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Martin O'Malley (D)

Martin O'Malley

Office Sought: Maryland Governor/Lt. Governor
Age: 43
Residence: Baltimore.
Education: BA, political science, Catholic University; JD, University of Maryland.
Occupation: Mayor.
Web site: http://www.martinomalley.com
E-mail address: campaign@martinomalley.com

Elected offices/civic activities:

Mayor, Baltimore, 2000-present; member, Baltimore City Council, 1992-2000; member, board of directors, Baltimore Metropolitan Council; member, Maryland Municipal League; co-chair, Task Force on Federal-Local Law Enforcement; chair, International Task Forc

Why should voters elect you?

"I will fight to expand Maryland's middle class and strengthen communities, through responsive, accountable government and by standing up to special interests and George Bush."

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

"Middle-class families are being squeezed by the soaring costs of health care, energy and higher education and are spending more time stuck in traffic than ever before. At the same time, instead of siding with our families, our governor has time and again sided with the special interests and George W. Bush. If elected, I will stand up to the narrow special interests and the Bush administration. We have detailed plans to make health care more accessible and affordable, keep energy prices reasonable and keep higher education within the grasp of Maryland's working families."

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