Thomas M. Moncure Jr. (R)*

Age: 48.

Residence: Fredericksburg.

Education: BA, Virginia Military Institute; MA, George Mason University.

Occupation: Clerk of the Circuit Court, Stafford County.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Virginia State Bar Association; retired military police officer, U.S. Army Reserve; former member, Virginia House of Delegates; member, Republican National Lawyers Association; Stafford County Historical Society.

Family: Married; two children.

Why should the voters elect you?

"During the past term, we have installed computerized systems for managing cases, finances and juries. We have utilized computer imaging for the storage of land records and court files as part of an integrated county system. The system has been designed to include information from other county offices and provide outside access. We are unique in Virginia in taking this integrated approach. The clerks fulfills three primary functions: administrator of the operations of the Circuit Court; recorder of deeds; and probate court. I offer professional expertise, management background and demonstrated performance to the citizens of Stafford."

What would you like voters to know about you?

"It is my hope to continue to combine the very best modern technology with the finest tradition of public service."

Web site: www.tmoncure.com

Wayne G. Shelton (I)

Age: 48.

Residence: Falmouth.

Education: AA, business and accounting, Northern Virginia Community College; circuit deputy clerk certification, Weldon Cooper Institute for Public Service, University of Virginia.

Occupation: Chief deputy clerk and office manager, Spotsylvania Circuit Court.

Elected offices/civic activities: Former deputy clerk, Stafford County Circuit Court; member, Virginia Court Clerk's Association; member, Community Baptist Church; member, Stafford High School Football Boosters; member, Virginia Deer Hunters Association.

Family: Married; two children.

Why should the voters elect you?

"Every paper touched in the clerk's office affects a person's life, no matter the nature of the document. For too long, this office has been mired in partisan politics. It's time for a change. I will eliminate politics from this office and serve all the citizens of Stafford. In addition, I will work to preserve old documents; upgrade technology at no additional cost by utilizing the Virginia Supreme Court computer system; send personnel to statewide trainings to upgrade skills; cut spending without compromising services through better use of resources; establish intern programs; and resume hunting and fishing license sales."

What would you like voters to know about you?

"Constitutional officers should serve all the people and remain nonpartisan. I'm not a politician. I'm a lifelong Stafford resident and pledge to serve everyone in Stafford."