David D. Zylak (D)

Age: 47

Residence: Leonardtown.

Education: Associate's degree, Penn State University; attended classes at Charles Community College, College of Southern Maryland, Texas A&M University.

Occupation: Sergeant, St. Mary's County sheriff's office.

Elected offices/civic activities: Fraternal Order of Police, National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists, Mental Health Advisory Board, Mental Health Addictions Council, Alliance for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Maryland Correctional Administrators Association.

Why should the voters elect you?

"I have worked in St. Mary's County for over 22 years, over 18 years in the sheriff's office and four years as a forest ranger. I have been a supervisor in every division of the sheriff's office and I was the acting commander of the Detention Center, the largest division, for two and a half years. I was responsible for managing an annual budget of $5 million. I have a vision for the sheriff's office through national accreditation. I am committed to the community, have high ethical standards, and have the experience necessary to be sheriff."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"I have a proven record of cooperation with allied law enforcement agencies, county government, and volunteers in the fire departments and rescue squads."

Web site:

www.davidzylak.com

E-mail address:

david@davidzylak.com

Mickey M. Bailey (R)

Age: 42

Residence: Leonardtown.

Education: Charles County Community College, 1983; Southern Maryland Police Training Academy, 1983; Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy, 1989; DARE officer training, 1991; Governor's Award for Crime Prevention, 1991; First Line Supervisor Training, 1996; DARE parent program training, 1996; DARE middle school training, 1997; supervisor's certification training, 1998; Dynamics of Motivational Management, 1999.

Occupation: Sergeant, St. Mary's County sheriff's office.

Elected offices/civic activities: "DARE officer; criminal justice instructor at James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center; business experience through the operation of a family-owned business since 1973; business experience as a Washington Post distributor. I have written budgets, grants and several proposals presented to and implemented by St. Mary's County commissioners and the St. Mary's County sheriff's office. Coach of youth football, baseball, soccer and basketball teams."

Why should the voters elect you?

"I am the only Republican candidate that offers both law enforcement and supervisory experience in St. Mary's County. I began serving the citizens of St. Mary's County as a deputy sheriff in 1983. I believe it is important to elect a sheriff that has local ties and experience, and is running for office for the right reasons. I believe citizens want a sheriff that knows our county and the people that live here, including those who were born here and love it, and those who move here and love it."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"I believe a better person makes a better police officer. Through my example, I will inspire my officers to become both."

Web site:

www.baileyforsheriff.com

E-mail address:

mickey@baileyforsheriff.com