Theresa Mitchell Dudley (Green)

Age: 41

Residence: Kentland.

Education: BA, communication studies and economics, University of Massachusetts; teaching certification courses, Trinity College.

Occupation: Fourth-grade teacher, Rogers Heights Elementary School.

Elected offices/civic activities: Chair, Prince George's County police chief's citizen advisory committee; secretary and past treasurer, Coalition of Central Prince George's County Community Organizations; debate and forum chair, Prince George's League of Women Voters; chair, Prevention and Intervention Committee of Landover Area Weed and Seed Program; past president, Kentland Civic Association; past president, Rogers Heights PTA; former board member, Prince George's County Civic Federation; building representative, Prince George's County Educators Association.

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

"Special interest control of our congressional leadership is the problem. The incumbent's behavior both locally and nationally is a direct reflection of the large sums of money received from special interests groups. Visit the Federal Elections Commission Web site, www.fec.gov, and see all the donations made to the incumbent by special interests. This has allowed unmanaged residential growth and other quality of life issues to suffer. Our schools are overcrowded, the murder rate is escalating and fire services are strained. Our country is fighting a war for the wrong reasons. We need representation beholden to the people, not the special interests."

Why should voters elect you?

"We deserve great schools, safe streets, good jobs, a clean environment and peace. I will represent the people's interests with integrity nationally and locally."

Web site:

www.dudley4congress.org

E-mail address:

dudley4congress@aol.com

John McKinnis (R)

Age: 30

Residence: Silver Spring.

Education: BS, information technology management, University of Maryland.

Occupation: President, Light Integrations LLC.

Elected offices/civic activities: Volunteer, Christmas in April, Prince George's County; volunteer, Associated Builders and Contractors Community Outreach Program; volunteer and member, Immanuel's Church; assistant coach, Burtonsville Athletic Association; relief worker in Honduras, Ecuador, El Salvador and Thailand.

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

"We have an education crisis in our district. My opponent is unable to get full funding for No Child Left Behind. As a member of the majority party, I will be a strong and effective advocate for increased education resources for our district. The current representative opposed reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. If we give educators the resources they need, I believe that every child can learn. As your representative, I will help increase parental involvement, and I have a specific plan to solve discipline problems in the classroom. Education is the foundation for our future."

Why should voters elect you?

"Our current representative's top priority is putting casinos in our neighborhoods. I am a leader with the right priorities -- education and children come first."

Web site:

www.mckinnisforcongress.com

E-mail address:

info@teammckinnis.com

Albert R. Wynn (D)*

Age: 53

Residence: Mitchellville.

Education: BA, political science, University of Pittsburgh; JD, Georgetown University.

Occupation: Lawyer, congressman.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-present; member, Maryland Senate, 1987-92; member, Maryland House of Delegates, 1983-86.

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

"Our most urgent issue is developing a long-term strategy for economic security. Private-sector downsizing, the outsourcing of federal jobs, the loss of high-paying tech and service jobs to foreign countries and rising health care expenses are costs threatening the standards of living of middle-class families. We need to focus on 1) helping small business create new jobs for young people, women, displaced workers and ex-offenders; 2) providing affordable health insurance and a real prescription drug benefit; and 3) supporting public education so youth will be prepared for the new economy."

Why should voters elect you?

"I'm accessible to constituents, and I'll do the hard work to fight for federal workers, better schools, affordable health insurance, reliable energy and job creation."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

None given.