Chris Van Hollen (D)

Age: 43

Residence: Kensington.

Education: BA, Swarthmore College, 1982; MPP, Harvard University, 1985; JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1990.

Occupation: Maryland state senator; lawyer, Arent Fox.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Maryland State Senate, 1995-present; member, Maryland House of Delegates, 1991-94.

Why should the voters elect you?

"To win in November, we need a candidate with a proven record of getting things done -- not just voting right. In the Maryland legislature, I have fought some of the toughest battles -- for our schools, our environment, health care, gun control, civil rights. I am proud The Washington Post called me 'one of the most accomplished legislators in the General Assembly.' I also spent years working on national security issues -- including on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. I am the only candidate who combines a background in international affairs with a strong record in domestic policy."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

" 'Chris Van Hollen ... hero to environmentalists, education groups and gun control advocates -- the voters Democrats will need to defeat Morella.' " [Time, Aug. 13, 2001]

Web site:

www.vanhollen2002.com

E-mail address:

campaign@vanhollen2002.com

Constance A. Morella* (R)

Age: 71

Residence: Bethesda.

Education: BA, Boston University, 1954; MA, American University, 1967.

Occupation: Member of Congress.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, U.S. House of Representatives, 1987-present; member, Maryland House of Delegates, 1978-86; professor, Montgomery College, 1970-86; instructor, American University, 1968-70; teacher, Montgomery County public schools, 1956-60.

Why should the voters elect you?

"In these critical times, our nation needs experienced representation. I have a record as a leader in the causes important to this district. I've been a national leader on women's issues, re-authoring the landmark Violence Against Women Act. I worked alongside Sen. McCain to establish campaign finance reform. I've fought for seniors and the Patients' Bill of Rights. I've worked to protect our environment, earning the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters and the Sierra Club. Federal employees know they can come to me to fight for them. Experience counts, now more than ever."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"The Washington Post wrote I've 'proved pivotal in passing major legislation' and put 'principles above partisan ties.' I'm honored to be your independent, effective representative."

Web site:

www.morella.com

E-mail address:

connie@morella.com

Stephen Bassett (U)

Age: 55

Residence: Montgomery Village.

Education: Georgia Tech, 1964-67; BS, physics, Eckerd College (Florida Presbyterian), 1967-70.

Occupation: Political activist, lobbyist, columnist, commentator, lecturer, founder of Paradigm Research Group, executive director of the Extraterrestrial Phenomena Political Action Committee.

Elected offices/civic activities: "Since 1996 fully engaged in the 'politics of disclosure' -- ending the government imposed embargo on the truth of an extraterrestrial presence manifest about the planet. Published the Paradigm Clock Web site in 1997 in support of research/activist organizations. Founded X-PPAC in 1999. All consulting and lobbying services provided pro bono."

Why should the voters elect you?

"Independent candidate Stephen Bassett is the first person to ever appear on a November federal election ballot who is directly confronting the fact of an extraterrestrial presence and the 55-year government embargo on this fact. With the exception of the late Steven Schiff, no member of Congress is willing to publicly engage the core issue of the D2003 campaign. The Congress is in party gridlock and badly needs new ideas and more independent and third-party members."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"Politicians I admire most include: Dan Burton, Jimmy Carter, Gary Johnson, Barry Goldwater, Dennis Kucinich, John McCain, Nelson Mandela, Carolyn McCarthy, Yitshak Rabin, Steven Schiff."

Web site:

www.disclosure2003.net

E-mail address:

disclosure2003@aol.com