There are six candidates running for three House of Delegates seats in Arlington County, the 22nd legislative district.

Here are the Democratic candidates:

James F. Almand, 29, of 1760 N. Rhodes St., Arlington, is the senior assistant commonwealth's attorney in Arlington with bachelor's and law degrees from the College of William and Mary. This is his first try for political office.

He listed his personal legislative objectives as:

"My legislative goals are to work to:

"Resolve Arlington's fiscal crisis by obtaining additional state for Metro, thus freeing local funds to meet other pressing needs of our county. We must ease the excessive property tax burden in Arlington.

"Stiffen parole eigibility requirements for repeat offenders.

"Protect Virginia's shorelines from oil spills.

"Reform the State Corporation Commission to make it more responsive to consumer needs.

"Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

"Restore funds cut from the Medicaid program two years ago.

"Eliminate unnecessary state programs offices and agencies through sunset laws.

"Obtain greater fairness for public employees, women, tenats, older adults, minorities and other disadvantaged groups.

"I have legislative experience, having managed the Commonwealth's Attorney's legislative program during the 1977 session of the General Assembly. I am the only candidate with extensive criminal justice experience. I am confident this background will enable me to represent Arlington citizens effectively."

Mary A. Marshall, 56, of 2256 N. Wakefield St., Arlington, is a homemaker with a bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College. She is seeking her sixth term in the House of Delegates.

She listed her personal legislative objectives as:

"Equal treatment for widows.

"Increased recognition of the economic worth of the homemaker.

"Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.

"Alternatives to institutional care for the elderly, including home services, day care and retirement homes, which would provide better care and reduce the cost of nursing home care to the taxpayer.

"Modification of the compulsory retirement laws.

"Deferred retirement investment plans for state and local employees.

"Increased higher educational opportunity in Northern Virginia.

"More local autonomy.

"A referendum to decide whether Arlington should have an elected school board.

"Community voice in highway planning.

"State and for mass transit.

"Prohibition of oil company ownership of neighborhood gasoline stations.

Warren G. Stambaugh, 33, of 807 N. Irving St., Arlington, is a life insurance agent who was educated at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He is seeking his third term in the House of Delegates.

He listed his personal legislative objectives as:

"I want to see the legislature come to grips with the problem of excessive local reliance on the property tax as the major source of local revenue; to work for additional state funding of Metro costs; to secure passage of the Equal Rights Amendment; to continue the effort to control medical care cost; to continue tax reform efforts by eliminating the sales tax on food and non-prescription drugs; to assert more control over the operation and price structure of the unity companies; to create a mechanism for public employees to seek improvements in wage and working conditions; to improve legislative oversight and review of state programs; and to expand the ability of local government to deal with local problems without continually seeking the permission of the state.

Here are the Republican candidates:

Herald G. (Skip) Beale, 30, 1123 S. Thomas St., Arlington, is a retail clerk who was educated at Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University. He ran unsuccessfully for the House of Delegates in 1975.

He listed his personal legislative objectives as:

"First of all, I am greatly concerned about the impact of taxation. To ease the problems of county homeowners, I favor a moratorium on Arlington property tax reassessments. I also support elimination at the earliest possible time of the state sales tax on food and non-prescription drugs. Equally important are the problems of representation and governmental accountability. I support an elected school board for Arlington to give parents and taxpayers a greater say in how our educational system will be run. I favor single-member legislative districts, in order to make Arlington's representatives more directly accountable to the voters. I support election of the State Corporation Commission, the Virginia utility-regulating body, which all too often now seems to represent the special interests instead of the consumer. I also strongly back the Equal Rights Amendment."

Halvor O. (Hal) Ekern, 60, of 5066 N. 37th St., Arlington, is a retired Foreign Service officer who was educated at the University of Montana. He is making his first try for political office.

He listed his personal legislative objectives as:

"High taxes are the major issue. I would like the reinstate the option of governing ourselves within the current budget. Five million Virginians should be able to conduct their government within the $7.5 billion appropriated.

"In turning Arlington representation in the House over to a single party, we have lost the benefit of political balance."

Ekern also says he supports an elected school board for Arlington, mandatory sentencing of repeat offenders, pre-trial incarceration, an 'orderly phase-out' of National Airport, and elimination of the sales tax on food and non-prescription drugs, at least for those over 62.

George M. Joseph, 57, of 4600 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, is an insurance executive who was educated at the Sorbonne and the Biaritz American University in France. He is making his first try for political office.

He listed his personal legislative objectives as:

"Cost effective zero-based budgeting, commendations of bar association board of inquiry, subject to fixed term (maximum of eight years) and recall by proper referendum.

"Increased citizen control of school board appointments.

"Night hours - at least one night a week - for such state offices as motor vehicles and employment."