Doyle Niemann (D)

Age: 55

Residence: Mount Rainier.

Education: BA, government, University of Texas at Austin; JD, University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore.

Occupation: Assistant state's attorney, Prince George's County.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Mount Rainier City Council, 1983-87; member, Democratic Central Committee, 1986-90; Prince George's County Board of Education, 1996-2002; PTA activist; board, Leland Hospital, League of Conservation Voters and Maryland Citizen Action; Prince George's Economic Development Advisory Committee.

Why should the voters elect you?

"I will bring to the legislature significant, hands-on experience with education, crime and economic development as well as a long commitment to the neighborhoods of the 47th District. I understand the issues, and I know how to get things done. My priorities will include securing a funding source for promised education money, reform of the juvenile justice system so that we both punish wrongdoing and keep young people from a life of crime, stimulating jobs and economic development in our older areas, improving access to health care for seniors and implementing a program to reduce the price of prescription drugs."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"Over a 30-year career in business and public service, my primary commitment has been to empower people and to build strong, stable, livable communities."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

dniemann@erols.com

Rosetta C. Parker (D)

Age: 71

Residence: Michigan Park Hills.

Education: MEd, University of Maryland; BS, Fayettville State University.

Occupation: Part-time real estate agent; retired administrator.

Elected offices/civic activities: Served on the board of directors of the National Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington; member, National Council of Negro Women; member, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

Why should the voters elect you?

"Voters should vote for me because of my excellent record of getting things done for all of us. I have the experience of organizing groups to fight for their needs. As a community activist, I have proven my ability to work with people and accomplish our missions."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"Persuaded (with group) NUP to reroute the Red Line to save homes. Persuaded MNPP and the state to fund the Rollingcrest Community Center and Splash Pool."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

rosettac_parker@msn.com

Victor R. Ramirez (D)

Age: 28

Residence: Mount Rainier.

Education: BA, international business, Frostburg State University; JD, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Occupation: Lawyer.

Elected offices/civic activities: None given.

Why should the voters elect you?

"I believe the time has come to pave the way for new leadership in the state of Maryland. I am dedicated to representing the thoughts and ideas of the people of District 47 and putting their concerns first. I have discussed with our residents the issues of high crime, lack of economic development, environmental quality and the quality of education for our children. I am committed to collaborating on past and new ideas in order to keep our community competitive in this ever-changing society, not just for District 47 but for the entire county. Vote for Victor Ramirez."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"As a product of the Prince George's County school system, I appreciate the importance of public education and understand the problems our school system faces."

Web site:

www.DCLatinosunidos.com/victor/index.htm

E-mail address:

None given.