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Lollar Platform Centers on Cutting Taxes

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HUNTINGTOWN, Md. (AP)- For Charles Lollar, the best thing the next governor of Maryland can do is cut taxes to make the state friendly for businesses and promote job growth. Nearly everything else is secondary to the Charles County businessman and Marine reservist who's running in the GOP primary for governor, besides a major reorganization of the state's executive branch that he contends will make state government more efficient. The tea party Republican says the large number of revenue hikes in recent years present too great a threat to the health of the state.

The Charles County businessman isn't afraid to take on a tough campaign challenge. In 2010, Lollar ran against Rep. Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Lollar lost with 35 percent of the vote.

Bio Box: Charles Lollar, Candidate for Governor
   
NAME: Charles Lollar.
   
AGE: 42.
   
BIRTHPLACE: Toppenish, Washington.
   
EDUCATION: Associate's degree in behavioral science, Emory University, 1991. Bachelor's degree in political science, Kennesaw University, 1993. MBA, Regent University, 2004.
   
EXPERIENCE: Marine Corps, seven years active and 10 years in the reserves, where he is currently a major. UPS, 1993 to 1997. Consultant, DelGen Corp., 1997 to 1999. General manager, Cintas Corp., 2003 to the present.
   
FAMILY: wife, father of four daughters.
   
QUOTE:  "We're just simply going to run our government the same way you'd run a business, except with compassion and with a heart for our constituencies."




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