TERM: 4 Years
QUESTION: What issue inspired you to run for council and how would your presence on the council make a difference?
Roy L. Chambers (Republican)
Sue V. Mills (Democrat)
Roy L. Chambers (R)
7401 Webster Lane, Fort Washington
Businessman and vice president, Maryland Instrument Service Inc.; state chairman, MR 13 (Maryland's tax revolt); member, Prince George's TRIM Committee; president, Prince George's County homeowners association; served as president and state delegate for the Suitland chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons on senior problems concerning Social Security and civil service retirees; director, Center for Abused Taxpayers; World War II and Korea veteran; worked 16 years in the civil service; local businessman for 32 years; county resident, along with wife, Lois, for 38 years; six children; seven grandchildren.
A: One-party control has brought on the corruption of insider land deals, insider zoning profits, high-salaried cronyism and a billion dollar-plus budget. We have a choice: raise taxes or clean up this waste of taxpayers' money. New people under the Republican banner have no vested interest in the incumbent's costly political empire and would clean house. They would restore the checks and balances that our founding fathers believed necessary to keep government honest. Every government agency would be put through a relentless review of costs. Unnecessary personnel and "make work" jobs need to be eliminated. Taxes must not be raised. We need to remember a quote from the "Declaration of Independence": "He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance." Your vote Nov. 6 could make the difference.
Sue V. Mills (D)
305 Schultz Rd., Clinton
Member, Prince George's County Council, 8th District, since 1978; member, Prince George's County Board of Education, 1970-78, chairman, 1975; member, D.C. Baseball Commission; named one of 100 powerful woman achievers by the Washingtonian magazine; named Outstanding Woman of the Year by the Business and Professional Women, a national organization; listed in Outstanding Women of America journal; president and vice president, Maryland Career Education Advisory Council; member, Maryland Commission on Funding Public Education and Prince George's County Transportation Oversight Committee; named outstanding citizen by the National Jaycees, Board of Trade and VFW groups.
A: Heaven forbid that anyone would file for a political office because of one issue only. Single-issue politics is not relevant in our multifaceted and complex government. The quality of life of our citizens is affected by many, many issues and how those issues are handled by those who govern: truly equal educational opportunities for all our young people, not a select few; a public safety program that is evaluated constantly for its effectiveness; a transportation network that ensures we can travel from here to there efficiently; and a ceaseless evaluation of the priorities of government. I strive to approach government from the point of view of the private citizen. I try to make my decision predominantly on the basis of how I see a problem from the view of the average citizen. I believe my record of being responsive to the problems of the people proves me to be uniquely qualified.