Ronald A. Butler (R), 48, of 10630 Provincial Dr., Manassas, is sales director for Westpark Hotels in Tysons Corner. He is on the board of directors of the Manassas Chamber of Commerce, and belongs to several civic and fraternal organizations. Answer: We have created organizations in Prince William County to govern ourselves that I feel we do not understand or control any more. One of the prime reasons I am running for this position is so that I can understand and influence the actions of this county and make that information and understanding available to all the people. My objective is to ensure that every major decision is fully and openly discussed with concerned members of the Gainesville District before I vote on the issue. I feel that I am the only candidate who will truly represent all the people of the Gainesville District. Celia Sue Coe (R), 44, of 2705 Logmill Rd., Haymarket, is a sales agent for Mount Vernon Realty. She is a former member of the Gainesville/Haymarket Planning Association and the Prince William County Historical Commission. Answer: I wish to be elected to the Prince William County Board of Supervisors because I believe I can give the voters more responsive representation in their local government. Prince William County consists of both urban and rural residents. I have experience with the concerns and needs of both, and believe I can represent them equally. Development pressure in Prince William County is a major concern to all of the citizens. Careful planning, and adherence to that planning, will be the most important issue in the coming years, if we are to be able to provide quality education and governmental services at an acceptable cost to all of the citizens. John W. Dempewolf Jr. (R), 37, of 16113 Sumney Dr., Haymarket, is an IBM engineer and an elected member of the Prince William County Board whose function is to break tie votes. He is a member of the Prince William County Republican Committee. Answer: As the tie-breaker member of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, I have represented the county at various area events, including the annual legislative meetings of the Virginia Association of Counties. As the tie-breaker on the board of Supervisors, I voted in favor of appointing persons knowledgeable in community services and the criminal justice system to serve on the planning committee for the Community Diversion Program.(Editor's note: The board tie-breaker is called upon to vote only when the rest of the board reaches a tie vote two weeks in a row. The board has voted to abolish the tie-breaker seat when the current term expires this year.) Additionally, I am not a one-issue candidate. My campaign is a multi-issue campaign including support for:
* Open communications with the residents of the Gainesville District to provide effective and responsive representation;
* Protection of neighborhoods from capricious rezonings and other special-interest intrusions;
* A branch library convenient to the residents of western Prince William County at minimum cost to the taxpayers;
* A quality education based on fair and equitable salaries for teachers;
* An elected school board;
* Planned growth in conformance with the approved comprehensive plan;
* Fiscal responsibility to minimize waste. Guy A. (Tony) Guiffre (R), 40, of 5505 Pageland La., Gainesville, is an accountant and controller of of Manassas Ice & Fuel Co. He is a member of the Catharpin Citizens Association and has worked to protect local rural areas from development. Answer: I want to see Prince William County retain as much of its beauty as possible. I want its citizens to enjoy a high standard of living and the children to receive the best possible education. Because of unbridled, haphazard, high-density development, all of these things may not be possible. High taxes force the farmer and the other landowners to sell to developers, causing more development and ever-higher taxes. We need to check high density residental development and increase our search for light industry. Overcrowding has caused our need for roads, sewers, schools, police and fire services, and welfare services to escalate faster than we can pay for them. Cost analysis, environmental impact studies and citizen input are tools not currently used in planning, I will use them. Time is quickly running out for Prince William County. If not stopped, concrete and asphalt will bury this once most beautiful land.