(1 seat) John Philip Sousa Pugh Bettie Ann Skelton John Philip Sousa Pugh 10925 Kenilworth Ave., Garrett Park Age: 52

President of Professional Connections, a management consulting firm; law degree, University of Baltimore School of Law; Montgomery County Circuit Court, nine years; Riggs National Bank, 15 years; business consulting, five years; past and present community service in United Way, Estate Planning Council of Suburban Maryland, Montgomery County Providers Council, Montgomery County Corporate Volunteer Council, SCORE-Small Business Administration, District Consultants Inc. and Tysons Corner Business Club. I possess administrative, court, corporate, financial and management experience necessary to manage nearly 200 employees and a $7 million budget. Office hours would be extended for improved service, with flexible hours offered to staff. Regional branch offices would be investigated. Bettie A. Skelton 290 West Deer Park Rd., Gaithersburg Age: 55 Incumbent

Clerk of the Circuit Court, Montgomery County, unanimously appointed, 1989; served more than 22 years in court system, including: assistant assignment commissioner, four years; assignment commissioner, 17 1/2 years; and accounting, four years; member: Court Clerks' Association; Women's Suburban Democratic Club; New Century Democrats; Friends of Montgomery County Civic Federation; charter member, Business and Professional Women's Association; member, Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge No. 35; Maryland State Police Lodge; past member, Women's Auxiliary of Gaithersburg-Washington Grove Fire Department; volunteer, American Cancer Society; achievement award, United Charities Campaign; certificate of appreciation from Kiwanis; certificate of appreciation for more than 22 years of service to Circuit Court, Montgomery County.