John David Allen Sr.*

Age: 55.

Residence: Woodbridge.

Education: MBA, University of Rochester.

Occupation: Property portfolio manager, Klingbeil, Powell & Alrutz Inc.

Elected offices/civic activities: Prince William Education Foundation; VFW Post 1503; board of directors, Potomac Cannons; board of directors, Occoquan District Boy Scouts.

Family: Married; one child.

Why should the voters elect you?

"For the past four years, I have represented the Coles District and the 52,000-plus students in Prince William County on the School Board. During this period, I along with my fellow board members have improved the quality of education in Prince William. I have supported the building of four new schools (two in my district) and the renovation of our existing schools. I have been a strong advocate to ensure that the teachers and students have a safe environment in which to teach and learn and have worked to strengthen the Code of Conduct to ensure proper student behavior."

What would you like voters to know about you?

"During my term, I've adhered to this philosophy: I look at the issues and how they will enhance the educational process for the 52,000-plus students."

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Diane M. Tramel

Age: 48.

Residence: Woodbridge.

Education: Attended University of Nebraska at Omaha; LPN degree and theology certificate, Trinity College.

Occupation: LPN, Manassas Family Medicine.

Elected offices/civic activities: President, Saunders Middle School PTSO; board member, Action in the Community Through Service (ACTS) and ACTS Housing Development Corporation; gubernatorial appointee, Board of Nursing.

Family: Married; four children.

Why should the voters elect you?

"I have a strong record of community service, and I want to be an advocate for children and parents on the School Board. Parents are customers entrusting their most precious gift of children to others to educate. They deserve the best education and services available because children form our future."

What would you like voters to know about you?

"I was a stay-at-home mom and school volunteer for 12 years. When I reentered the work force, one of my jobs was a cafeteria worker in Prince William County. I then returned to school and became a nurse."

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Joan R. Ferlazzo*

Did not respond.