John F. Wood Jr. * * (D)

Age: 66

Residence: Mechanicsville.

Education: High school.

Occupation: Insurance broker; partner, Cross & Wood Associates Inc.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Maryland House of Delegates, 1987-present; House of Delegates Commerce and Government Matters Committee; Maryland Veterans Home Committee; Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland; Chesapeake Bay Committee; Moose Lodge; Mechanicsville Fire Department; Mechanicsville Rescue Squad; 7th District Optimist Club.

Why should the voters elect you?

"As a member of the House of Delegates for the past 16 years, I have advanced to the leadership position of chairman, Commerce and Government Matters Committee. I am past chairman of the Tri-State Chesapeake Bay Commission and have served on many other legislative committees. I have worked tirelessly for the citizens of Southern Maryland to make Maryland a better place to live and work by addressing their concerns in school construction, education funding, the funding of roads, growth and environmental issues and any other constituent matter or problem that may arise."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"I am a family man and business owner, born, raised and educated in Southern Maryland, dedicated to improve the quality of life of my constituents."

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