Donald M. DeArmon (D)

Age: 47

Residence: Frederick.

Education: Graduate, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Occupation: Staff assistant, U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif.

Elected offices/civic activities: Democratic congressional nominee, District 6, 2000.

Why should the voters elect you?

"Our health care system is in crisis, and we need a major overhaul to cover our uninsured, bring down health costs and provide better care to seniors, veterans and all our families. My four children have attended Maryland public schools, and my wife is a public school teacher. We are committed to excellent schools for all children. The incumbent has voted against all education and health funding for three years and has voted against funds for highways, commuter rail and municipal airports. Health care, education and working with community leaders to solve transportation problems will be my priorities if elected."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"On July 10, I celebrated my 25th wedding anniversary. We have traveled the U.S., but Western Maryland is the most beautiful place we've discovered."

Web site:

www.dearmon.com

E-mail address:

don@dearmon.com

Roscoe G. Bartlett* (R)

Age: 76

Residence: Frederick.

Education: BS, Columbia Union College; MS and PhD, human physiology, University of Maryland, College Park.

Occupation: Member of Congress; farmer.

Elected offices/civic activities: U.S. House of Representatives, 6th District, 1992-present; retired small-business owner, professor and research scientist.

Why should the voters elect you?

"I have 10 years of experience and a proven record as an effective advocate on behalf of 6th District residents, fighting and voting for a more limited federal government that spends less, taxes less and regulates less. America must now win a war against terror, strengthen our economy and become more energy-independent to ensure our future prosperity and national security. My accomplishments as a research scientist, professor, farmer, small-business owner and member of the Armed Services, Science and Small Business committees make me uniquely qualified among the candidates to achieve these goals."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"My goal as a congressman is to ensure that future generations of Americans have the same opportunities to achieve success that I enjoyed."

Web site:

www.bartlettforcongress.com

E-mail address:

bartlett2002@aol.com