Francis X. O'Leary (D)*

Age: 56.

Residence: Arlington.

Education: BS, foreign service, Georgetown University.

Occupation: Arlington County treasurer since 1984.

Elected offices/civic activities: President, Warren G. Stambaugh Memorial Foundation; Committee of 100; board member, Endependence Center of Northern Virginia; former fund-raising chairman, Arlington branch, American Red Cross; chairman, Neighborhood Conservation Committee, Lyon Park Citizens Association.

Family: Married; two children.

Why should the voters elect you?

"I am nationally acclaimed as a public funds management and taxpayer service innovator. I was recently honored by the Municipal Treasurers Association of the United States and Canada for several first-in-the-nation tax payment systems, such as the Automated Taxpayer Service, allowing taxpayer authorized electronic debiting of payments from bank or credit card accounts, and the 1-888-2-PAY-TAX credit card payment by telephone system, as well as the Taxpayer Assistance Program, to provide aid to economically strapped taxpayers, and the much-copied State Non-Arbitrage Program (SNAP) to allow local governments to pool bond proceeds for managed earnings in compliance with federal regulations."

What would you like voters to know about you?

"I am founder and president of the Warren G. Stambaugh Memorial Foundation, which provides charitable grants for projects to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities."

Web site: www.arlingtondemocrats.org

E-mail address: folear@aol.com