What do you see as the most important issue facing your district?
Democrats: Vote for no more than one.
Franklin S. Holland Jr.
Franklin S. Holland Jr. 1267 Elden Street #201, Herndon Age: 31
Assistant manager, Vienna Sewing Machine and Vacuum Center.
The most important issue facing the Dranesville District is traffic. The history of Northern Virginia is a history of unrestrained growth and belated, inadequate road construction. Traffic is horrendous inside the Beltway, and growth is coming to Herndon and Great Falls. Loudoun County is also growing fast and soon Loudoun County's traffic will be our problem too. Now is the time to plan for the future before this area gets to be like Arlington.
Lilla Richards 8703 Brook Rd., McLean Age: 48
Member, Transportation Planning Board, National Capital Region; member, public advisory committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments; president: Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations, McLean Citizens Association, McLean Planning Committee; trustee, Greater Washington Research Center; McLean Citizen of the Year, 1975; citation of merit, Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations, 1976.
Transportation is the most important issue facing my district. The incumbent board has allowed growth in excess of the transportation network. We need to restore the countywide plan, preserve our service and retail sectors, and limit excessive office development. Changes to the Zoning Ordinance will add teeth to the plan and help extract contributions from developers for road improvements. A more open and better-managed transportation planning effort is the next step. We need a county transportation commission to update the countywide transportation plan. We need a districtwide effort to identify safety hazards and set priorities for corrective action. We need a special taxing district for Tyson's Corner. Rather than order yet another study, or place blame on everybody else, it's time to take responsibility for our own gridlock.
Republicans: Vote for no more than one.
Nancy K. Falck
Lloyd L. Thoburn
Nancy K. Falck 1502 Basswood Ct., McLean Age: 57 Incumbent
Member: Fairfax County Board of Supervisors; Fairfax County School Board (1976-79); Metro Board; NoVa Transportation Board; Fairfax Hospital Association board of trustees; president, Metro Washington Council of Governments; past chairman, NoVa Planning District Commission; past secretary, Fairfax County Council on Alcoholism; past president, Social Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and past president, NoVa Mental Health Association. Married, four children, seven grandchildren.
I want reelection because my service has been vigorous and effective and there is more to do. In land use I have carefully followed the Comprehensive Plan. Residential neighborhoods have been protected. Commercial development has been limited to planned areas. 2,628 acres have been set aside from development. Road improvements have included the Dulles Toll Road, the Tysons roads, Chain Bridge Road and Centreville Road. We have legislative permission to use county money for roads and to impose tax districts. We are attracting the best and the brightest to teach in our schools. Senior citizens, the handicapped and the retarded will have expanded services. Child care has been increasing and the tax rate decreasing. I intend to continue to improve the quality of life, protect our environment and maintain our low unemployment rate.
Lloyd L. Thoburn
1621 Hunter Mill Rd., Vienna
School administrator; native of Fairfax County; married; four children; magna cum laude graduate of the University of Richmond, degree in business administration; active in Republican party politics for over 10 years; son of a former Republican delegate; 1985 candidate for House of Delegates.
The number one issue is Supervisor Falck's failing record. I support putting dollars into roads instead of wasting $90 million on a lavish county government complex. I support additional overpasses at Tysons Corner; eliminating traffic lights on Springfield Bypass; Light Rail to Dulles; standards of quality in education; permitting housing for the elderly; strict drug enforcement in our public schools; reduction of personal property taxes. I will vote "no" to residential property tax increases. Supervisor Falck's record includes voting to rezone over 1,600 acres for commercial development without requiring any road improvements; lobbying for traffic lights on the Bypass; allowing developers to build in right-of-way needed for road improvements at Tysons Corner; opposing Light Rail; and voting to raise property taxes. Do you want another four years of Supervisor Falck? Sringfield District Democrats: Vote for no more than one.
Toni M. Carney
Beatriz "B" Garcia
Toni M. Carney
9909 Rand Drive, Burke
B.A. from Northwestern University, 1964; Springfield district. School Board member, 1978-84; state legislative chairman, Virginia School Boards Association, 1982-84; panel member, National Commission on Excellence in Education; chairman, Metropolitan Area Boards of Education; Northwestern University Alumni Admissions Council, 1985-87; Outstanding Community Woman, Newington Jaycee Women, 1981-82; board of directors, Fairfax Federation of Citizens Association, Fairfax Committee of 100, White Oaks PTA; vice president, Northern Virginia Association for Children with Learning Disabilities; member, Fairfax area League of Women Voters.
Managing change in a responsible manner is the most important issue facing the Springfield District. Our focus must be to preserve the quality of life that attracted residents to Fairfax County in the first place. Thousands of homes and hundreds of office buildings are in place without the roads and public safety networks needed to serve them. We must coordinate our Comprehensive Plan for zoning with a similar plan for transportation so adequate improvements can be financed and constructed. We must acknowledge that the true costs of growth include taxes; bond referendums for roads, schools, parks, and libraries; children that are shortchanged because schools are too large to enable them to participate fully; longer commuting times, and traffic on weekends while shopping and attending church and youth activities.
Beatriz "B" Garcia 13624 Ellendale Drive, Chantilly Age: 47
President, Brookfield Citizens Association, Chantilly, since 1984; Springfield District coordinator, Baliles for Governor, 1985; appointed by Gov. Baliles to the Northern Virginia Potomac River Basin Committee; member, Human Relations Committee, Rocky Run Intermediate School PTA; graduate, George Mason University; member, Fairfax Federation of Citizens Associations; member, League of Women Voters; chairperson, Tri-State Voter Registration Drive, 1984; member, Fairfax Citizens Review of Land Use and Transportation Committee; board member, Fairfax County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
An improved system of roads, highways and mass transit is fundamental to meet the needs of our citizens. Past decisions of county officials have left our district with outdated roads which are now unequipped to handle today's heavy traffic. The Springfield District not only has to manage new, heavy residential traffic, but also new commuter traffic to and from high employment areas such as the I-95 corridor, Fairfax Center and the Route 28/Centreville corridor. These areas are expected to generate 25% of the county's new employment between now and 1990. While the majority of Fairfax County officials have been permissive in allowing uncontrolled development and are slow and reluctant to accept responsibility and take action to correct this transportation problem, I am ready to move and act on a new, improved transportation system.