transportation. When the Thornton Commission education funding formula was adopted in 2002, there was a geographic cost-of-education index (GCEI) that we are still trying to implement through state law. When the Montgomery County lawmakers supported two-nickel-a-gallon gas taxes in the '80s, the intercounty connector was projected to be funded with that revenue. Now, two decades later, the project has not started, and the road is projected to be a road toll."

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