TYRAS S. ATHEY, Democrat, District 32. Born in Burtonsville, Montgomery County,
March 30, 1927. Attended Montgomery County public schools. Served in U.S. Navy,
1945-47. Past member, State Trade Policy Council; Governor's Task Force on Volunteer
Fire, Rescue and Ambulance Companies. Maryland representative to the Council of State
Governments (past chairman, fiscal affaire and governmental operations committee).
Vice-Chairman, Southern Legislative Conference. Past co-chairman, Task Force on Prop-
erty Tax Reform. Past member, Governor's Task Force to Study Flexibility for Higher
Education; Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. Member, Elks; Moose. Married;
three children. Member of the House of Delegates since 1967. Chairman, Ways and Means
Committee, 1979—. House Chairman, Special Joint Committee on Income Tax Reform.
Member, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee. Past chairman, Anne Arundel
County Delegation. Member, Legislative Policy Committee; Joint Budget and Audit
Committee; Spending Affordability Committee. Past chairman, Commission on Intergov-
ernmental Cooperation. Annapolis office: 100 Lowe Bldg., 21401; tel. 841-3469.
R. CHARLES AVARA, Democrat, District 47. Born in Baltimore, January 11, 1932.
Attended Baltimore public schools. Served in U.S. Navy, 1953-56. Chairman, Special
Committee on School Pupil Transportation; Committee to Set Minimum Standards for
Police Departments; Joint Capital Budget Committee, 1971-76. Member, Governor's
Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice; Special High Impact
Courts Committee; Mayor's Coordinating Council on Criminal Justice. Married. Member
of the House of Delegates since 1967. Former Vice-Chairman, Appropriations Committee.
Chairman, Spending Affordability Committee. Member, Joint Committee on Administra-
tive, Executive and Legislative Review. Annapolis office: 429 Lowe Bldg., 21401; tel.
JOSEPH BARTENFELDER, Democrat, District 8, Baltimore County. Born in Balti-
more on January 3, 1957. Graduate of Calvert Hall High School; graduate of Towson
State University, B.S. (business administration), 1978. Self-employed in family farming
business in Perry Hall. Sponsor, Overlea Fullerton Recreation Council; elected area
delegate, St. Joseph's Parish Council; member of 11 Democratic and civic clubs in the
district; Calvert Hall Chips Scholarship Program; Calvert Hall Alumni Association;
Towson State Alumni Association; Baltimore County Farmers' Produce Association;
Maryland Farm Bureau; Young Farmer's Group of Maryland Farm Bureau. Married; two
children. Member of the House of Delegates since 1983. Member, Appropriations Com-
mittee (subcommittee on education and human resources). Former Chairman, Baltimore
County Delegation. District office: 8410 Belair Rd., Baltimore 21236; tel. 529-2144.
Annapolis office: 307 Lowe Bldg., 21401-1991; tel. 841-3365.
J. ERNEST BELL II, Democrat, District 29B. Born in Leonardtown, April 26,1941.
Ryken High School; Mount St. Mary's College, B.S., 1963; Catholic University School of
Law, J.D., 1966. Member of Maryland Bar since 1970. Attorney. Served in U.S. Marine
Corps, captain, 1966-70; Navy achievement medal. Member, St. Mary's County Property
Review Board, 1971-82. Attorney, Commissioners of Leonardtown, 1971-78; attorney,
St. Mary's County Board of Election Supervisors, 1972-82; attorney, St. Mary's County
Board of County Commissioners, 1975-82. Member, State Prosecutor Selection and
Disabilities Commission, 1977-82. Married; four children. Member of the House of
Delegates since 1983. Member, Judiciary Committee; Joint Committee on Federal Rela-
tions; Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse. District office: 10 Court House
Dr., Leonardtown 20650; tel. 475-8421. Annapolis office: 217 Lowe Bldg., 21401; tel.