Campaign links: George Gluck (Grn-MD-8)
George Gluck Green Congressional Candidate Maryland District 8
George was born January 6, 1947 in Czechoslovakia. He was brought to the United States at the age of 16 months. He attended public school in Brooklyn, New York. He obtained his undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science from Brooklyn College, New York, with a major in Math and a minor in Physics in 1967. He has a Master’s degree in Science from Johns Hopkins University in Applied Mathematics in 1969, and a second Master’s degree in Administrative Science Computer Management from George Washington University in 1981. He is married with two children and five grandchildren. He and his wife of 40 years, a Montgomery County schoolteacher, live in Rockville and have resided in District 4 for 21 years.
George actively supports solar power with one panel generating power at his house and two panels heating water. He and his wife both drive hybrid Priuses, and eagerly await the electric plug-in Prius. He supports a vegetarian, organic lifestyle for environmental and health reasons. He is an experienced yoga teacher and practitioner, and keeps up an active dedication to staying fit with biking and swimming. He plays violin in informal groups.
George’s professional career has been as a mathematician and software engineer, with more than 40 years of public and private sector experience, principally in supervisory capacities. He is a specialist in the research and development of novel applications of computer technology as a management tool for solving problems, including staffing resources, operations, diagnostics and tactical requirements. He has been employed in his current position as a senior software consultant by LMI, McLean, Virginia since 2001.
His recent projects include strategic studies and technical reviews to help modernize large government computer systems, such as the redesign of the Medicare Financial System (HIGLAS), an Enterprise Architecture for the Public Building Service of the General Services Administration (GSA), Dispatch Systems for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), and a major financial system for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
George has served as a substitute teacher for Montgomery County public schools for seventh grade advanced math classes, with a teaching certificate in advanced mathematics. He substitute teaches at Cabin John Middle School occasionally. He has been a member of the Green Party for 12 years. He is an active member of Kol Shalom Congregation in Rockville, and served two years as Social Action Chair, with a focus on environmental issues. He is a five-year member of TrueVoteMD.org, a grassroots citizens organization advocating voter verified paper ballots for Maryland voting systems. He has also served as an election judge, and recently as chief election judge, in recent Montgomery County elections. He is a committed Red Cross blood donor for 41 years, having donated 73 pints as of March 2009.
He has been a member of the oldest and largest association of computer professionals, the Association for Computer Machinery, for 41 years. He was also been a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society for 10 years.