Extra-curricular activities:Delegate, Virginia House of Delegates, 43rd District; member, Business Advisory Panel to the Hispanic Committee of Virginia; past president, Manchester Commons homeowners association; past member, Virginia State Parks Foundation; past member, Commonwealth Competition Council of Virginia; fundraiser, Virginia Tech Athletic Fund.
Why should voters elect you?"My seniority and chairmanship of subcommittees on the transportation and education committees leaves me better positioned to fight for my district on these important matters."
What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?"Our most urgent issue is the extreme lack of fairness in funding for Fairfax County and Northern Virginia for education and transportation needs. Even though my colleagues and I in the General Assembly were able to balance the state budget last year without raising taxes or cutting K-12 aid, we need to provide more education funding to growing suburban counties like Fairfax and also focus our limited transportation resources on congested areas like Northern Virginia. I have fought for this in the past and will continue until we're successful."