Michael S. Steele
Office Sought: Maryland U.S. Senator
Education: BA, international relations, Johns Hopkins University; JD, Georgetown University.
Occupation: Lieutenant governor, state of Maryland.
Web site: www.steeleformaryland.com
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elected offices/civic activities:
Lieutenant governor, Maryland, 2003-present; past member, board of visitors, U.S. Naval Academy; member, State House Trust; East Baltimore Development Corporation; Export-Import Bank Advisory Committee; Prince George's County chapter, NAACP.
Why should voters elect you?
"I will be an independent voice for Maryland, committed to improving the quality of our children's education, promoting economic empowerment and securing our communities."
What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?
"Transportation, health care, small-business development are just a few of the urgent problems we face, but we can't begin to address them because our efforts are often blocked by a power structure that cares more about itself than our problems. We see lobbyists looking to peddle influence and too many elected officials in both parties willing to be influenced. We see multinational corporations get their way while small businesses and entrepreneurs struggle to navigate a punishing tax and health care structure. The Senate is out of step, and it won't change until we elect a different kind of senator."
-- The Washington Post