Murray D. Levy * * (D)

Age: 57

Residence: La Plata.

Education: BBA, George Washington University.

Occupation: President, Charles County Board of Commissioners.

Elected offices/civic activities: Charles County commissioner 1986-94); president, Charles County Board of Commissioners, 1994-2002; president, Maryland Association of Counties, 1999; president, Charles County Chamber of Commerce, 1986; Charles County director of finance and director of public works, 1971-81.

Why should the voters elect you?

"During my time as president, Charles County adopted a $100 million road construction program to reduce traffic congestion; our economic development program is bringing three projects starting this year with 4,700 high-paying jobs, and we have one of the lowest unemployment rates in Maryland; Charles County's SAT scores rose to sixth in Maryland, resulting in our graduating seniors receiving $20 million in scholarships in 2002; property values rose 11.3 percent during the last reassessment cycle; our median household income is over $60,000, the fourth-highest in Maryland; to reduce crime, we have funded 96 new sheriff's deputies."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"During 16 years of elected office, I earned the respect of the voters for integrity and good fiscal management. I again ask for your vote."

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