Maria Allwine (Green)

Age: 51

Residence: Baltimore.

Education: Completed three years of English courses at Texas Christian University and one year at College of Notre Dame of Maryland.

Occupation: Legal secretary.

Elected offices/civic activities: Former recording secretary, Mount Vernon/Belvedere Improvement Association; formerly active in Midtown Benefits District.

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

"Rampant development and slots. Interests of developers are consistently favored over needs and desires of communities targeted for development. This means more roads, no viable public transportation, crowded schools. While the slots issue is not technically a development issue, the fallout for any community saddled with them will be the same: more traffic congestion, increased crime, general lowering of the quality of life. Slots are a bad idea: bad for our schools, bad for the communities that have to live with the fallout from them and bad for those employed in the low-level, low-paying jobs this industry will provide."

Why should voters elect you?

"As a Green, I accept no corporate, union, PAC money. I am not for sale and represent the interest of people, not special interests."

Web site:

www.mdgreensforcongress.org

E-mail address:

MariaAllwine@mdgreens.org

Barbara A. Mikulski (D)*

Age: 68

Residence: Baltimore city.

Education: BA, sociology, Mount Saint Mary's College; MSW, University of Maryland.

Occupation: U.S. senator.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, U.S. Senate, 1987-present;

member, U.S. House of Representatives, 1977-86; member, Baltimore City Council, 1972-76; social worker and community activist in Baltimore; board member of numerous charitable and nonprofit organizations serving Maryland communities.

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

"In this new century, we must make sure that Maryland and America are safer, stronger, smarter and healthier. We need to make the investments in our economy and people that will lead to greater prosperity, better health care and expanded educational opportunities. At the same time, we must ensure that our nation can meet the challenges of terrorism without undermining our core constitutional protections. Finding the right balance between these challenges and opportunities is the most urgent problem we face."

Why should voters elect you?

"I bring experience, leadership and effectiveness to my work as a senator. I fight successfully every day for the people and communities of Maryland."

Web site:

www.senatorbarb.com

E-mail address:

senator@senatorbarb.com

E.J. Pipkin (R)

Age: 48

Residence: Queen Anne's County.

Education: BBA, Roanoke College; MBA, University of Virginia.

Occupation: State senator.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Maryland Senate, 2003-present; chairman, Task Force on Broadband Communications Deployment in Underserved Rural Areas; member, Task Force to Study Efficiency in Procurement (chairman, efficiency subcommittee); member, Task Force on the Marketing of Grain and Other Agricultural Products; member, Bainbridge Development Advisory Board; member, Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland; member, Sons of the American Legion; past secretary, Citizens Against Open Bay Dumping.

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

"Growing up in Dundalk, the son of an electrician and cafeteria worker, and raising my own family here in Maryland, I live the experiences so many Maryland working families face every day. We must lower taxes for working families, create new jobs and opportunities, increase drug benefits for our seniors, make sure our children receive the best education possible and work hard to protect the health of the Chesapeake Bay. As a state senator I am fighting for these things every day in the Maryland General Assembly."

Why should voters elect you?

"As U.S. senator, I will continue to fight for more jobs, improved education, better health care for our seniors and a cleaner, healthier Chesapeake Bay."

Web site:

www.pipkinforsenate.com

E-mail address:

ej@pipkinforsenate.com

Thomas Trump (Constitution) Age: 34

Residence: White Marsh.

Education: BS, business administration, University of Alabama.

Occupation: President, Trump Investment Counsel Inc.

Elected offices/civic activities: None.

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

"Today we live in a time where our elected officials need to be not only adept at legislative issues but also those of national security. This is where I feel experience is vital. I served as a U.S. Marine in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, was awarded 10 medals and ribbons and was trained in nuclear, biological and chemical warfare. I feel our fight against terror is futile unless we seal our borders. I will push the executive and legislative branches to do just this. It is our best defense for stopping terrorism on our own soil."

Why should voters elect you?

"I promise to fight for constitutional government and taxation. This is the only way to restore the republic to that which our Founding Fathers envisioned."

Web site:

www.trumpforsenate.com

E-mail address:

info@trumpforsenate.com