A dentist, Packard became the third person in U.S. history to be elected to Congress as a write-in candidate. He has focused on transportation and military issues. He has no Democratic opponent.
* Political party: Republican
* Age: 67
* Residence: Oceanside
* Education: D.D.S., dentistry, University of Oregon, 1957.
* Career highlights: Elected to Congress in 1982 and reelected seven times. Former member, Oceanside School District board, Oceanside Chamber of Commerce board and Oceanside City Council. Former mayor of Carlsbad.
* Priorities: Act as liaison between federal and local governments. Continue to work on tax reform. Support privatizing Social Security and replacing federal tax code.
OTHER CANDIDATES: Daniel L. Muhe of the Libertarian Party and Sharon K. Miles of the Natural Law Party.