Candidates for the Virginia House of Delegates were asked the following questions by The Washington Post:
Issue: What do you believe in the most important statewide issue the 1983 General Assembly will confront?
Budget: What is your opinion of the Robb administration's budget cuts? Would you cut some programs more deeply and restore funds to others?
Problem: What Northern Virginia problem is most in need of legislative attention?
Warren G. Stambaugh (D), Incumbent, 38, of 807 N. Irving St., Arlington, has been a member of the House of Delegates since 1974; he serves on Finance, Health, Welfare and Institutions, and Labor and Commerce committees. A graduate of Catholic University law school, he is a partner in Stambaugh & Stambaugh law firm.
Issue: The allocation of limited and declining state resources to meet the legitimate needs of the people of Virginia. It is unlikely that the tax structure will change next year, so the appropriation of revenues will be the most difficult decision the General Assembly will make. Others near the top of the list include water resources, coal slurry pipeline and unemployment and workman's compensation benefits.
Budget: They were necessary. We will have to take a look at the needs of each program and adjust the cuts accordingly. I would tend to cut more deeply in those programs which are essentially private oriented and restore funds to socially oriented programs.
Problem: Transportation, land use, housing and education issues are all at the top of the "need attention" list. Most of these will be dealt with, if at all, in only a limited way in 1983 because of the short session. And if Constitutional Amendment 3 passes, perhaps they won't be dealt with at all.