Charles Barkley* (D)

Age: 52

Residence: Gaithersburg.

Education: MEd, education administration, Western Maryland College; BS, math and secondary education, Towson University.

Occupation: Mathematics teacher, Montgomery County public schools.

Elected offices/civic activities: Former director, Hadley Farms Community Association; former director, Montgomery County Teachers Federal Credit Union; state and county education association leader.

Why should the voters elect you?

"My 30 years of teaching in Montgomery County, my community involvement and my four years as a delegate will enable me to continue to make a difference for my constituents, Montgomery County and the state of Maryland. My priorities continue to be education (we must continue to invest in our children), health care (especially prescription drug coverage for our seniors and health insurance coverage for children), and transportation (especially mass transit). Finally, we must maintain a clean state government."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"Education continues to be the top concern of Maryland voters. My 30 years of experience as a mathematics teacher establishes me as an education expert."

Web site:

www.39Team.com

E-mail address:

None given.

Nancy J. King (D)

Age: 53

Residence: Montgomery Village.

Education: Niagara County Community College.

Occupation: Co-owner, vice president, Trecor Inc.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Montgomery County Board of Education, eight years (two terms as president, one term as vice president); member, Montgomery Village Foundation board of directors, six years; former president, Montgomery County Council of PTAs.

Why should the voters elect you?

"Having been on the Board of Education for eight years, I know the educational issues that need to be dealt with in Annapolis. I have spent a great deal of time in Annapolis during sessions and can start out with some experience. I am a proponent of the ICC and other ways to ease the congestion in our area."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"I'll be a team player in Annapolis, working with the delegation members, county executive, County Council and the school board."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

njk107@aol.com

Joan Frances Stern* (D)

Age: 59

Residence: Montgomery Village.

Education: BA, University of Maryland, 1968.

Occupation: Legislator.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Maryland House of Delegates, 1999-present; chairman, Upcounty Citizen's Advisory Board, Advisory Council on Technology Education and Career Connection; member, steering committee, Science & Technology Center, Montgomery College; vice chairman, Montgomery County Democratic Party; board of directors, Dwelling Place; president, Fair Representation to Establish Equality (FREE).

Why should the voters elect you?

"Joan was named Legislator of the Year (2002) for taking on Verizon and expanding local telephone calling areas. She stopped the Gaithersburg Recycling Center from releasing pollutants into the air and water and adversely impacting surrounding communities. Joan favors an environmentally sound ICC, extending rail along I-270 to Frederick, expanding mass transit and incentives for alternatives. She believes in focusing on reducing sprawl and protecting the environment. She supports smaller classes, fully funding the Thornton Commission, increasing funding for school construction, all-day kindergarten and reducing the minority achievement gap. Joan is a strong advocate for health care."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"Joan is a strong advocate for the people of District 39 and for the state. She takes on powerful special-interest groups and wins!"

Web site:

www.voteforjoanstern.com

E-mail address:

joanstern@earthlink.net

Robert J. Smith (R)

Age: 43

Residence: Gaithersburg.

Education: BS, architecture, Catholic University.

Occupation: Architect, partner, Smith Colen Architects.

Elected offices/civic activities: President, Flower Hill Central Corp. and Westwind Homeowners Association; commissioner, Montgomery County Commission on Common Ownership Communities; board of directors, Stepping Stones Shelter for the Homeless; president-elect, Maryland Society American Institute of Architects.

Why should the voters elect you?

"During my 17 years of residence in the 39th District, I have been an effective leader at improving the community, most notably in shepherding the acquisition and development of the 21-acre Nike Missile Park. I have been involved in my children's schools and coached youth athletic teams. I have actively participated in the county government and the state legislative process. I operate a successful small business. I support the transportation improvements in the 'Go Montgomery' plan. Individual liberty and personal responsibility are the key to a successful America."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"I am a consistently diligent, conscientious, caring, trustworthy, courageous fighter for fairness for Montgomery County in Annapolis on education, transportation, taxation and ethical government."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

smithcolen@aol.com

Kyle Winkfield (R)

Age: 24

Residence: Germantown.

Education: Mount St. Mary's College, 1996-98; University of Maryland, 1998-2000.

Occupation: Executive vice president, American College Funding Association.

Elected offices/civic activities: None given.

Why should the voters elect you?

"As the End Gridlock, Fresh Ideas team, Robin Ficker and I have visited homes daily since February. Gridlock has greatly worsened the past eight years, especially the last four. Yet, The Washington Post said on Page 1, April 8, 2002: 'Senators and delegates complete a four-year term . . . marked by what was left undone: a plan to relieve traffic congestion, especially in the Washington suburbs.' We say extend Metro to Germantown, build the intercounty connector and new Potomac Bridge now. Why does Hogan's District 39 Democratic slate contain no minorities, when minorities are 55 percent of our district's Democrats?"

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"I have dedicated my personal and professional life to helping others be all they can be. If elected, I will continue this personal mission."

Web site:

www.endmdgridlock.com

E-mail address:

kwinkfield@hotmail.com

Bill Witham (R)

Age: 44

Residence: North Potomac.

Education: Administration of justice studies, Northern Virginia Community College, 1976-77, and Anne Arundel Community College, 1977-78.

Occupation: Building engineer, family holdings.

Elected offices/civic activities: President, Quince Orchard Knolls Citizens Association of North Potomac, 2000-present; member, North Potomac Citizens Association; member, Quince Orchard Road Project subcommittee; member, Principal's Advisory and Leadership committees, Ridgeview Middle School; member, Maryland GOP.

Why should the voters elect you?

"I want the voters of District 39 to understand that we will need 'Tough but Compassionate' leaders in Annapolis that aren't tainted by special interests and will work to draw in diverse groups and opinions to help make the 'People Issues' priority. Remember, 'I'm a Republican Since Birth but I'm a Marylander First,' and I will work hard to represent all of District 39 and ask the Big Question before I vote, 'Will this bill help a lot of Marylanders or just a choice few?' 'Help Me, Help You Make A Difference.' "

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"I'm a moderate Republican with strong family values. I'm results-driven, and I want to report back to you progress not promises."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

electwitham2002@aol.com

Bill White (U)

Age: 25

Residence: Gaithersburg.

Education: None given.

Occupation: Senior analyst and consultant on large Web development projects; journalist and opinion writer.

Elected offices/civic activities: Former Washington correspondent for Pravda; coordinated Buchanan Reform 2000 Maryland petition drive; campaign manager for Saunders for Congress in 2000; active in Montgomery Citizens for a Safer Maryland, Maryland Family Values Alliance; recommended by Associated Gun Clubs; endorsed by Democratic gubernatorial primary candidate Robert Fustero; board member, Edinburgh Village Homeowners Association.

Why should the voters elect you?

"With the Federal Reserve's failed currency policies, our stock market difficulties and Bush preparing to launch a war we cannot afford, the voters need someone who understands the underlying causes of our current and coming economic difficulties and to show leadership on this issue. The government taxes economic activity, and the Democrats don't realize that by raising taxes they are going to reduce economic activity and thus worsen the situation, while the Republicans demand spending on infrastructure projects our state can't afford. I am the only candidate who understands that we need lower taxes and less frivolous spending."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"I believe that corporations should have to demonstrate their social responsibility before having their corporate charters renewed, starting with the oft-biased corporate media."

Web site:

www.white2002.com

E-mail address:

dhyphen@yahoo.com