D. Michael Lyles *

Age: 42

Residence: Collington Station.

Education: BA, business finance, University of the District of Columbia; JD, Catholic University of America; completed three years at Iowa State University.

Occupation: Associate county attorney, Prince George's County.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Bowie City Council, 2004-present; past president, Collington Station Recreation Association; former chairman, Bowie Board of Convenors; former member, Bowie Administrative Review Committee; former chairman, Collington Station Architectural Control Committee; counselor, Second District of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.; member, Collington Station Neighborhood Watch Committee and Pointer Ridge Elementary School, Thomas G. Pullen School and Eleanor Roosevelt High School PTAs.

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

"Roads and transportation are the most urgent problems facing Bowie. As the third-largest city in Maryland, we still have no reliable and cost-effective way to travel around the city without driving. The expanse of residential development built without sidewalks and widened streets, along with the historic inability of elected officials to improve roads at pace with the development, has exacerbated traffic bottlenecks and road hazards for experienced drivers as well as teen drivers. It is virtually impossible for seniors and others without cars to travel to and from jobs, recreation and school in and around Bowie."

Why should voters elect you?

"Voters should elect me, Michael Lyles, because of my proven track record of delivering quality services and amenities for my community, and getting things done."

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Troy S. Stewart

Age: 24

Residence: Bowie.

Education: BS, management science, Coppin State University; studying for MBA, Bowie State University.

Occupation: Partner, McIntyre Stewart Publishing Co.; author of Christian guide to college and life.

Elected offices/civic activities: Volunteer, Prince George's Christmas in April; volunteer painter, landscaper and deliveryman in Bowie; volunteer producer, cameraman and technician, Bowie Cable Television (BCTV); former staff sergeant, Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC).

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

"The most urgent issue facing Bowie is safety. Safety as it concerns the community of Bowie is a major issue. I have a vision of implementing a city-wide neighborhood watch program that will span across every neighborhood in Bowie, providing extra or additional safety solutions. I will accomplish this vision in Bowie with the help of the citizens of Bowie, and through this program Bowie will achieve an extra and additional deterrent to crime."

Why should voters elect you?

"I have Bowie's best interest at heart and will work faithfully and jointly with our citizens in coming up with original ideas to benefit Bowie."

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