Harry J. Parrish (R)*

Age: 77.

Residence: City of Manassas.

Education: Attended Virginia Tech, Wofford College and Royal Air Force Flight Training School.

Occupation: Chairman, Manassas Ice and Fuel Co. Inc.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, House of Delegates since 1982; former council member and mayor, Town of Manassas; former mayor, City of Manassas; retired colonel, U.S. Air Force.

Family: Married; two children.

Why should the voters elect you?

"As a lifelong resident of Manassas and chairman of the board of a 77-year-old family-owned business in the community, I feel I have an inherent understanding of our issues. I have conscientiously served the citizens of the 50th District since 1982, evaluating and supporting legislation I feel is in the best interests of my district, Prince William County and the commonwealth as a whole. My door is always open to concerns from residents; I work hard to provide good constituent service for matters involving state agencies and legislative issues."

What would you like voters to know about you?

"I view issues in a nonpartisan manner, because it is their impact on the citizens that is important, not their political origins or ideology."

E-mail address: del_parrish@house.state.va.us