Republican Del. Richard H. "Dick" Black has supported antiabortion measures in Richmond. His opponent, Democrat C.B. "Kelly" Burk, favors abortion rights.

Black has crusaded to install filters on library computers to block pornography. Burk has spoken out against Black's efforts, saying the filtering software violates violates constitutional rights.

Pick a social issue, and the two candidates for the 32nd House District have opposing views. But on this much, they agree: Loudoun County needs more money for school construction and transportation.

Black, 55, who won the right to represent this swath of Loudoun along with a bite-sized piece of Fairfax County in a special election last year, has since become one of the most conservative members of the House of Delegates. He has proposed legislation advocating antiabortion license plates and supported efforts to allow concealed weapons in restaurants.

But Black also has pressed for less polarizing causes--more money for transportation and school construction--and says he has done an admirable job of obtaining state dollars for Loudoun.

Burk, 46, is head of the Loudoun Education Association and has worked for causes dear to school employees, such as allowing parental leave for adoptions and providing more professional development for teachers. During her campaign, she has called for growth control measures as well as for more money for school construction and transportation.

Burk has accused Black of being out of step with voters, particularly the young technology workers moving into the district.

"He's definitely representing the extreme element within the Republican Party," Burk said of Black. "On every issue I can think of, we're opposite."

Black counters by accusing his opponent of extremism.

"Mine is more of a family focus," Black said.

One of the campaign's biggest clashes has been over guns. Burk has hammered Black for supporting a measure to allow students to bring guns onto school grounds as long as they are locked in car trunks. Black said the measure was designed for students in rural areas who want to hunt after class. But Burk has said students having guns at schools, even in locked car trunks, would encourage violence, something Black disputes.

During the campaign, Black has played down social issues. If he is reelected, he said, his top priority would be to secure funding to extend Metrorail along the Dulles corridor.

Black also cited his efforts to get money to expand Route 7 from four to six lanes eastward from the Loudoun line to Tysons Corner--a route that he says many of his constituents use to get to and from work.

"We'll be looking at transportation generally," Black said. "That takes up 70 percent of our time."

Black also said he would work to bring back more money for school construction from the state and press for more state tax dollars to be returned to Loudoun.

Burk said she also would focus on transportation. She said Black had not brought enough money back to the district for transportation projects. She also said she would pursue a more regional approach to road and transit issues. She said that she would work on education issues and that her experience as a Loudoun teacher would serve her well.

She also wants to revamp the state's tax structure so that localities get back a portion of the income tax.

Burk said she would support several slow-growth measures sought by Loudoun supervisors, including allowing the county to charge developers fees for school construction.

DISTRICT 32: House of Delegates

Richard H. 'Dick' Black (R)*

Age: 55.

Residence: Sterling.

Education: BA, JD, University of Florida.

Occupation: Lawyer.

Elected offices/civic activities: National Federation of Independent Business; Law Enforcement Alliance of America; Board of Trustees, Loudoun County Library; Family Foundation.

Family: Married; three children.

Why should the voters elect you?

"As Governor Gilmore said, 'I have worked tirelessly to mitigate the effects of rapid growth in Northern Virginia.' Transportation and education are my top priorities. I secured $13 million in funds to widen Route 7 toward Tysons Corner and $10.1 million to rebuild Route 15. I voted to return 100 percent of lottery profits to schools, introduced the Teacher's Tax Credit bill, voted to make it illegal to carry guns on school grounds and co-sponsored a bill with Senator Mims to improve school construction funding. My endorsements include Governor Gilmore, Governor Allen, Lieutenant Governor Hager, Attorney General Earley and Senator Mims."

What would you like voters to know about you?

"Educating our children is important to me. Each of my three children attended public school, and my youngest son currently attends Potomac Falls High School."

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C.B. 'Kelly' Burk (D)

Age: 46.

Residence: Leesburg.

Education: BA, George Washington University; MA, Virginia Tech.

Occupation: President, Loudoun Education Association.

Elected offices/civic activities: American Heart Association; former legislative assistant, Sen. Charles L. Waddell (D-Loudoun); Virginia Education Association; National Education Association; Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce.

Family: Married; two children.

Why should the voters elect you?

"My husband and I moved here over 20 years ago. It was the best decision of our lives. Our boys were born and raised here. They were educated in our public schools. I have spent my entire adult life in our schools working for our children and their teachers. Now I am ready to take that experience to Richmond. To work for you and your family. To make sure our children get the quality education they deserve. To represent your views and make our community the best it can be."

What would you like voters to know about you?

"I support laws to keep concealed weapons out of bars, restaurants and 'gun-free zones' to keep our kids safe while they're away from home."

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