James E. DeGrange Sr.* (D)

Age: 53

Residence: Glen Burnie.

Education: Glen Burnie High School graduate.

Occupation: Property manager, North Arundel Hospital.

Elected offices/civic activities: Maryland State Senate, 1999-present; Anne Arundel County Council, 1994-98; vice president, DeGrange Lumber Co.; board member, Glen Burnie Mutual Savings Bank, 1983-present, president 1995-present; North Arundel Hospital Foundation Board, 1993-present; member, Rotary Club of Glen Burnie; member, Glen Burnie Improvement Association; president, Take Back Our Streets; Anne Arundel Community College Foundation Board, 1996-99; Maryland State Lottery Commissioner, 1991-99.

Why should the voters elect you?

"As a state senator for the past four years, I have a proven record in dealing with issues that come before the General Assembly. I have more than 30 years of experience as a successful businessman in the district I represent. I have many years of community involvement, giving me a unique understanding of the varied issues facing the district. I have a proven record of building coalitions to discuss and solve problems."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"I sponsored legislation to create a community enhancement committee that provides grants for communities affected by BWI Airport. This is a first in the country."

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Terry R. Gilleland Jr. (R)

Age: 25

Residence: Linthicum Heights.

Education: BA, political Science, Loyola College; MBA, finance, University of Baltimore.

Occupation: Account manager, Thomson Prometric.

Elected offices/civic activities: Chairman, Anne Arundel County Republican Party, August 2001-present;

member, Republican State Central Committee, March 2001-present; member, Anne Arundel County Board of Education, 1994-95.

Why should the voters elect you?

"At the dawn of the 21st century, Maryland finds itself at a crossroads fiscally, politically and ethically, and we must find our way back. My experience has prepared me to lead Maryland to that higher road, making it a better place now and in the future. State government must balance spending, reduce taxes and unnecessary regulation and implement fiscal discipline as it makes Maryland a business-friendly state. As its primary economic imperative, Maryland must enhance its leadership position in education by recruiting and retaining the best teachers so that our students are prepared to lead and be productive."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"I believe in Maryland and its future. Together, with hard work and determination, we can make Maryland a stronger, better and prouder state."

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