Rob Garagiola (D)

Age: 30

Residence: Germantown.

Education: BA, political science, Rutgers University; JD, George Washington University Law School.

Occupation: Lawyer, Greenberg, Traurig LLP.

Elected offices/civic activities: Sergeant, parachutist, Special Operations Airborne Unit, U.S. Army Reserves; Gaithersburg Germantown Chamber of Commerce; board member, Germantown Alliance; co-chairman, Germantown Citizens Association; Germantown Harvest Parade Committee; Germantown Democratic Club; member, United Food and Commercial Workers Union.

Why should the voters elect you?

"It is clear that voters want new ideas and new leadership on a number of issues, the most important being transportation, education, environment and economic security. As a lawyer, civic and business leader and Army Reservist, I have a relentless can-do attitude. And given my near-decade of legislative experience, I will get results in the state Senate, something the hardworking families and businesses in our part of Montgomery County need and deserve. This election comes at a critical time. I promise determined, effective leadership and hope to earn your support."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"Working hard to raise a family and serve our community and military, I understand your pressures and will work hard to get results for you."

Web site:

www.vote4rob.com

E-mail address:

rob@vote4rob.com

Jean W. Roesser* (R)

Age: 72

Residence: Potomac.

Education: BA, Trinity College; graduate study, economics, Catholic University.

Occupation: State senator.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Maryland Senate, 1995-present; member, Maryland House of Delegates, 1987-94; board member, Montgomery County Historical Society and Mercy Clinic in Germantown; member, Poolesville, Potomac chambers of commerce and West Montgomery County Citizens Association.

Why should the voters elect you?

"I have had the privilege of serving in the state Senate and the House of Delegates for 16 years. I am Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Welfare Reform. I successfully sponsored laws to stop drug and alcohol abuse in Maryland's workplaces, to provide breast cancer screening/treatment for low-income women, to establish a

Foster Parents Bill of Rights and to assure fair treatment of crime victims."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"My endorsements include Montgomery County Retired Teachers Association, M.C. Fraternal Order of Police/Lodge 35, M.C. Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association, Maryland Agriculture, Montgomery Women."

Web site:

www.jeanroesser.com

E-mail address:

jeanroesser@jeanroesser.com