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James P. Moran* (D)

James P. Moran

Office Sought: U.S. House, District 8
Age: 61
Residence: Arlington.
Education: BA, economics, College of the Holy Cross; MA, public administration, University of Pittsburgh.
Occupation: Congressman.
Web site: http://www.jimmoran.org
E-mail address: jm@jimmoran.org

Elected offices/civic activities:

Member, U.S. House, 1991-present; mayor, Alexandria, 1985-90; vice mayor, Alexandria, 1982-84; member, Alexandria City Council, 1979-82; past chair, Alexandria United Way, Northern Virginia Transportation Board; congressional co-chair, Tahirih Justice Ce

Why should voters elect you?

"I have worked for 33 years on behalf of 8th District residents and will continue working so to be deserving of their trust and confidence."

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

"In our system, government derives its authority from the consent of the governed. One factor is essential to this consent: The governed must trust their government. They must believe government is honest, competent, understands their needs and shares their values. Our Republican-controlled government no longer deserves the public's trust. Iraq misrepresentations, Katrina incompetence, highest-ever federal deficits, largest-ever income disparity between rich and poor, diminished U.S. credibility throughout the world ... all have eroded trust in the national government. Nov. 7 provides an opportunity to rebuild this trust by changing the leadership of Congress. I urge voters to seize this opportunity."

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