All candidates were asked:
Major objective: Name one objective, or piece of legislation, you would seek if elected.
Equal Rights Amendment: Is it realistic to expect the Virginia House to approve the Equal Rights Amendment? Do you support its passage. Why or why not?
Local funding: The reagan administration budget cuts will be felt in Virginia in the coming year, forcing some state and local governments to curtail some activities. Should the state provide funds or taxing sources to local government to make up for these cuts?
Georgia A. Delyannis, 48, of 2769 N. Randolph St., Arlington, has been an Arlington resident for 28 years. She was worked with her husband in his Arlington engineering firm and as an office administrator for a large law firm. She is active in Republican grass roots organizations.
Major objective: To bring abount more effective representation and better represent Arlington; to work in harmony with the County Board and the General Assembly; to get Arlington's "fair share" from Richmond. Repeal state sales tax on food and prescription drugs; change the gross receipts tax to net basis; Stiffening of bail and parole requirements; Elected school board.
Equal Rights Amendment: No. I am absolutely for equal rights for women in every respect. I would have to reevaluate how my constituents (the minority) feel if the ERA should come up for a House vote.
Local funding: No. Taxing sources should be decided at the local level.
E. J. (Jay) Jarvis II, 37, of 1712 N. Quincy St., Arlington, is a life underwriter with Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. He is president of the Arlington Jaycees, president of the Alumni Association of George Mason University and has served in the U.S. Coast Guard.
Major objective: Repeal of sales tax on food and a corresponding increase of sales tax on other items to make up for lost revenues.
Equal Rights Amendment: It is very unrealistic to expect the House to approve ERA. I am undecided on ERA but leaning toward support.
Local funding: Yes, in some cases. However, many of the programs the president was successful in getting reduced were unnecessary and should not be funded by Virginia.
Theodore A. (Ted) Lattanzio, 34, of 2030 N. Adams St., Arlington, is deputy director of the state and local affairs division of the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action. He is chairman of the Arlington Energy Conservation Advisory Committee and a member of the Arlington Committee of 100.
Major objective: One of the top priorities is more effective crime control. I am committed to work for mandatory jail sentences for anyone convicted of a violent crime or the use of a weapon in the commission of a crime; repeal of the early parole from getting out of jail early; and prison expansion to assure that career criminals serve their full term.
Equal Rights Amendment: I support the ERA principle although I personally do not favor the ratification extension. Should the ERA fail to pass by the June 22, 1982, deadline, I am committed to work through the Virginia legislature to assure full compliance of the Commonwealth's ERA amendment.
Local funding: One of the most important features of the Reagan economic program is the return of much governmental responsibility to the states by the block grant programs, enabling the states to determine how former federal dollars should be spent in the categorical areas such as education, mental health and energy conservation. I will work to assure that these areas of concern continue to receive the necessary funding to adequately accomplish their goals.
Michael H. Steinmetz, 23, of 2729 N. 23rd Rd., Arlington, is a legislative assistant for the Public Service Research Council. He is executive editor of "Political INSIDER," a newsletter for the Public Service Political Committee.
Major objective: Zero-based budgeting and sunset provisions for new programs.
Equal Rights Amendment: Chances are slim. Family law should be passed at the state level.
Local funding: It is sheer speculation that the federal budget cuts will have any significant net impact on Virginia. You should remember that the block grant program, which will give us more control over the funds, is accompanying the cuts. We must establish funding priorities.