Eleven candidates are running for five seats in the House of Delegates from the 18th legislative district. The district includes northern Fairfax County, (the area roughly north of Rtes, 50 and 236) and Fairfax City and Falls Church.

The Democratic candidates are:

Karetta Browning Hubbard, 32, 2293 Emerald Heights Ct., Reston, received her bachelor of arts degree from George Mason University and describes herself as a homemaker-mother and community activist. This is her personal legislative objectives as:

"Criminal jusrice review and reform the criminal justice systems.

"Government: Adopt the proposed government reorganization plan. Establish a workable MBO (management by objective) budgeting system.Adopt sunset laws for selected agencies. Adopt legislation enabling collective bargaining procedures with a no-strike provision for public employees.

"Social services Ratify ERA, fund the state office for children, expand senior citizens, day care and homemaker home health aid services funded by Title 20, license child care centers and register family day care homes.

"Transportation: Provide funds for the completion of Metrorail, established a Northern Virginia Transportation agency, devote more highway funds to maintenance of existing roads.

"Consumer affaris: Strengthen the Consumer Protection Act, enact legislation requiring the licensing of auto repair shops and the registration of mechanics."

Dorothy S. McDiarmid, 390 Maple Ave., Vienna, an educator and businesswoman received her bachelor of arts in political science at Swarthmore College. She is currently a state legislator and has served seven terms in the Virginia House of Delegates.

She listed her personal legislative objectives as:

"To share citizen concerns and advance their interests to assure responsibility to balance priority program needs so as to avoid impsoing unnecessary tax burdens on our citizens.

"To upgrade governmental protections for law-abiding citizens and establish prompt adjudication and sentenceing for convicted violators of our laws.

"To provide an equality of opportunity for all Virginias in all areas of health, housing, education and employment.

"To expedite early completion of viable comprehensive balanced transportation sytems.

"To install confidence that each citizens right to know and privilege to be heard will not be abridged.

"To devote full time to public service that is a pubic trust requiring strict accountability and intergrity, dedicated to serve people and not vested interests."

Kenneth R. Plum, 35, of 2308 November Lane, Reston, is director of vocational and adult education for the Fairfax County school system. He received his bachelor's degree from Old Dominion University and his master's from the University of Virginia. He was narrowly defeated in the 1973 and 1975 delegate races.

he listed his personal legislative goals as: "Work for a redistribution of tax revenues to take the burden off the local property taxpayer for mandated programs.

"Promote more efficiency in government through reorganization and elimination of any programs that cannot show a major need for its existence.

"Increase the services available to young people who are in trouble and who cause problems in our neighborhoods.

"Hold donw the rate of increase for electric and phone bills through massive changes in the State Corporation Commission.

"Continue and promote quality education programs for all including the gifted, handicapped and learning disabled.

"Pass the ERA.

"Redifine the relationship between state and local government to increase the powers and responsibility of local governments as much as possible.

"Be responsive to the needs of senior citizens and the needs in the mental health area.

"Open the legislative process for maximum citizen input."

Raymond E. Vickery, Jr., 35, of 2733 Willow Dr., Vienna, is an attorney and currently a member of the House of Delegates. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Duke University, he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Sri Lanka and he received his bachelor of law degree at Harvard. He was elected to the House of Delegates in 1973 and 1975.

He listed his personal legislative objectives as:

"Improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of government, including: Reform of utility regulation to provide expansion of the State Corporation Commission to five members and election of those members by congressional districts: elimination of the fuel adjustment surcharge; elimination of quantity discounts; and transfer of non-utility regulating functions to another agancy.

"Reform of budget procedures, including program budgeting and tax collection procedures.

"Passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.

"Creation of a Heritage Trust Psrk System and passage of a Farmland Preservation Act.

"Enactment of Automobile Reair Licensing."

Barbara W. Weiss, 47, of 609 Jerry La., Vienna, is formerly a Navy officer and now is a homemaker and community volunteer. She received a bachelor's degree from Westminster College in Pennsylvania and did graduate work at the University of Virginia and Middlebury College. This is her first political race.

She listed as her personal legislative objectives:

"I want to work for continued modernization and improved responsiveness of Virginia's government and to make the legislative process more accessible to the average citizen here in Northern Virginia I would represent the people of this district as consumers of government, and in that sense I would be a consumer advocate insisting on the best return in goods and services for each tax dollar sent to Richmond.

"With a modernized government and legislature, specific issues would be more amenable to resolution. I plan to work for a continued commitment of state funds and services to mass transit systems and to urban transportation needs in Northern Virginia; for adequate state funding for education programs which will serve all children, including those with handicaps and special needs: more thorough and aggressive administration of our tax laws: fuller use of available federal money (which comes from our income taxes) for programs such as employment training and manpower, family and child services, the needs of the elderly and health planning and services."

The Republican candidates are:

Thomas Rae (Tom) Cagley, 37, of 68-16 Westmoreland Rd., Falls Church, is an economic researcher with a bachelor's degree in history, economics and civil engineering and graduate work in urban analysis and management science. It is his first try for public office.

He listed his personal legislative objectives as:

"I would like to see a repeal of the sales tax on food and non-precription medicines. I would like to see single-member districts brought into effect (something that is opposed by an incumbent Democratic delegate from the 18trh) and would certainly continue the tradition of Virginia's right-to-work law as well as the non-collective bargaining for public employees.

"I think that there is room for improvement in the state budgeting process, primarily in the time that delegates have to review the budget prior to acting on it.

"Obviously, water and transportation are of major concerns to Northern Virginia, and I would work strongly with John Dalton in his efforts to solve these problems.

"Finally, I would like to personally, be involved in the legislative areas that are concerned with expanding Virginia's industrial base and broadening its appeal to business. We have a wealth of opportunities and with imaginative leadership and action, the state can reach new heights in the years ahead.

"One further comment, also, would be that, provided enough Republican members are elected to bring it about, the first order of business would be to make the General Assembly business public, and do away with the behind closed doors' activities (i.e., electing judges, members of the State Corporation Commission, etc.) of its past.

Vincent F. Callahan Jr., 46, of 6220 Nelway Dr., McLean, is an editor and publisher. A member of the House of Delegates since 1968, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in 1965 and the Republican candidate for Congress in the 10th Congressional District last year. Callahan is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and also was graduated from the American University Graduate School of Jornalism.

He listed his personal legislative objectives as:

"Chief among my priorities during the 1978 session of the General Assembly will be to continue, through my work on the House Appropriations Committee, to assure that Northern Virginia receives its fair share of state services, including adequate funding of education, mental health and mass transit. I will also work to keep our taxes as fair rates and put particular emphasis on reforming the rate-making procedures for public utilities. I support legislation to implement governmental reorganization to make our state government more efficient and responsive to the needs of all our citizens. Finally, I believe that the energy problem is paramount among the issues confronting the legislature and I will continue to support legislation that will encourage energy conservation through tax incentives and also promote the utilizatioj of energy resoures within our state."

Martin Perper, 38, of 6653 McLean Dr., McLean, is a management consultant who attended George Washington University and has a degree in accountancy from Benjamin Franklin School of Accountancy. He ran unuccessfully for the U.S. Senate last year.

He listed his personal legislative objectives as:

"New policies must be implemented to make utilities more affordable to everyone. This includes expansion of the State Corporation Commission to five members and the election of those members by the citizens of Virginia.

"The sales tax on food is an unwarranted burden on all of us. I will work to remove it. Compared to the large percentage of taxes shouldered by Northern Virginians, the services received back from the state are not equitable. I will work for our fair share.

"I will work for state funding of Metro, and fhe opening of the Dulles Access Road. I would oppose any special tranportation tax for Northern Virginia.

"I believe the use of a gun in the commission of a felony should be punished by strong, mandatory prison sentences. Havor speedy trials and equality of sentencing for offenders and restitution for victims of crime."

Peter Wells Scott, 43, of 3336 Hemlock Dr., Falls Church, is a financial consultant with a bachelor's degree from Amherst College, a master's in business adminstration from the University of Hartford and a law degree from the George Washington National Law Center. He ran unsuccessfully for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in 1975.

He listed his personal legislative goals as:

Greater cost benefits effectiveness of existing programs and agencies pass sunset laws. Strengthen consumer advocacy under the Attorney General's office. Repeal sales tax on food, reduce taxation on fixed income, mandatory sentencing for repeat criminal offenders, release of monies for N. Va. transportation, restore adequate water for N. Va. 'Life-line' legislation for lower income families regardig utility costs. Homemaker service for elderly 'stay-at-homes' and more money assistance for quality education."

Michael D. White, 25, of 7722 Iroquois Ct., Falls Church, is an accountant with a bachelor's degree from Boston College and a master's from Johns Hopkins University. This is his first try for political office.

He listed his personal legislative objectives as:

"My prim legislative objectives as to bring a commitment to excellence and a solid business and accounting background to the House of Delegates. We need legislators who will efficiently and effectively manage the expenditure of taxpayers' dollars to make Virginia's government better, not bigger.

"I would strongly oppose any form of county income tax. I believe in strict enforcement of Present laws, mandatory sentencing for repeat offenders and a stiff legal provision for capital punishment. I would work to make the State Corporation Commission an elected body that would be more responsive to consumers. I would work for elected school boards."

"In short, we need to develop new leadership in Richmond that will be vigorous, responisble and accountable to the voters of Northern Virginia. I'd put public service back into politics by working for you."

There is one independent candidate:

John G. (Jack) Corboy did not answer The Post's election questionaire.