August 31, 2006
Party affiliation: Republican
Education: bachelors in biology and theology, Columbia Union College; maters and doctorate, human physiology, University of Maryland.
Experience: member of Congress representing 6th District, first elected in 1992; college professor; research scientist and inventor; small business owner and farmer.
Quote/top issue: "As a conservative, I understand that the private sector creates jobs and wealth. Government policies transfer, but can not create wealth. Federal government policies can help or hurt our local economy. Lower taxes, less spending and best regulations help Marylanders create and obtain more and better paying jobs." (source: Frederick News-Post)