Term: 4 years

Salary: $27,000

QUESTION: How would you balance statewide interests with the specific needs of your constituents?


(1 seat) Michael J. Wagner (D) 241 Wicklow Ave., Ferndale Age: 49 Incumbent

Senator, District 32, 1983-present; chairman, Executive Nomination Committee; member, Senate Finance Committee; member, Protocol Committee; chairman, Anne Arundel County Senate Delegation, 1983-88; member, House of Delegates, 1975-77; president, H&M Wagner and Sons Inc.; president, Executive Caterers; member, Moose, Elks, Masons, Linthicum-Ferndale Youth Athletic Association; greater Ferndale Improvement Association; Ferndale-Linthicum Area Community Council (founder, 1975); Glen Burnie Chamber of Commerce; Andover Sports Boosters, Glen Burnie Jaycees; YMCA Partner with Youth, 1986-88; life-long resident of Anne Arundel County; married; two children.

A. The continued economic health of the state of Maryland is integral to the overall well being of its citizens. Despite some of the burdens placed on the constituency, it is important to recognize this fact. Baltimore-Washington International Airport is a key focal point of my district. The airport, along with the port in Baltimore, provides the services necessary in order to keep the state of Maryland competitive with the other major international commercial centers along the East Coast of the United States. The airport has not always been a good neighbor, but aggressive steps have been taken to alter the situation. Anne Arundel County is also host to a number of service industries, which have been actively sought and welcomed into the community, in order to keep in step with new trends. Ensuring economic vitality in these uncertain times will be appreciated in the long-term.