Anne Kaiser (D)

Age: 34

Residence: Olney.

Education: BA, political science, University of Chicago; MA, educational studies, master's of public policy, University of Michigan.

Occupation: Former Treasury Department economist.

Elected offices/civic activities: Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee; past chairman, Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board; past co-coordinator, Montgomery County Women's Fair; American Association of University Women; Mitzvah Day volunteer, Tikvat Israel Congregation; director of campaign activities and legislative assistant, Del. Henry B. Heller; staff assistant, Rep. Neal Smith; NARAL; NEMPAC; District 14 Democratic Club; youth basketball coach; Giant Food Consumer Advisory Board.

Why should the voters elect you?

"My campaign focuses on enhancing education, creating responsible solutions to transportation problems, expanding health care options and promoting equal opportunity for all. As delegate, I would be committed to making government work for people. As a former economist and policy analyst, I understand the complexities of public policy and will effectively voice residents' concerns. My civic and political involvement taught me about local issues, proves my commitment to my community and keeps me in touch with its needs. I am qualified, due to my background and commitment, and will work diligently to address the concerns of District 14."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"Lifetime county resident, dedicated to public service. Will take lead on controversial issues. Progressive. Independent. Fair-minded. True to my word and accessible to constituents."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

KaiserForDelegate@Hotmail.com

Karen S. Montgomery (D)

Age: 67

Residence: Brookeville.

Education: University of Maryland; BS, Towson University; MFA, George Washington University.

Occupation: Retired teacher.

Elected offices/civic activities: Montgomery County Commission on Aging, two terms; board member, Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children; chairwoman, Washington Ballet Women's Committee; Olney Women's Club; chairwoman, Brookeville Advisory Panel for Historic Preservation; Cub Scout and Brownie leader; Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce; co-host of "Art Line" on Montgomery Access Public TV; volunteer, Sharp Street School Program; chairwoman, District 14 Precinct.

Why should the voters elect you?

"As a resident and community activist in Montgomery County for 24 years, I have seen how unparalleled growth has created problems in education, transportation, public safety, the environment and for our seniors. I believe in standing up for the rights of people and neighborhoods to help resolve the myriad problems facing our county. I will continue to work hard in representing the interests of the people of this district in Annapolis.

I have been recommended by Montgomery County teachers (MCEA) for my strong support of education and by many environmental organizations."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"As a teacher, wife, parent, grandparent, community activist and longtime resident, I care about the people in District 14, Montgomery County and Maryland."

Web site:

www.KarenMontgomery.com

E-mail address:

KarenSMont@aol.com

Herman Taylor (D)

Age: 35

Residence: Ashton.

Education: Morgan State University.

Occupation: Owner, president and CEO, Deskmate Office Products.

Elected offices/civic activities: President, Washington Adventist Hospital Foundation; treasurer, the Arc of Montgomery County; Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington; Montgomery County Regional Board; trustee, Olney Theatre; Smithsonian's Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History; advisory board, FCNB Bank Maryland.

Why should the voters elect you?

"Over 14 years, since I was 22 years of age, I have demonstrated an ability that lends to serving in the state legislature. From building a business to serving on the board of directors of Washington Adventist Hospital as well as other community boards, I am uniquely qualified to represent the residents of the new 14th District in Montgomery County."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"I am a lifelong resident of Montgomery County. I am committed to this community, and I care about people, especially people who have special needs."

Web site:

www.hermantaylor.org

E-mail address:

ElectTaylor14@aol.com

Patricia Cummings (R)

Age: 62

Residence: Goshen/Laytonsville.

Education: PhD and BA, University of Maryland; MA, George Mason University.

Occupation: Counseling psychologist.

Elected offices/civic activities: Vice president, Montgomery County Civic Federation; member, former chairman, Montgomery County Mental Health Advisory Commission; founder, director, National Fair Elections Coalition; grass-roots organizer for health care reform and patient privacy rights.

Why should the voters elect you?

"I'm a reform-oriented centrist supporting ordinary people, not political insiders. Citizen legislators -- not career politicians. In Annapolis, I'll work to (1) reform ethics laws and impose stiff penalties for ethics violations to lessen the influence of unscrupulous lobbyists and power brokers; (2) restore fiscal integrity by opposing irresponsible spending, waste and fraud -- not by raising taxes; (3) require insurance companies to cover quality health care, permit patients to choose providers, protect patients' privacy and lower premiums; (4) give Marylanders the right to recall corrupt elected officials; and (5) repair our dysfunctional public mental health system."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"Our legislators are almost an elected aristocracy. Avoiding huge tax increases, controlling health insurers and stopping runaway development will take ethics reform and responsible opposition."

Web site:

www.patcummings.org

E-mail address:

patcumming@aol.com

Patricia Anne Faulkner (R)

Age: 57

Residence: Fairland.

Education: BA, history, Dunbarton College; graduate study, education, University of Maryland.

Occupation: Independent insurance agent.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Maryland House of Delegates, 1995-98; president, Columbia Road Citizens Association, 1986-94; board member, Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation; charter member, Burtonsville Kiwanis; board member, American Red Cross, Montgomery County chapter, 1999-2000.

Why should the voters elect you?

"Having lived in Montgomery County for 24 years, I am acutely aware of how our quality of life has decreased. Our schools are no longer the best in the state. Our neighborhoods are no longer safe havens. We are all stuck in traffic. Our budget problems for the next four years are going to present a challenge. My priorities will be to find practical solutions to these problems without having to resort to huge tax increases for Marylanders. My personal goal is to make sure we can implement the Amber Alert system throughout all of Maryland as soon as possible."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"My strong commitment to public service is enthusiastic. Experienced (legislator, teacher, businesswoman) and dedicated (hard work, common sense, personal responsibility), I will work for you."

Web site:

www.PatFaulkner.org

E-mail address:

None given.

Jim Goldberg (R)

Age: 49

Residence: Olney.

Education: U.S. Military Academy, West Point; MBA, Monmouth College.

Occupation: Financial adviser, Main Street Investments LLC.

Elected offices/civic activities: President, Greater Olney Civic Association, Hallowell Homeowners Association; board of directors, Operation Understanding D.C.;

chapter president, Reserve Officers Association; member, American Legion, Maryland Post 68.

Why should the voters elect you?

"As your state delegate, I will work to improve the quality of life for Montgomery County families. That means we must have a transportation policy that will get us where we need to be, safe and drug-free schools in which good teachers can teach and students can learn, and neighborhoods that are safe for our families."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"I am a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. As a veteran, father, husband, teacher and businessman, I will bring positive change to Annapolis."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

jim.goldberg@verizon.net