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6th District race to be contested in primaries

August 04, 2006|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

WASHINGTON COUNTY - In his quest for an eighth term in Congress, Roscoe Bartlett is facing Joseph T. Krysztoforski in a Republican primary Sept. 12.

The Democrats also have a primary contest: Andrew Duck is running against Barry J.C. Kissin.

The winner in each primary will advance to the Nov. 7 general election.

Maryland's 6th Congressional District, which Bartlett represents, includes parts or all of Washington, Frederick, Allegany, Garrett, Carroll, Montgomery, Harford and Baltimore counties.

House members serve two-year terms. The current salary is $165,200.

Bartlett has been a professor, a research scientist and inventor, a small-business owner and a farmer, according to a biography posted at his Congress Web site. He lives in Frederick, Md.

He serves on the House Armed Service, Science and Small Business committees.

In the 2004 general election, Bartlett received about two-thirds of the vote, defeating challengers from the Democratic and Green parties.

He was first elected to represent the district in 1992.

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Krysztoforski, who lives in Hunt Valley, Md., is a retired management consultant and entrepreneur, according to his Web site.

Duck, of Brunswick, Md., works for Northrop Grumman in the office of the deputy Army chief of staff at the Pentagon, his Web site says. He served in the U.S. Army for more than 20 years.

Kissin has had a private law practice in Frederick, where he lives, since 1982, his Web site says.

Robert E. Kozak of Frederick is seeking to be the Green Party's candidate in the general election.

The Green Party has until Monday to file a certificate of nomination to have Kozak as the party's candidate, said Donna Duncan, the director of the election management division of the State Board of Elections.

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