Bob S. Auerbach (Green)

Age: 84

Residence: Greenbelt.

Education: BA, political science, New York University; MA, library science, Jewish Peabody College.

Occupation: Peace activist; retired librarian.

Elected offices/civic activities: Maryland Green Party delegate, national Green Party presidential nominating convention; former chairman and co-chairman, Maryland Green Party;

former executive secretary, Committee for Nonviolent Revolution; former member, New Party National Committee, Citizens Party National Committee, Socialist Party National Committee, Green Party National Committee; former chairman, People's Party Maryland; former executive committee member, War Resisters League (N.Y.); past treasurer, Jewish Peace Fellowship of New York; librarian, Tecumseh World Hunger Education Services; member, Greenbelt Peace, ACLU, Friends Meeting.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"The most urgent issue is nonviolence. End the harmful 'war against terrorism' and replace it with an intelligent foreign policy of peace and justice for all nations. Nonviolence also implies social justice: good schools, decent housing, health care and equal rights for all. Alternative energy; clean water and air."

Why should voters elect you?

"Vote for peace: nonviolence, social justice, environment, democracy. Greens don't just preach campaign finance reform; we're actually practicing clean election campaigns now."

Web site:

www.mdgreensforcongress.org

E-mail address:

BobAuerbach@MDGreens.org

Steny H. Hoyer (D)*

Age: 65

Residence: Mechanicsville.

Education: BS, political science, University of Maryland; JD, Georgetown University.

Occupation: Congressman.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, U.S. House of Representatives, 1981-present (House Democratic whip, 2003-present); member, Maryland Board of Higher Education, 1978-81; member, Maryland Senate, 1966-78 (president, Maryland Senate, 1975-78); member, Naval Academy Board of Visitors; board of trustees member, St. Mary's College; former member, University System of Maryland Board of Regents.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"The most urgent issue facing the 5th Congressional District is security -- ensuring a strong national defense and protecting our homeland. We must give our armed forces the resources they need to win the war on terrorism. I also believe we must ensure that our first responders are properly trained and equipped. At the same time, we must enact fiscally responsible policies that create jobs and foster economic growth and opportunity. I also will continue to fight for sufficient education funding and high standards that ensure our children are learning and policies that make health care more affordable and accessible."

Why should voters elect you?

"I believe that I am an effective, hardworking leader and if reelected will continue to represent the values and best instincts of my constituents."

Web site:

www.hoyerforcongress.com

E-mail address:

info@hoyerforcongress.com

Brad Jewitt (R)

Age: 34

Residence: Berwyn Heights.

Education: BA, political science, York College of Pennsylvania; MS, management, Troy State University.

Occupation: Major, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

Elected offices/civic activities: Mayor, Town of Berwyn Heights, 2002-03; member, Berwyn Heights Town Council, 2002; member, State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision; former board member, Prince George's County Municipal Association; former member, Maryland Municipal League's legislative committee, Maryland 193 Revitalization Task Force.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"Transportation. My district needs and deserves a transportation system for the 21st century. We need a transportation system to support a strong economic base. We must make smart decisions on where to build new roads, add mass transit and add operational improvements. By doing this, we will lessen commute times, save money and improve our quality of life. For too long, Maryland has sent more federal highway dollars to Washington than it has received. This must change. More federal dollars will allow the state to complete many overdue highway construction projects while creating more jobs for Maryland."

Why should voters elect you?

"I bring a new voice and new energy to represent us in Congress. I'm a proven leader, dedicated and determined to move our district forward."

Web site:

www.jewitt2004.com

E-mail address:

info@jewitt2004.com

Steve Krukar (Constitution)

Age: 46

Residence: Bowie.

Education: BA, broadcast communications, Moody Bible Institute; AA, architecture and liberal arts, Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Occupation: Flight attendant, American Airlines.

Elected offices/civic activities: Past state chairman, Constitution Party of Maryland; past state vice chairman, Constitution Party of Maryland; member, Marylanders for Democracy; member, Constitution Party; volunteer, Sauerbrey for Maryland Governor.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"The preamble to the Declaration of Independence states, 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.' Tragically, in contemporary America, a significant segment of our society eagerly embraces the latter two God-ordained unalienable rights, while simultaneously rejecting and ravaging the former. Ironically, it is the birth of the former that results in, not only the relevance of the latter, but in the continuance of our civilization. All citizens must be protected."

Why should voters elect you?

"Only candidate who will faithfully follow the Constitution, which will result in citizens regaining control over personal decisions involving issues of faith, family, freedom, finances."

Web site:

www.krukarforcongress.com

E-mail address:

bkrukar@aol.com