In the final installment of Conversations with the Candidates, Tom Hall is joined in the studio by Sheldon Laskin, a democratic candidate for the Senate in Maryland’s 11th district, which includes Pikesville, Owings Mills, and Hunt Valley in northwest Baltimore County. Mr. Laskin is running against incumbent Democrat, Senator Bobby Zirkin, who has been in the Senate for 12 years. He also served for 8 years in House of Delegates. Sheldon Laskin is a former litigator with a background in state and local taxation. He’s argued cases for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and from 1990-98, he served as an Assistant Attorney General for the state of MD. He was born in New York and has been a resident of the Baltimore area for more than 40 years. He is 67 years old. He lives in Pikesville. He and his wife have an adult daughter.