Will Campos

Age: 30

Residence: Hyattsville.

Education: BA, ancient art history and archaeology; BS, information systems management, University of Maryland.

Occupation: Special assistant to Prince George's County Jack B. Johnson.

Elected offices/civic activities: Counselor, Chillum Youth Project.

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

"Prince George's County has one of the fastest-growing school districts in the nation. This growth is partly due to the baby boom echo and also by the migration of cultures from all over the world. This cultural diversity is greatest in District 2, and it poses a challenge to our regional schools in keeping up with the demands of this population growth. Proper funding for new schools and for better facilities is urgent to reduce overcrowding and to eliminate our temporary trailers. This lack of resources prohibits our teachers from teaching our kids, our future, to the fullest potential."

Why should voters elect you?

"Our county is on the verge of a renaissance: economic, cultural, all levels. I will work hard to make it everything it can be."

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Tommy S. Priestley

Age: 20

Residence: Mount Rainier.

Education: Completed course work in political science, Ohio State University.

Occupation: College student, Ohio State University.

Elected offices/civic activities: Coach, Southern Maryland Wrestling Club; volunteer, Buckeyes for Bush.

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

"The most urgent issue facing our jurisdiction is the level of community involvement in our public schools. By parents, students, businesses, alumni and community members all having a stake in our schools, we can ensure that our students succeed. To bring in additional funding for activities which provide an outlet for community involvement, such as athletics, we need to continue economic development. By building our taxable base, we can generate additional revenues to adequately fund our school system. This combination of increasing funds and promoting greater community involvement will pay positive dividends for years."

Why should voters elect you?

"Voters should elect me because I'm optimistic and want to see our community succeed. I also have what it takes to get the job done."

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