Extra-curricular activities:Member, Virginia House of Delegates, 53rd District, 1992-present; member, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, 1972-86; founder and past president, Fairfax Fair; board of directors, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments; board of directors, Fairfax Partnership on Youth; past chairman, Northern Virginia Transportation Commission.
Why should voters elect you?"I have experience in obtaining results in transportation, education and public safety funding and in punishing violent criminals, cutting costs, reducing pollution and preventing disease."
What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?"Virginia must reform its revenue-raising system so that we will be able to lift the burden from localities and local real estate taxpayers by paying its share of transportation, education and mental health and mental retardation services. For years the General Assembly has been unwilling to address this problem. The commonwealth cannot afford to wait any longer."