(3 seats) Robert G. Berger Dana Lee Dembrow Peter Franchot Sheila Ellis Hixson Diane Kirchenbauer Robert G. Berger 115 Franklin Ave., Silver Spring Age: 36

Senior Attorney, Swidler and Berlin; graduate, Springbrook High School; Brown University; Harvard Law School; immediate past president, Mental Health Association of Montgomery County; vice chairman, board of trustees, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission's Employee Pension Fund; former member, Montgomery County Commission on Aging; columnist, "Takoma Voice," and "Sentinel" newspapers; Montgomery County Democrat of the Year, 1985; 25-year resident of Silver Spring; theme, "Solutions, not Politics"; member, NOW; American Association of University Women (AAUW); Outstanding Young Men of America, 1986-89; Who's Who Among Rising Young Americans, 1990. Dana Lee Dembrow 11215 Oak Leaf Dr., Silver Spring Age: 36 Incumbent

Lawyer, state legislator; lifelong Montgomery County resident; graduate, Springbrook High School; Duke University; George Washington Law School; lawyer licensed in Maryland, D.C. and West Virginia; vice chairman, County Affairs Committee of Montgomery Delegation; member, Governor's Task Force on Administrative Hearings; recipient, good government award, Maryland Common Cause; endorsed by Sierra Club, state teachers association, AFL-CIO, CITPAC; chief sponsor, more than a dozen successful bills; president, Eastern Montgomery Democratic Club; highest attendance record in Montgomery Delegation; married to Suzette. Peter Franchot 7111 Sycamore Ave., Takoma Park Age:42 Incumbent

Lawyer, self-employed; member, Maryland House of Delegates, House Appropriations Committee; Democratic nominee, Congress, 1988; staff director, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), 1980-86; former president, Longbranch Sligo Citizens Association; coach, Takoma Park Youth Soccer League; led grass-roots environmental and consumer organizations, 1973-75; JD, Northeastern University School of Law; BA, Amherst College; served in the United States Army; married, two children. Sheila Ellis Hixson 1008 Broadmore Circle, Silver Spring Age: 57 Incumbent

Vice president, issue management firm, Stateside Associates; house chairman, Joint Committee on Federal Relations, monitors federal funds coming into Maryland; member, Ways and Means Committee; chairman, Lottery subcommittee; sponsor, living will laws; sponsor, groundbreaking legislation that established patient advisory boards to guide patients and families in life-threatening situations; co-chairman, Governor's Commission on Child Abuse; chaired Sludge Disposal Committee to curb hazardous waste disposal and protect the Chesapeake Bay. Diane Kirchenbauer 10414 Lorain Ave., Silver Spring Age: 46

Residential Realtor with Long and Foster; former member, Maryland House of Delegates, elected 1982; member, House Economic Matters Committee, 1983; committee staff member, U.S. House of Representatives for eight years; vice president, American Association of University Women, Silver Spring chapter, 1989-90; consultant, Maryland Department of Transportation, 1987-88; Governor's Task Force on Day Care, 1985-86; Gray Panthers Award, 1984; certificate of appreciation from Montgomery County Education Association, 1984; founded legislative advisory board to encourage citizen participation in state government; governor's appointee to Judicial Nominating Commission, 1982; BA in political science and economics, University of Maryland.