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Wilbur N. Wood (L)

Wilbur N. Wood

Office Sought: U.S. House, District 10
Age: 51
Residence: Berryville.
Education: Optician graduate, Fairfax County Apprenticeship Program.
Occupation: Optician; store manager, Optical Center.
Web site: http://www.woodforcongress.com
E-mail address: wilbur@woodforcongress.com

Elected offices/civic activities:

Director, Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board for Clarke County, 2002; past battalion command sergeant major, Virginia Defense Force; chairman, 10th Congressional District Committee of the Libertarian Party of Virginia.

Why should voters elect you?

"I will bring new ideas and solutions to old problems and challenge the status quo perpetuated by the Republicans and Democrats."

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

"The most urgent issue facing the 10th Congressional District is that government at all levels takes nearly 50 percent of gross wages out of the pockets of American workers. This rising cost of living is forcing the lower and middle class to commute from as far away as Winchester and Fredericksburg into Arlington and Washington. This burden on the average family deals a severe blow to quality family time as longer commutes reduce time at home and in the local community. These issues are a direct result of the expansion of government in recent decades."

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