(1 seat) Robert B. Bates Ira Lechner Ida G. Ruben Robert B. Bates 10500 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring Age: 63

Lawyer in private practice; member, Maryland, D.C. and Montgomery County Bar associations; retired intelligence officer, U.S. Navy Reserve; U.S. Navy service, 1944-46; former National College Debate Champion; former assistant to the commissioners on appeals, U.S. Civil Service Commission; adviser to the chairman on equal employment opportunity, contracts compliance officer, appeals hearing officer and investigator, U.S. Civil Service Commission; active in Hillandale Citizens Association and in the fight against "bossism" in Montgomery County. Ira Lechner 709 McCeney Ave., Silver Spring Age: 56

Lawyer; former counsel, U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Employment and Productivity; national labor coordinator, Sen. Paul Simon for President Committee; former legislative counsel, National Association of Police Organizations; two terms, Virginia state legislature; Democratic nominee for Congress (Virginia 10th district), 1982; LLB, Yale Law School; vice president, Washington Association for Ethiopian Jews; national board member, Americans for Democratic Action; endorsed by Maryland National Abortion Rights Action League. Ida G. Ruben 11 Schindler Ct., Silver Spring Age: 61 Incumbent

State senator, Maryland General Assembly, 1986 to present; elected, House of Delegates, 1974, 1978, 1982; chairman, Montgomery County Senate Delegation, 1988 to present, elected in first Senate term; member, Senate Budget and Taxation Committee, Subcommittee on Public Safety, Transportation, Economic Development and Natural Resources; chairman, Montgomery County House Delegation, 1981-86, vice chairman, 1978-81; first woman to chair a major delegation in the history of Maryland; chairman, Women Legislators' Caucus, 1982-84, vice chairman, 1981-82; received AAA Potomac award for "leadership, ingenuity and tireless efforts to 'Cover Those Trucks!' " 1989; married, four children; Silver Spring resident since 1962.



(1 seat) Thomas R. Falcinelli is unopposed