Steven Keen*

Age: 44.

Residence: Woodbridge.

Education: Attended college.

Occupation: Store manager, ABC store.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Governor's Personnel Advisory Board; chairman, Regional Special Education Board; former chairman, Potomac High School Parents Organization; alternate convention delegate, Virginia School Boards Association.

Family: Married; three children.

Why should the voters elect you?

"When I ran for this office in a special election three years ago, I promised to vote to meet the schools' needs without appealing for new taxes, as the previous appointed board had. I have kept that promise by supporting a five-year budget agreement with the county board which has given us the financial stability to meet our building and renovation needs within allocated resources. At the same time, we have given raises to all our personnel and provided reallocated funds for each elementary school to hire a reading specialist."

What would you like voters to know about you?

"This is a nonpartisan race and I have not sought the endorsement of any party, special interest or union. I owe no one my vote."

E-mail address: stevekeen@aol.com

Dennis C. Stewart

Age: 48.

Residence: Woodbridge.

Education: AA, State University of New York at Albany; attended Northern Virginia Community College.

Occupation: Computer specialist, Army Corps of Engineers.

Elected offices/civic activities: President, Volunteers in Action for Community Care, a nonprofit that provides refurbished computers to needy children in cooperation with local schools; Woodbridge District School Board member (1992-1996); former co-commissioner, Eastern Prince William Sports Club; former treasurer, Hunt District PTA; committee member, 1987 school bond referendum.

Family: Married; three children.

Why should the voters elect you?

"Voters should elect me because I am a concerned citizen who sees that the School Board is going down a short-term path which is not in the best interest of the school system, the community and, most importantly, the children. The School Board is putting the school system into major debt by borrowing money to continue to build only new schools. These new schools will only handle the new students coming into the county. The old schools will still have the trailers, and most importantly, the old schools will not be modernized."

What would you like voters to know about you?

"As a School Board member, I will vote for what is in the best interest of our children. I am a people person who listens."

E-mail address: VACC@dc.jones.com

Paul B. Ebert (D)*

Did not respond.