Richard A. Day III* (D)

Age: 52

Residence: La Plata.

Education: BA, University of Maryland; JD, University of Baltimore School of Law.

Occupation: Clerk of the Circuit Court of Maryland, Charles County.

Elected offices/civic activities: Clerk of the Circuit Court, appointed 2001; family law attorney, La Plata, 1996-2001; clerk of the District Court of Maryland, Charles County, 1976-96; member, board of directors, Maples Foundation; member, former chairman, Christ Church Day School board.

Why should the voters elect you?

"I hold this office as a result of the unanimous decision of our Circuit Court judges to appoint me to fill the vacancy in the office. That decision followed a selection process that included advertising and interviews. I believe my record of accomplishment in the Clerk's Office (20 years in the District Court) as well as my experience as an attorney, qualify me to serve as the clerk of your Circuit Court. I would ask that you mark your vote beside my name and support a team of dedicated professionals, who work very hard to serve you. Thank you."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"I have served for several years as the school board chair for a religious school and serve on the board of a senior citizen center."

Web site:

rickday3.com

E-mail address:

Citizens4Rick@aol.com

Jim Gartland (R)

Photo not available.

Age: 57

Residence: La Plata.

Education: Studied criminal justice at College of Southern Maryland (no degree).

Occupation: Private investigator.

Elected offices/civic activities: Sheriff, Charles County, 1986-94, after 20 years as deputy sheriff; U.S. Capitol Police; member, Charles County Chamber of Commerce board of directors; member, Southern Maryland Hospital Center board of directors.

Why should the voters elect you?

"Demonstrated commitment, past service, leadership skills. Administrative skills in personnel and budget matters. Worked with the courts over 35 years, familiar with the office of the clerk. I have administered an office with over 300 employees; I have experience in providing security and technology to the office. I am a people person and possess the skills necessary to serve the public as well as interact with other public officials. I am familiar with acquiring funds from government sources, both state and federal agencies."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

No response.

Web site:

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E-mail address:

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