Stephen Musselman (D)

Age: 34

Residence: West Friendship.

Education: BA, Hamilton College; JD, cum laude, Tulane University School of Law.

Occupation: Lawyer, law offices of Stephen Musselman.

Elected offices/civic activities: Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, Howard County Domestic Violence Center, 2000; member, Howard County Bar Association; member, Maryland Bar Association; member, St. Louis Catholic Church.

Why should the voters elect you?

"I should be elected for my philosophy: Government can do good. My opponent and I differ on this issue -- he sees government as an albatross while I see it serving the people. I do favor a public pool in my district, and I favor government support for HCC. I do not support widening Route 32. If 32 falls, then 216, 144, 97 are next!"

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"I am married with two children, and I celebrate raising my kids in this county."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

stephen@domesticlaw.info

Allan Kittleman* (R)

Age: 44

Residence: West Friendship.

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

Occupation: Lawyer; partner, Herwig & Humphreys.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Howard County Council, 1998-present; Howard County Republican Central Committee, 1990-98, chairman, 1992-97; attorney coach, Glenelg High School mock trial team, 1992-98; PTA Council delegate, West Friendship Elementary School, 1997-98.

Why should the voters elect you?

"I have helped to improve our education system by voting for funding to reduce class sizes, increase teacher salaries and to build and renovate schools. I have worked to better manage growth by reducing the number of new housing units, strengthening growth and development controls and supporting legislation establishing a hearing examiner and zoning counsel. I also voted against the 1,168 new homes proposed for the Maple Lawn Farms subdivision in Fulton. I have encouraged economic development by opposing all efforts to raise property and income taxes, voting to eliminate the agritourism tax and supporting tax credits for businesses."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"I am a lifelong resident of Howard County. I am married and have four children, three of whom currently attend public schools."

Web site:

www.kittleman.com

E-mail address:

allan@kittleman.com