Bob Dorsey *

Age: 59

Residence: Twinbrook Forest, Rockville.

Education: AA, general studies, Montgomery College; graduate, International Tabulating Institute; graduate, Leadership Montgomery; graduate, Leadership Greater Washington.

Occupation: Trainer, EASE Technologies; City Council member; retired IBM systems engineer/marketing representative.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Rockville City Council, 1993-present; past president, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments; member, Metropolitan Washington Transportation Planning Board; member, Public Safety Policy Committee, National League of Cities; board member, Family Services Agency.

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

"Homeowners' quality of life and value of real property constitute a most urgent issue in Rockville at this time. As Rockville becomes a mature urban area, the forces of homeowner comfort in their home versus impressions of nearby development and the attitudes and behavior of neighbors have many owners concerned about not feeling in control regarding the value of their property. Some homeowners bought their house years ago as a retirement vehicle. They planned to sell or remodel it, and the new owners often demolish and build a bigger home yielding a handsome profit for both sides of the deal."

Why should voters elect you?

"Voters should reelect me because of my years of experience on the council. I am acquainted with many people and processes that directly impact Rockville."

Web site:

votedorsey.com

E-mail address:

redorse@yahoo.com

Susan R. Hoffmann *

Age: 61

Residence: West End, Rockville.

Education: BA, communications, Temple University.

Occupation: City Council member; director, marketing and special events, Downtown Silver Spring.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Rockville City Council, 2001-present; former commissioner and chairman, Rockville Planning Commission; former member, West End Civic Association Board of Directors; past president, Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents Association; past vice president, National Capital Chapter, American ORT; former board member, Montgomery County Conference and Visitors Bureau; former commissioner, Maryland Commission for Women; former trustee, Temple Emanuel Board.

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

"Preserving Rockville's rich history and protecting its precious future, while we adjust to a more urbanized landscape. Rockville and the surrounding area are an extremely desirable place to live. More must be done to alleviate our overburdened roads and schools. While these are regional responsibilities, developers should be expected to contribute via excise taxes and impact fees to provide the necessary infrastructure."

Why should voters elect you?

"I'm just like you. ... I know what it means to work hard for a paycheck every day. I share your values and hopes for Rockville."

Web site:

www.susanhoffmann.com

E-mail address:

electsusanhoffmann@gmail.com

Phyllis Marcuccio

Age: 72

Residence: Rockville.

Education: BA, biology, Bucknell University; MA, biology, George Washington University; graduate studies, Western Maryland University.

Occupation: Retired, science educator, editor, publisher, associate executive director, National Science Teachers Association.

Elected offices/civic activities: President, East Rockville Civic Association, 1986-88, 1994-2003, 2004-05; board member, Peerless Rockville; board member, Rockville Consortium for Science; board member, Kiwanis Club of Rockville; commissioner, Rockville Housing Authority; former chairman, Croydon Park Neighborhood Advisory Board; former member, Croydon Park Master Plan Review Committee; former member, Rockville Charter Review Commission; former member, city's 2002 Forum to Establish Long Term Goals; former member, East Rockville Neighborhood Master Plan Advisory Group; former member, Stonestreet Implementation Study Task Force; member, Art in Town Center Task Force; member, Rockville Science Center Feasibility Study Task Force.

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

"Overdevelopment ('smart growth') in Rockville is compromising the character of our hometown, causing residents' property taxes to soar, and forcing the city's limited infrastructure to accommodate and support added traffic and city services essential to sustaining the quality of life we have long enjoyed. What our city needs is 'informed and intelligent growth' built on a citizen-driven agenda."

Why should voters elect you?

"I have an outstanding track record of Rockville community leadership, commitment, common sense and skills that are needed to address the issues we face today."

Web site:

phyllism.org

E-mail address:

marcu@erols.com

Anne M. Robbins *

Age: 63

Residence: Rockville.

Education: BS, education, Pennsylvania State University; MA, public administration, Maxwell School of Citizenship, Syracuse University.

Occupation: City Council member.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Rockville City Council, 1999-present; member, National League of Cities Human Services Advisory Committee; member, Maryland Municipal League; member, Peerless Rockville; past board member, Twinbrook Library Advisory Committee;

past board member, Community Ministries of Rockville; past chairman, Wootton High School Organized to Resist Drugs; past publicity chairman, F. Scott Fitzgerald Centennial Committee.

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

"The most urgent problem facing Rockville continues to be the very negative impact of overdevelopment in the region and in particular the growing traffic congestion resulting from overdevelopment. The adverse effects of too much traffic are felt in the time it takes people to commute to work, the safety of pedestrians and cyclists and the quality of our air. The Metro system needs to be extended northward from Shady Grove, and we need to work on effective carpooling and public transportation alternatives. Better regional planning for future transportation and development is a must."

Why should voters elect you?

"I have a record of both accomplishments and being accessible to residents. I want to continue being an advocate for neighborhood quality-of-life issues."

Web site:

www.annerobbins.com

E-mail address:

anner41@hotmail.com

Harry Thomas

Age: 52

Residence: Twinbrook.

Education: Graduate, Richard Montgomery High School.

Occupation: Driver.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member and former president, Twinbrook Citizens Association; member and former vice president,

Washington Limousine Association;

former president, Richard Montgomery Booster Club; fireman/EMT, Rockville Volunteer Fire Department; associate member, East Rockville Civic Association; member, Richard Montgomery High School PTA.

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

"Cut-through traffic in our neighborhoods. Overdevelopment of our city infrastructure. Adequate public facilities ordinances."

Why should voters elect you?

"Because I care about this city and I have the conviction to follow it through, I'll bring the passion that's been missing."

Web site:

www.vote4Harry.com

E-mail address:

harrywthomas@aol.com

Joy E. Young

Age: 49

Residence: Twinbrook.

Education: AA, management, hotel mangement, Montgomery College; business management and paralegal studies, University of Maryland University College; specialized training in management, hotel management, paralegal and chamber/nonprofit management; graduate, Leadership Montgomery.

Occupation: President and CEO, Rockville Chamber of Commerce.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, board of directors, nominating committee chair, The Musical Theater Center; president, Metropolitan Washington Council of Chambers of Commerce; vice chairman, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County; program committee member, Leadership Montgomery; business action committee member, ARC of Montgomery County; member, Rockville Kiwanis; Action Business committee member, Montgomery County Department of Economic Development.

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

"Poor infrastructure in roads, schools, sidewalks and support systems. As each of these fail our needs the quality of life decreases. These are not problems we can fix alone, yet they can be fixed. Working with our staff, citizens, businesses as well as county, state and regional agencies, we can enhance existing programs and find new partnerships and ideas to improve our schools, roads, mass transit and public safety. Through these improvements we will improve the quality of life and attract more residents, businesses and visitors. This will help increase our tax base to help improve our other resident programs."

Why should voters elect you?

"I am a strong leader that believes in Rockville. I will bring staff, citizens and commissioners together with new partners and new ideas to improve Rockville."

Web site:

www.Joy4Rockville.com

E-mail address:

Joy@Joy4Rockville.com