GENE W. COUNIHAN, Democrat, District 15. Born in Cumberland, February 6, 1941. Port Hill
High School, Cumberland; Frostburg State College, B.S., 1963; American University, M.Ed., 1970.
Educator; supervisor, Montgomery County Schools. Member, Montgomery County Democratic
Central Committee, 1978-82; president, Montgomery Village/Gaithersburg Democratic Club,
1980-82; president, Montgomery Village Foundation Board of Directors, 1979-80; president, Seneca
Valley High School/Community Organization, 1981-82; consultant-trainer, Center for Creative
Communications, 1971-74; youth program director, YMCA, 1968-70. Associate professor/instructor
(part-time), American University, University of Maryland, and Federal City College, 1967-73.
Married; 5 daughters. Member of the House of Delegates since 1983. Vice-Chairman, Ways and
Means Committee. District office: 9901 Dellcastle Rd., Gaithersburg 20879; tel. 977-5045. Annapolis
office: 100 Lowe Bidg., 21401; tel. 841-3521.
WILLIAM H. COX, JR., Democrat, District 34. Born in Edgewood, July 15, 1942. Attended
Harford County public schools; University of Baltimore. Real estate broker; developer. Member, Tax
Appeals Court of Harford County, 1968-70; Governor's Commission to Hire the Handicapped;
Harford County Educational Foundation. Past president, Young Democrats of Harford County,
1969-70. Member, Harford County Board of Realtors; Maryland Real Estate Board. Member and
first State director, Bel Air Jaycees. Received Outstanding Young Man Award, 1969. Member, Elks;
Moose; American Legion. Chairman, Heart Fund Drive, 1970-71. Former member, board of
directors, Children's Fresh Air Society of Maryland; board of directors, Fallston General Hospital.
Chairman, United Appeal Drive, Harford County, 1968. Married; 2 children. Member of the House
of Delegates since 1971; member, Ways and Means Committee. Deputy Majority Whip, 1977-83.
Deputy Majority Floor Leader, 1983- Chairman, Harford County Delegation. Co-chairman, Mass
Transit Oversight Committee; chairman, Special Joint Committee on Transportation. Chairman,
Federal-State Affairs Committee, Southern Legislative Conference; member, State Affairs Committee,
Conference of State Governments. District office: 141 North Main St., Bel Air 21014; tel. 879-9173.
Annapolis office: 326 Lowe Bidg., 21401; tel. 841-3289.
ELIJAH E. CUMMINGS, Democrat, District 39. Bom in Baltimore, January 18, 1951. Baltimore
City College; Howard University, B.S., 1973; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1976.
Attorney. Member of Maryland Bar since 1976. Chief judge, Maryland Moot Court Board; Phi Beta
Kappa; Outstanding U.S. Student Government Leader Award, Royal Arts Society of London; Major
Achievement Award for Scholastic Accomplishment from Afro American News; president, Bancroft
Literary Society. Member of the House of Delegates since 1983. Vice-Chairman, Constitutional and
Administrative Law Committee, 1987-. Chairman, Committee on Economic Development —
Maryland Legislative Black Caucus. Chairman Emeritus, Maryland Legislative Black Caucus.
District office: 2225 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218; tel. 366-0494. Annapolis office: 141 Lowe Bidg.,
21401; tel. 841-3502.
GERALD J. CURRAN, Democrat, District 43. Bom March 20, 1939. Attended Baltimore parochial
schools; Calvert Hall College High School; University of Baltimore; University of Baltimore School
of Law, LL.B., 1963. Professional insurance broker. Chairman, State Use Industries Advisory
Committee. Past vice-chairman, Commission to Study Non-public Special Education. Past member,
Maryland Task Force on Welfare Reform. Archdiocesan Commission on the Aging. Delegate,
Democratic National Conventions, 1974, 1976, 1980. Member, Lauraville Improvement Association;
Baltimore Life Underwriters; Sigma Delta Kappa Law Fraternity Alumni; Knights of Columbus;
Ancient Order of Hibernians (past president, city board); Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Past chairman,
Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee. Director, United Third District Democratic
Organization. Member, Third District Young Democratic Club; Hamilton and Unity Democratic
Clubs. Past president, Holy Name Society, Baltimore. Married; 5 children; 3 grandchildren. Member
of the House of Delegates since 1967. Member, Judiciary Committee; Joint Committee on
Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review. Former vice-chairman, Constitutional and
Administrative Law Committee. Former co-chairman, Special Joint Committee on Coal Pipeline
Resources. Former member, Joint Legislative Committee on Metropolitan Mass Transit. 2901
Montebello Terrace, Baltimore 21214; tel. 426-1736. Annapolis office; 321 Lowe Bidg., 21401; tel.