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Scott Chronister (D)

District 19 (South Central--York)

BORN: Nov. 18, 1962, Hanover

EDUCATION: George Washington U, B.A., 1989

FAMILY: Wife, Patricia; two children

RELIGION: United Church of Christ


OCCUPATION: Drug-policy analyst


ADDRESS: 266 West Market Street, York 17401. Tel.: 717-854-3711

Chronister has tried to make the best of a bad situation--a powerful opponent--by charging Bill Goodling with ignoring his district while walking in legislative lockstep with Newt Gingrich. Chronister, who resigned his policy-analyst post at the National Office on Drug Policy to run for Congress, wants to reduce government spending and balance the budget, but also wants strong labor laws and the protection of Head Start, student-loan, and the Safe and Drug-Free Schools programs.


Budget NO

Medicare NO

Defense NO

Abortion NO

Guns YES

Gays YES

Bosnia NO


Welfare NO

Medical Leave YES

(For an explanation of these issues, see the front of this guide.)

QUOTE OF NOTE: "When you take a look at what's actually taking place in policies that Newt Gingrich and Congress are pushing ... , we're dealing with a cold, callous and careless agenda."

Bill Goodling (R)

District 19

BORN: Dec. 5, 1927, Loganville

EDUCATION: U of Maryland, B.S., 1953; Western Maryland College, M.Ed., 1956

FAMILY: Wife, Hilda; two children

RELIGION: Methodist

MILITARY: Army, 1946-48

OCCUPATION: Public-school superintendent

POLITICAL CAREER: Dallastown school-board president, 1964-67; U.S. House, 1974-

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 96, Jacobus 17407. Tel.: 717-755-5354

When the G.O.P. stormed the House in 1994, 10-term veteran Goodling was rewarded with the chair of the Educational Opportunities Committee. From there he proposed lump-sum grants for states to administer their own school programs and opposed "opportunity-to-learn" standards in President Clinton's Goals 2000: Educate America Act. He hopes his new prominence in Congress will mean votes for him at home.


Budget YES

Medicare YES

Defense YES

Abortion YES

Guns YES

Gays YES

Bosnia YES


Welfare YES

Medical Leave NO

(For an explanation of these issues, see the front of this guide.)

QUOTE OF NOTE: "[Being a committee chairman] means, instead of having all these ideas and not being able to push them through, I'm now in a position
to do it myself."

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