Daniel S. Alcorn (D), 27, of 9702 Kingsbridge Dr., Fairfax, is a lawyer with the firm of Rees, Broome & Diaz and a member of the Steering Committee of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee. He has worked as a legislative aide in the General Assembly, and is a past president of Virginia Young Democrats. Answer: My professional training and work experience best prepare me to serve as a stong advocate in Richmond for Northern Virginia needs. I have worked hard to earn the nomination rather than have it handed to me by others. I will work hard in the State Senate to achieve results for Northern Virginia, rather than allow southern Virginia politicians tell me what is best for Northern Virginians. My agenda for action includes changing the state highway funding formula, which curently underfunds our pressing needs for better highways and mass transportation. Education must be a high priority item in the state budget, including better teacher compensation and a stong science and technology program at George Mason University. Equal opportunity is fundamental to our democratic society. I support the Equal Rights Amendment and elimination of economic discrimination against women and minorities. I support repeal of the sales tax on food and medicine, and I favor tax relief for the elderly. Our "throwaway" approach to natural resources must be curbed, so I support a Virginia plan to eliminate nonreturnable beverage containers. I approach the job of state senator with a program and the commitment to work hard to see that it is accomplished. Emilie F. Miller (D), 46, of 8701 Duvall St., Fairfax, is a former State Senate legislative aide who has been active in Democratic Party politics. She was labor coordinator for statewide races in 1981 and chairman of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee from 1976 to 1980. She serves on several state commissions. Answer: Over the last 18 years I have served my community and my party. I have fought for quality education, crime-free neighborhoods, fair taxes and sensible surface transport. Now I stand for the Virginia State Senate. I know the Senate, and its leadership, and they know and respect me. I know whom to call on which committee to get things done. Anybody can talk about the issues. I've already been doing something about them. Since 1980, I've been State Sen. Abe Brault's legislative assistant in Richmond. That taught me something about government. Indeed, if Sen. Brault did not retire, I'd be working for his election. Instead, he is working for mine. I aspire to serve in the Senate as Abe did, for many years. The bottom line is that I am not merely asserting that I am familiar with the critical issues facing Northern Virginia--my record proves it and demonstrates that I am best qualified to step in and pick up where Abe Brault left off.