Candidates for the House of Representatives were asked: Inflation: What specific policies would you favor to strengthen the economy, reduce inflation and create new jobs? Military Strength: What is your view of the nation's military strength? What specific programs do you advocate? What specific programs do you oppose? Abortion: On the abortion question, do you favor making federal money available to indigent women? Or would you support an amendment banning all abortions, except to save the life of the mother? Local Benefits: What federal actions do you think would be of the greatest local benefit to your state or district? 8th District Vote for One Deborah L. Frantz (Ind.), 26, of 3207 Cunningham Dr., Alexandria, is a business manager for a law firm. Inflation: A strong economy requires that measures be taken which are conducive to savings, investment and productivity. I would support immediate indexation of taxes to keep individuals from being thrown into unjustified tax brackets by inflation. We should seek to make small amounts of personal savings tax exempt. I would support the use of entrpise zones to encourage businesses through tax breaks to locate in economically depressed areas. We need to take measures to strengthen and better organize the Small Business Administration and find ways to encourage investment into small business. In addition I would support a more liberalized business depreciation plan. More efficient use of out tax dollars should be another priority. Sunset laws and a thorough regulatory review process must be enacted. Cost overruns in government contracts should not be accepted as a way of life. Military Strength: The most important element of our military is personnel and until we start to offer better salaries and benefits to servicemen as well as veterans, especially those who served in Vietnam, we will not be able to attract of keep the quality of personnel needed. Further military expenditures should also be concentrated on the improvement of troop development, communication development, and not such projects as the MX missile which become obsolete before getting off the drawing board . Abortion: I believe the option of childbirth should be left up to the prospective mother. Denying funding of abortions for the poor would interfere with that choice. Local Benefits: At present, local communities served by the Upper Occoquan Sewage Authority are still liable for the $24 million debt still outstanding from the original project. Adoption of a plan which would allow the federal government to pick up three-quarters of that cost with localities left to pay the balance, along with federal government continuing to pay 25 percent of future operating costs would substantially lower the harsh water and sewage rates for people in the area. Also, if we wish to discourage the use of private automobiles in Northern Virginia, we must work to make public transportation, including Metro, more accessible and convienent. Herbert E. Harris, (D), 54, of 9106 Old Mt. Vernon Rd., has been a congressman since 1975; he was a Fairfax County supervisor, 1968-74; a Metro board member, 1970-74, and Federation of Citizens Associations president. Inflation: I have been leading a major investigation into rapid growth of costly federal contracting and wasteful year-end spending by government agencies and have sponsored legislation which could save $10 billion annually by requiring economy in contracting and restraining year-end spending. I have supported regulatory overhaul bills to enhance competition and reduce costs in the airline, trucking, railroad and banking industries; voted to reimpose price controls on energy costs; to require stricter antitrust enforcement; and to cut $10.2 billion in wasteful spending. I have introduced legislation to roll back regressive Social Security taxes by one third. Military Strength: The most pressing problems facing our military today are to attract and retain highly trained personnel and to equip them with the finest hardware available. I supported a $156 billion fiscal year 1981 defense budget, a 50 percent increase since 1977. I have consistently supported the MX missile, XM-1 tank, the nuclear carrier, and the Trident submarine. I support proposals to spend $10 billion over the next five years to create a rapid response force capable of quick deployment to trouble spots anywhere in the world. I have been leading the fight to improve compensation benefits for our defense personnel. Specifically, I have voted to improve care at VA hospitals, to increase pay and benefits for active duty personnel, to offer more vocational rehabilitation and educational assistance programs for veterans, and to preserve commissaries for active duty and retired militiary families. Abortion: I have a deep moral conviction about the sanctity of human life as well as when human life is actually created. I am personally opposed to abortions and have found myself in the past expressing these moral views and counseling against such an action. However I am not able to support any of the proposed constitutional amendments. impairing a woman's right to choose abortion as an alternative to an unwanted pregnancy and I oppose the restriction of federal funding in this area. Local Benefits: Passage of legislation I have sponsored to 1.) fund a study of the extension of Metrorial service to Burke/Springfield, Lorton and Dulles/Reston area; 2.)Competely renovate the Wilson Bridge; 3.)Reduce Upper Occoquan Sewage Authority rates. I will also continue to fight for a tough operating policy for National Airport which would cap the total passenger load, require quieter planes, enforce a tighter curfew and build Metro to Dulles, and extension of I-95 express lanes from the Beltway to Triangle. Stan Parris (R), 51, of 903 Bay Circle, Woodbridge, is a businessman and lawyer. He was Eighth District congressman 1973-74; General Assembly delegate 1967-72, and Fairfax County supervisor 1964-67. Inflation: I support the Kemp-Roth tax reduction proposals to ease the tax burden on the average American. Tax cuts, coupled with restraints on federal spending, will bring the budget into balance and reduce inflation. All tax cuts have stimulated the economy and increased employment, and I fully anticipate Kemp-Roth will do the same. I believe easing the regulatory burden on small business will also do a great deal to improve the economy and employment. Military Strength: I believe our military strength has deteriorated dangerously over the past four years. Jimmy Carter has cut President Ford's defense proposals by over $38 billion, and the Democrats in Congress have until this year routinely cut additional billions from these inadequate requests. We need an across the board increase in military preparedness, focusing particularly on maintenance and training, increased production of tanks, fighters and naval vessels, improvements in pay and benefits. Abortion: I oppose abortion, and voted against federal funds for that purpose when I was in Congress. I have reservations about an amendment unless provisions are made for cases of rape or incest as well as danger to the life of the mother. Loacal Benefits: Expansion of Metro to Springfield, Burke and Dulles Airport, assistance to the Upper Occoquuan Sewage Authority sewage plant in Manassas to overcome the unbearable costs federal intervention in the plant design has imposed on those who must use the plant, reduction in numbers of flights from National Airport and transfer of those flights to Dulles and elimination of "gimmick" conservation plans that victimize federal workers by imposing parking fees and turning off hot water in government buildings. There are more realistic ways to conserve energy than these publicity stunts at government workers' expense. 10 District Vote for One Joseph L. Fisher (D), 66, of 2608 N. 24th St., Arlington, has been a congressman since 1975. He was a member of the Arlington County Board, 1963-74, the Council of Governments, 1966-70, and Metro, 1971-74, serving each as chairman. Inflation: Needed are tight fiscal and monetary policies to reduce inflation and the deficit, tempered as necessary to promote recovery from the current recession. There should also be tax changes to stimulate saving and investment, smaller businesses, and research and development for greater productivity. My comprehensive anti-inflation bill sets forth a clear-cut wage and price guidelines approach and calls for improved processes for assuring compliance with such guidelines and for coordinating federal anti-inflation policies generally. My tax bill is a $26.5 billion package of selective cuts, to go into effect next year, to stimulate investment in order to increase productivity and encourage reindustrialization and to provide individual tax relief including those who have been hurt most by inflation. The bill includes an increase in the interest and dividend exclusion from tax; a special deduction to relieve the marriage penalty; a tax credit for a portion of Social Security taxes and pension contributions; expansion of the Individual Retirement Account (IRA) deduction; a simplified 15-10-5-3 depreciation system to stimulate investment; and a reduction in the corporate income tax rates primarily targeted to smaller businesses; a tax credit for research and development expenditures. Military Strength: Attention to defense has declined almost continuously since the end of the Korean War and it's time to reverse the trend Defense expenditures should rise as a percent of the budget and of the gross national product. First attention should go to personnel in the form of increased pay and benefits and for the 1981 major defense authorization bill. I support the full range of veterans benefit programs now being offered and the twice-a-year cost-of-living adjustment for military retirement pay. Second priority should go to the maintenance of equipment and an alert state of combat readiness; third, a modern, efficient, cost-effective weapons. For example, I support continued development of the MX missile but with further examination of alternative basing systems; cruise missiles and appropriate launching systems at a lower cost, more effective alternatives to the B-1 bomber; and the Trident missile. Abortion: Yes, within strict limits. No, this is better left to private decision. Local Benefits: Transferring National and Dulles airports to an appropriate agency of the State of Virginia so that further growth of National, which is noisy, congested and at times unsafe, to Dulles which has ample capacity to accommodate growth. Assisting financially in the completion of Metro and its extension to Dulles Airport. Frank R. Wolf (R), 41, of 1453 Hunter Mill Rd., Vienna, is an attorney. He was assistant to the secretary of the interior, 1971-74; Interior deputy assistant secretary, 1974-75, and a legislative assistant on Capitor Hill, 1968-71. Inflation: I favor a many-faceted attack on our economic problems. First, we must move to balance the budget. When elected to Congress, I will have the courage to vote no to unneeded programs. Federal deficit spending is the major cause of inflation and should be brought under control. But possibly the most effective way to fight inflation is to reduce taxes for business and individuals. This would stimulate the production of goods and create thousands of new jobs. Other programs I support include: removing the tax on savings interest as long as it is "rolled over" or reinvested; change in the estate tax laws to keep small and family-owned businesses in operation; deregulation, as much as feasibly possible in business, primarily small and medium sized; and accelerated depreciation schedules such as the 10-5-3 plan to modernize plants and equipment and rebuild our industrial base, making us more competitive in world markets. Military Strength: Today, defense spending is only 23 percent of our gross national prouct, historically a low figure. Wholesale replacement of our outdated equipment would be fiscally irresponsible, but we must at least begin to rebuild the basic military capabilities of this nation. We must strengthen our navy by increasing the number of naval vessels. We must quickly deploy replacements for the outmoded B52s. Another important development area is our rapid deployment force, needed to protect oil pipelines in the Middle East and respond quickly toward threats to American vital interests elsewhere. Finally, our top future priority militarily must be people. Experienced military personnel are leaving the service in record numbers; we must find ways to improve conditions and reward them financially so that not only will they want to stay but others will want to join. Reinsitution of the GI bill would be another significant step to improving the success of the volunteer army. Abortion: I oppose making federal money available for abortions, and would support an amendment banning all abortions, except to save the life of the mother. Local Benefits: Three federal actions would greatly benefit the 10th District: A.) Equalizing local air traffic between National and Dulles airports. National must be primarily an airport for short haul traffic. Long distance traffic must go to Dulles. I support halting further construction and growth at National, gradually reducing the number of flights hourly at National, and transferring those cut flights to Dulles. Better ground transportation would make Dulles more conpetitive with National. I support building an above ground rapid rail to Dulles, and more frequent bus service there. B.) Congressional restoration of steadily falling impact aid funds. Every year since 1975 when Rep. Joseph Fisher took office, the amount of federal impact aid for Northern Virginia schools has dropped: in Fairfax County $15.3 million was received, down to $9.2 million in 1980. In Fairfax City, $400,000 was received in 1975 and only $100,000 was received in 1980. In Arlington, $2.2 million received in 1975 but only $1 million was received in 1980. And in Falls Church, the $200,000 aid figure in 1975 dropped in 1980 to $40,000. When elected to Congress I will work hard to restore and maintail adequate funding for this reimbursement of lost local tax revenues. C.) Less interference by Department of Educatin. I believe in the right of individual school districts to choose their own way of educating foreign speaking students -- with bilingual, without bilingual or combining bilingual with another method. Therefore I oppose the Department of Education's proposed requirement that any school with 20 or more students speaking a language other than English teach all subjects to those students in that foreign language.