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Bartlett fights off challenge from Duck

November 08, 2006|by TAMELA BAKER

U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, R-Md., was coasting to his eighth term in Congress with approximately 59 percent of the District 6 vote late Tuesday.

The district includes all of Garrett, Allegany, Washington, Frederick and Carroll Counties, and parts of Baltimore, Harford and Montgomery Counties.

His closest competitor, Democrat Andrew James Duck, had about 38 percent of the vote. Green Party candidate Robert Kozak won about 3 percent.

Bartlett won both Washington and Frederick counties by large margins, according to complete but unofficial results. In Washington County, Bartlett led with 20,426 votes to Duck's 15,799 and Kozak's 704. In Frederick County, Bartlett won 34,355 votes to Duck's 29,538 and Kozak's 1,613.

Bartlett, 80, of Frederick, was first elected to Congress in 1992. A former researcher and university professor, Bartlett holds a Ph.D in human physiology from the University of Maryland.

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He serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the Science Committee and the Small Business Committee.

Duck, 44, of Brunswick, is a 20-year Army veteran who has served both in Iraq and in Bosnia. He now is an intelligence adviser for defense contractor Northrup Grumman Corporation.

Green Party candidate Robert Kozak, 53, is president of a Frederick-based biofuels company.

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