DISTRICT 18

DEMOCRAT

(3 seats) Robert Abrams Patricia H. Billings Richard Davis John Adams Hurson Timothy F. Ryan Stephen Silberfarb Christopher Van Hollen Jr. David Weaver C. Lawrence Wiser Robert Abrams 11505 Bucknell Dr., Silver Spring Age: 59

Retired civil engineer, Navy Department; substitute mathematics teacher; Navy officer, 24 years active and reserve service (retired commander, USNR); past president, Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim Congregation; past president, Arcola Elementary PTA; former board member, Arcola-University Civic Association; vice chairman, Precinct 13-44; past president, Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim Men's Club; member, Jewish War Veterans; B'Nai Brith; National Association of Retired Federal Employees; University of Maryland Alumni Association; graduate studies, engineering administration, George Washington University; married, two sons graduated from Montgomery County schools. Patricia H. Billings 3940 Rickover Rd., Silver Spring Age: 53 Incumbent

Appointed to House of Delegates, 1989; member, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee; National Conference of State Legislatures; reappointment task force; former legislative director, Group Health Association of America; former Montgomery County Council State Legislative Liaison; former legislative assistant, House of Delegates; former teacher; Democratic Central Committee, 1974-86; Montgomery County Charter Review Commission, 1979-83; delegate, Democratic National Conventions; BA, English, University of Montana; married, three children. Richard Davis 4111 Elby St., Wheaton Age: 63

Retired teacher/principal, Montgomery County public schools; emeritus life membership, Montgomery County Education Association; Wheaton Citizens Advisory Baord; legislative assistant, Maryland House of Delegates; vice president, Stoneybrook Citizen's Association; president, Association for Childhood Education International; PhD, administration and supervision; volunteer coordinator, Community Awareness Resource Exchange; Outstanding Graduate Student Award; psychology, George Mason University; president, National Honor Society in Psychology, George Mason University; consultant, management training; instructor, Department of Psychology, Montgomery College. John Adams Hurson 14 Kentbury Way, Bethesda Age: 36

Lawyer, The Hurson Group Inc.; co-chair, Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Coalition, 1989-90; executive committee, National Democratic Small Business Council, 1986; executive director, American Council of Young Political Leaders, 1983-85; leadership delegation U.S./U.S.S.R. seminar, AFS, 1983; Charter Redistricting Commission, Montgomery County, 1982; law clerk, Judge David Cahoon, Montgomery County, 1980; JD, 1979, BA, 1976, Georgetown University; married, Dr. Susan Hurson, Washington Hospital Center; one child. Timothy F. Ryan 6500 Western Ave., Chevy Chase Age: 22

Businessman, co-founder, Washington Information and Research Exchange Inc.; BA, history, University of Maryland, 1988; intern, Honorable Frank J. Guarini, 14th District of New Jersey, 1988; lifelong member, Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Stephen Silberfarb 4534 Avondale St., Bethesda Age: 28

Legislative liaison, American Israel Public Affairs Committee; member, Montgomery County Taxpayers League; Gray Panthers; Marylanders for the Right to Choose; Chesapeake Bay Foundation; Ohr Kodesh Synagogue; active in efforts to block Baltimore stadiums and Silver Spring overdevelopment; six years legislative experience; intern in office, former U.S. Rep. Michael Barnes; educated in Montgomery County public schools and Hebrew Academy; BA, political science, University of Maryland. Christopher Van Hollen Jr. 3514 Farragut Ave., Kensington Age: 31

Senior legislative adviser, office of Gov. William Donald Schaefer; former professional staff member, U.S. Senate; graduate, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Georgetown Law School; Swarthmore College; honored as one of the "Outstanding Young Men of America" in 1989 for community service; endorsed by Montgomery County Education Association, the local Sierra Club, Maryland Women's Political Caucus, Fraternal Order of Police; District 18 Democratic Caucus; married, one child. David Weaver 2603 Harris Ave., Wheaton

Assistant director for state legislation, Handgun Control, Inc.; helped enact gun control laws, including Califoria's first-in-the-nation ban on assault weapons and Florida's child accident prevention law; as legislative aide to Maryland Delegate Peter Franchot, worked to pass Maryland's law banning Saturday Night Specials; as legislative aide to Maryland Delegate C. Lawrence Wiser, fought against state funding for a new sports stadium in Baltimore; as legislative aide to U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden, analyzed health care and social service issues; past president, Montgomery County Young Democrats; former chair, District 18 Democratic Caucus; graduate of Montgomery County public schools and the University of Maryland; youth team coach and player, Montgomery Soccer, Inc.; member, Hughes United Methodist Church. C. Lawrence Wiser 3210 Wake Dr., Kensington Age: 60 Incumbent

Lawyer; member, House of Delegates, 1967-75, 1987-present; member, Economic Matters Committee, Judiciary Committee, Ways and Means Committee; State Senate, 1975-79; Economic Affairs Committee, Joint Energy Committee; State Board of Higher Education; chairman, Montgomery County Charter Review Commission; member, Maryland Transportation Commission; Montgomery County Commission on Aging; BS, economics, University of Maryland; JD and LLM, George Washington University; delegate, Montgomery County Council of PTAs; delegate, Allied Civic Group.

DISTRICT 18

REPUBLICAN

(3 seats) John Joseph Heil and Jamie Staines are unopposed