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Judge, Circuit Court

Candidate name: Ronald B. Rubin.

Place of residence: Gaithersburg

Date of birth: July 9, 1955.

Place of birth: St. Louis

Current occupation: Judge, Circuit Court

Education: J.D., Catholic University School of Law, 1980; B.A., Georgetown University, 1977

Community associations; involvement: n⁄a

Professional associations: President, Maryland Chapter, Federal Bar Association, 2002-2003; permanent member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, 1999-present; fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation, 2001-present; Maryland State Bar Association, 1983-present; Bar Association of Montgomery County, 1994-present; adjunct faculty: University of Maryland School of Law, 1985-1989; University of Baltimore School of Law, 1985-1989; Catholic University School of Law, 2006-present.

Family: Wife, Elisabeth S. Rubin; daughters Julia, 16, and Jessica, 13

Campaign office, telephone: n⁄a

Web site: n⁄a

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\r Why are you running for office, and what would you like to see change?

The Governor appointed me as an Associate Judge of the Circuit Court in November 2005, after I was found qualified for the position by the nonpartisan Trial Courts Nominating Committee, which is comprised of lawyers and non-lawyer members of the public. Under the Maryland Constitution, all trial court judges must stand for election following their appointment by the Governor. After 25 years of private practice, and trying cases and arguing appeals all over the country, I wanted to serve as a judge to ensure fairness in the legal system to all members of our community. I would like cases to move through the judicial system in a faster, less costly manner with less wrangling over side issues and more immediate focus on the core issues that brought the parties to the courthouse.