Marc T. Aveni

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Age: 44

Residence: Clover Hill.

Education: BS, horticulture, MS, public administration, Virginia Tech.

Occupation: Regional manager,

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Elected offices/civic activities:

Former vice chairman, Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District; member, Manassas Parks and

Recreation Committee, All Saints

Catholic Church Welcoming Committee.

What do you think is the most

urgent problem facing your

jurisdiction?

"Two urgent issues face the city today: 1) the residential real estate tax rate/assessment and 2) residential

overcrowding. Council must reduce the rate well below the proposed 91 cents per $100 of assessed value currently proposed. Families and seniors on fixed incomes cannot suffer through another year of 25-40 percent increases on home assessments that translate into higher taxes they must pay. Council must cap the amount an assessment can raise in a given year, say to the rate of inflation or 5 percent. Secondly,

rigorous enforcement of the existing zoning ordinance to address

overcrowding needs to be a priority."

Why should voters elect you?

"This May, voters need to elect a

mature family man who will always put the needs of families first."

Web site:

http://www.votemarc.net/

E-mail address:

marcaveni@comtekmail.com

Andrew L. Harrover

Age: 39

Residence: Old Town Manassas.

Education: BS, earth science, Longwood College.

Occupation: President, the Matrix Group.

Elected offices/civic activities: President-elect, Kiwanis Club of Bull Run; board member, SERVE.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"Property taxes are out of control! When assessments go up 30 percent, the budget shouldn't go up the same amount. As your councilman, I will work to begin the budget process in a way that might seem new: the Republican way. We will start with a 0 percent increase in budget outlays and work from there. The actual budget amount might go up or down, but 50 percent in four years is crazy."

Why should voters elect you?

"The city needs practical leaders with common-sense solutions. I'm that kind of guy."

Web site:

http://www.harrover.com/

E-mail address:

andy@harrover.com

J. Steven Randolph *

Age: 61

Residence: Quarry Station.

Education: BA, history, Pfeiffer University; graduate courses, George Mason University.

Occupation: Retired sales manager, Sunrise Publications.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Manassas City Council, 1986-present; past president, Baldwin Elementary School PTA, Catherton Civic Association; past vice president, Georgetown South Board; past director, Manassas Jaycees; past elder, Manassas Presbyterian Church.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"It is the responsibility of the Manassas City Council to provide equitable, efficient and effective municipal services. In 2006, this includes substantially lowering the

tax rate while continuing to provide quality services for our citizens."

Why should voters elect you?

"The future of Manassas will be best served by the continuation of a strong, experienced and independent voice on the City Council."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

randolphva@aol.com

Maureen K. Wood

Age: 44

Residence: Winters Ridge, Dean area.

Education: Management and payroll training, Giant Food; political workshops.

Occupation: Substitute teacher, Manassas city schools.

Elected offices/civic activities: Chairman, Manassas City Social Services Advisory Board; member, Bull Run Republican Women's Club, Manassas Republican Committee; volunteer, Metz Middle School; past member, Manassas R-7 Zoning Committee, Western Fairfax Republican Women's Club; initiated 15 mph speed limit in certain school zones.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"Overcrowding and skyrocketing real property taxes. I promise the citizens that I will devise a way to make single-family homes, truly single-family homes, which in turn will alleviate the overcrowding issue and relieve our overburdened public services. We can also eliminate the need for more funding of necessary services this way. Residents are literally being taxed right out of their houses. Most people's income can't keep up with the extra burden placed on them from skyrocketing real estate assessments. I will put a stop to this by keeping the tax rate at the rate of inflation."

Why should voters elect you?

"I will be responsive and responsible to the citizens of Manassas. I want to make Manassas an affordable place for families to live here again."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

votemwood@yahoo.com

Maureen K. Wood

Age: 44

Residence: Winters Ridge, Dean area.

Education: Management and payroll training, Giant Food; political workshops.

Occupation: Substitute teacher, Manassas city schools.

Elected offices/civic activities: Chairman, Manassas City Social Services Advisory Board; member, Bull Run Republican Women's Club, Manassas Republican Committee; volunteer, Metz Middle School; past member, Manassas R-7 Zoning Committee, Western Fairfax Republican Women's Club; initiated 15 mph speed limit in certain school zones.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"Overcrowding and skyrocketing real property taxes. I promise the citizens that I will devise a way to make single-family homes, truly single-family homes, which in turn will alleviate the overcrowding issue and relieve our overburdened public services. We can also eliminate the need for more funding of necessary services this way. Residents are literally being taxed right out of their houses. Most people's income can't keep up with the extra burden placed on them from skyrocketing real estate assessments. I will put a stop to this by keeping the tax rate at the rate of inflation."

Why should voters elect you?

"I will be responsive and responsible to the citizens of Manassas. I want to make Manassas an affordable place for families to live here again."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

votemwood@yahoo.com


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