Peter Franchot (D)
Office Sought: Maryland Comptroller
Residence: Takoma Park.
Education: BA, English, Amherst College; JD, Northeastern University School of Law.
Occupation: Business development consultant.
Web site: http://www.franchot.com
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elected offices/civic activities:
Member, House of Delegates, 1987-present; member, Appropriations Committee; chairman, Appropriations' transportation and environment subcommittee, 1999-present.
Why should voters elect you?
"I will be an independent voice and strong fiscal watchdog, strengthening our state's financial standing and fighting for the interests of Maryland's taxpayers."
What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?
"The most urgent issue facing Maryland is the need to protect and enhance our state's financial standing. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I worked with legislators in both parties to wisely manage the people's money and invest in our state's future. As comptroller, I will be an independent voice and a strong fiscal watchdog who will fight for the taxpayers' interests on a host of issues. I will work hard to maintain our AAA bond rating, meet our obligations to first responders, teachers and other public servants, while protecting the interests of taxpayers."
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