John White -- U.S. House of Representatives, Maryland's 3rd District

Maryland Votes 2006

September 07, 2006

Date of birth: Nov. 17, 1969

Party affiliation: Republican

Professional background: President of an international health care nonprofit ( Chairman and CEO of local small business (; named a Future 50 award winner by Baltimore Smart CEO magazine.

Educational background: MBA, University of Baltimore; bachelor's degree, accounting, Towson University.

Personal: Married to Kathryn Goetzke White; enjoys reading newspapers; Annapolis resident.

1. Why are you running for Congress?

Our country faces an extraordinary challenge in remaining safe and secure in a dangerous world. From international and domestic terrorism to local violent crime that is out of control. Our borders are not secure, and we remain dangerously weak in safety and security. I am running for Congress to refocus attention on what I believe is America's No. 1 priority, keep our citizens safe and secure.

2. What is your position on U.S. policy in Iraq? I believe that Iraq, like other hot spots in the Mideast, represents an extraordinary challenge for this country and for our future. While we must continue to fight aggression in all areas that support or harbor terrorists, we must make sure to have long-term plans that include securing stable governments that are responsible for their own people's safety. That takes a well thought-out plan, time, and patience, and ultimately much sacrifice. If we plan well on how to go in and how to go out, we will be the beacon of hope for those in need and a great example for the world.

3. What is your view of the Medicare prescription drug plan, and whether changes are needed to the program? I believe the prescription drug plan is only getting started. In its first year it has had some hiccups but it seems to have helped provide low cost prescription drugs for millions of Americans. I believe we need to continue to support the program as well as encourage more participation in it. We need to help educate seniors and others on how to enter so they may become comfortable with the process, and not be scared of it as something new and difficult.

4. What is the most important issue facing residents of the 3rd District? The most important issue facing the residents of the 3rd District is their safety and security. Terrorism, crime, natural disasters, and illegal immigration have threatened communities.. Providing a safe and secure environment for our families should be the number one priority of the American government. If elected to Congress it will be a top priority of mine and will be the first issue I start working on.

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