C.A. Feldbush (I)

Age: 44.

Residence: Stafford.

Education: AAS, justice administration, Northern Virginia Community College

Occupation: Detective, patrol division, Prince William County Police Department.

Elected offices/civic activities: Former military policeman, U.S. Air Force; member, Rock Hill Baptist Church; assistant scoutmaster and activities chairman, Aquia District, Boy Scouts of America.

Family: Married; four children.

Why should the voters elect you?

"As sheriff of Stafford County, I will be a hands-on leader, bringing a proactive focus and direction to the Sheriff's Department. As a 20-year law enforcement veteran, my experience enables me to recognize and anticipate many of the issues that are on the horizon for Stafford County. Starting with my first day in office, you, the citizen, will find an open door so that together we can address your concerns, problems and issues. My administration will be a community-based partnership, so that I can respond to your needs and ensure our quality of life."

What would you like voters to know about you?

"As a 17-year resident of Stafford County, I care very much about our community, and I will do my very best to protect it."

Web site: www.erols.com/chuckfeldbush

E-mail address: chuckfeldbush@erols.com

William Hale Hoyt (I)

Age: 33.

Residence: Stafford.

Education: Attended college.

Occupation: Owner, Fitness University.

Elected offices/civic activities: Military policeman, U.S. Marine Corps; volunteer fireman, Brooke Fire and Rescue; president, local homeowners association; member of various civic and business associations.

Family: Married.

Why should the voters elect you?

"I'm what the community desperately needs as a sheriff. I'm very no-nonsense and very protective of the Stafford community. I am absolutely not a politician, or part of any 'ol' boy network.' Politics should not play a role in a law enforcement position. I want a strong, well-trained, professional sheriff's office, without placing the entire burden on the taxpayers. I want meaningful criminal sentences, fines and penalties to both discourage future criminal behavior and to offset the policing costs. I want the citizens of Stafford County to feel safe, and the criminals to be scared."

What would you like voters to know about you?

"I'm a successful, married Stafford business owner and a volunteer fireman. I'm a former Marine and military policeman. I've been a Stafford resident since 1989."

Charles E. Jett (R)

Age: 40.

Residence: Falmouth.

Education: Graduate, FBI National Academy; working toward a BA degree at Park College, Quantico.

Occupation: Captain and field operations commander, Stafford Sheriff's Department.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, National Academy Associates; member, Virginia Law Enforcement Accreditation Standards; member, National and Virginia Sheriffs Associations; member, Traffic Safety Commission; member, Fraternal Order of Police.

Family: Married; two children.

Why should the voters elect you?

"I have the dedication, experience, training and vision to be your next sheriff. My hard work, leadership and professionalism have contributed to making the Stafford sheriff's office a highly recognized and respected law enforcement agency. With over 21 years of experience, I have performed the administrative duties expected of the sheriff. I have been privileged to attend the most prestigious law enforcement leadership schools in the country. I will ensure that the high-quality programs implemented over the years will continue to function without interruption and that Stafford will be well-prepared to meet the challenges of the next century."

What would you like voters to know about you?

"I am committed to providing Stafford County with the most professional and effective law enforcement by striving for excellence, not settling for mediocrity."

Web site: www.charlesjett.com

E-mail address: cejett@aol.com