Term: 6 years

Salary: $98,400

QUESTION: What is the most important issue facing your voters and what will you do about it if elected?


(1 seat)

Nancy B. Spannaus (Independent)

John W. Warner (Republican)

Nancy B. Spannaus (I)

32 E. Broad Way, Lovettsville

Age: 46

Editor-in-chief, New Federalist Newspaper, 1987-present; editor-in-chief, New Solidarity newspaper, 1973-87; president, U.S. Club of Life; member, executive committee of National Caucus of Labor Committees, philosophical association founded by Lyndon LaRouche, since early 1970s; co-author, "Political Economy of American Revolution"; MSW, Columbia University; graduate, Bryn Mawr College; married; two children.

A. The most important issue facing Virginians is the deepening depression in the United States, to which President Bush is responding with insane war moves in the Middle East. The depression results from the post-industrial, service economy approach adopted after President Kennedy's death. To reverse it, I would fight for the economic recovery program put together by economist Lyndon LaRouche. Under that program, the Fed's powers to print money would end, but Congress would enact an emergency issuance of currency notes to fund massive infrastructural development, such as rail, water and nuclear energy projects. This credit would be cheap and preferentially directed to industry and agriculture also. I would also oppose present anti-human environmental legislation; promote parity pricing for farmers, and oppose budget cuts in social services and defense. The only way to ultimately bring our financial house in order is to put people back to work at high-technology, productive jobs.

John W. Warner (R)

P.O. Box 1320, Middleburg

Age: 63


United States senator, 1979-present; ranking Republican, Senate Armed Services Committee; member, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Select Intelligence Committee, Special Committee on Aging; American Bicentennial Administrator, 1974-76; Secretary of the Navy, 1972-74; Navy Undersecretary, 1969-72; member, U.S. Senate Arms Control Observers Group; BS, Washington and Lee University, 1949; graduate, University of Virginia Law School, 1953; U.S. Navy, 1944-46; U.S. Marine Corps, 1950-52.

A. Jobs and our state's economic vitality are the most important issues facing all Virginians in this election. During my 12 years of service in the U.S. Senate, I have supported and promoted measures to foster job creation, capital formation and economic progress. These efforts have contributed to a period of unparalleled growth benefiting many in our state. The challenge facing federal and state lawmakers in the new decade will be to continue to nurture our economic well-being and to take steps to see that all Virginians -- regardless of race, gender or geographic location -- share in the fruits of expansion. In this period of federal budget cutbacks -- including, particularly, planned reductions in defense spending -- I would continue to speak out strongly for Virginia's federal employees, uniformed military personnel and the scores of companies doing business with the federal government. Jobs and prosperity also depend on education, foreign trade and a workable transportation system -- all areas where I have been and would remain active.