Russ Cullins* (D)

Age: 72

Residence: Clements.

Education: Graduate, St. Mary's Academy.

Occupation: Orphans' Court judge, farmer, businessman.

Elected offices/civic activities: Judge of the Orphans' Court, St. Mary's County, 14 years; charter member since 1968 and past president, 7th District Optimist Club; lifetime member, finance board member, Sacred Heart Church, Bushwood; member, St. Mary's County Farm Bureau; member, St. Clement's One Hundred Club.

Why should the voters elect you?

"Over the past 14 years, I have worked with the residents of St. Mary's County as judge of the Orphans' Court. The Orphans' Court involves much more than just signing papers. I have tried to listen and to be compassionate to help people through their trying times. I have worked closely with the registrar of wills to probate wills. I am a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County and raised eight children here. My commitment and dedication to the county and its residents runs deep."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"I would like to ask the voters of St. Mary's County for their vote and support on Nov. 5."

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Linda R. Dean (D)

Age: 62

Residence: Laurel Grove/Mechanicsville area.

Education: BS, Western Maryland College, 1962.

Occupation: Co-owner, Homeland Mortgage Co.

Elected offices/civic activities: No elected office held.

Why should the voters elect you?

"The Orphans' Court approves the final accounting for estates of the deceased and rules in cases of contested estates. My life experiences of raising a family, church treasurer, teaching in the public schools and 18 years' experience in a family business, in which my responsibilites include bookkeeping, financial management, insurance and personnel, have served to prepare me for the duties and responsibilities of an Orphans' Court judge. I believe judges should have, in addition to the appropriate experience, good common sense, objectivity, integrity and a sensitivity for the heirs and to keeping confidential matters considered by the court."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"I desire to serve my community in the office sought, and believe I have the experience and a commitment to the traits stated above."

Web site:

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E-mail address:

homeland@erols.com

Pat Woodburn (D)

Age: 68

Residence: St. Clement Shores.

Education: Strayer College, St. Mary's College, Charles County Community College.

Occupation: Real estate agent, O'Brien Realty.

Elected offices/civic activities: Democratic Central Committee, eight years; past vice president, Navy League; member, Historical Society; Legislative Committee, Board of Realtors; member, Democratic Club, 30 years; fundraising, Women's Democratic Club; soloist, St. John's Church.

Why should the voters elect you?

"I can only say that I have a deep respect for the people of St. Mary's County and I will serve them to the best of my ability and integrity. My life has been of service to others wherever I may be. My knowledge of law will be helpful and also my availability to do the work whenever necessary."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"I am the mother of seven children, 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. I ask for your vote Nov. 5. God Bless you, God Bless America."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

patwoodburn@hotmail.com

William Roy Buckler Jr. (R)

Age: 40

Residence: Mechanicsville.

Education: Leonardtown High School, 1980.

Occupation: Restaurant steward, U.S Senate.

Elected offices/civic activities: Democratic Central Committee, 1990-97; Knights of Columbus No. 1470, Leonardtown; CCD teaching assistant, Father Andrew White School, Leonardtown.

Why should the voters elect you?

"I will work hard with fellow Orphans' Court judges to serve the best interests of St. Mary's County citizens. I believe in maintaining the confidence and diginity of all the people I serve."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"I am an honest, hardworking family man who loves St. Mary's County."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

wlbroy@yahoo.com

John Thomas Mattingly (R)

Age: 54

Residence: Hollywood.

Education: Prince George's Community College, AA, criminal justice.

Occupation: Lieutenant, U.S. Capitol Police.

Elected offices/civic activities: None given.

Why should the voters elect you?

"I will bring more than 30 years of public service to the citizens of St. Mary's County. I will serve the people with honesty, integrity, fairness, impartiality and common sense. I am best suited for this office because my vast judicial background allows me to be concise and fair in all matters before the court. My management and supervisory experience has given me rapport-building techniques that will serve me on the Orphans' Court."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"I would be honored to serve the citizens of St. Mary's County and continue my public service at the completion of my law enforcement career."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

jtmattingly@TQCI.net

Dalton Wood Jr. (R)

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Age: 67

Residence: Town Creed.

Education: College of William and Mary, two years; Norfolk Naval Air Station Apprentice School; various military and government schools.

Occupation: Retired.

Elected offices/civic activities: Vice chairman, St. Mary's County Alcohol Board, six years; associate grand guardian, International Order of Job's Daughters, one year; president, Maryland State Association of Alcoholic Beverage License Administrators, one year; executive committee, Maryland State Association of Alcoholic Beverage License Administrators, five years;administrative officer, Coast Guard Reserve, nine years; national spokesman, Virginia Junior Chamber of Commerce.

Why should the voters elect you?

"Fairness, honesty and integrity are the center of all my interactions with others. I have a proven history of working with others in leadership positions in and out of government. I have a long-standing record of volunteer service in fraternal and civic groups and seven and a half years of service on local and state regulatory boards. I have always maintained a reputation for being honest, energetic and enthusiastic. My desire to serve as Judge of the Orphans' Court for St. Mary's County reflects my belief that it is each citizen's responsibility to serve the community in which they live."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"I have been married for 46 years, have four children and six grandchildren. I have lived in St. Mary's County for 24 years."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

woodjr@radix.net

Jenks Mattingly (U)

Age: 59

Residence: Hollywood.

Education: Continuing education in fire training, leadership training, EVOC training and hazardous materials training, 1980-present.

Occupation: Civilian firefighter, fire investigator, Department of Defense.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department, 42 years; past president, Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen's Association; past president, Maryland Firemen's Association; chairman, St. Mary's County Beverage Board; member and past president, Hollywood Optimist Club; member, Knights of Columbus; civil servant, fire department, 32 years.

Why should the voters elect you?

"I feel that voters should elect me because I will serve as a fair and compassionate judge of the Orphans' Court. My experience as a firefighter has trained me to help people in times of crisis and intense stress to deal with their emotions and to help them find solutions to difficult problems. Also, my experience as president of both the Southern Maryland and Maryland State Firemen's associations has prepared me for the mediation skills and problem-solving skills that are vital to fulfilling the role of judge for the Orphans' Court of St. Mary's County."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"If elected, I will dedicate myself to helping people resolve the issues that have brought them to the Orphans' Court with compassion and confidentiality."

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E-mail address:

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