Rosalyn B. Bell, incumbent, 59, of 1205 Edgevale Rd., Silver Spring, was elevated to the circuit court in 1980 after two years on the district court. She had a private general law practice from 1951 to 1978. A former two-term governor of the state bar association, she is active in county and D.C. women's bar associations and in continuing legal education.

James S. McAuliffe Jr., incumbent, 51, of 12416 Copenhaver Ter., Potomac, became a circuit court judge in March 1981 after serving three years on the district court. A former assistant state's attorney in Montgomery County, he also served three years in the Maryland House of Delegates and four years in the state Senate.

William C. Miller, incumbent, 52, of 13237 Clifton Rd., Silver Spring, was appointed to the circuit court in May after serving 21 months on the distict court. He was elected to the 6th circuit's first Trial Court Judicial Selections Commission. He had a general law practice in Montgomery County for 22 years and is active in bar associations.

Irma S. Raker, incumbent, 44, of 7908 Robison Rd., Bethesda, was elevated to the circuit court in February after two years on the district court. She has been assistant state's attorney in Montgomery County, a partner in Sachs, Greenebaum and Tayler, an adjunct faculty member at Washington College of Law and governor of the state bar association for two terms.