Robert B. Dix Jr. (R)*

Age: 46.

Residence: Vienna.

Education: Attended Virginia Tech.

Occupation: County supervisor; staff member, U.S. House of Representatives.

Elected offices/civic activities: Former vice mayor, Vienna Town Council; gubernatorial appointee, Virginia Commission on Sports and Physical Fitness; member, National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board; member and former chairman, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments; vice chairman, Air Quality Committee, National Association of Counties.

Family: Married; one child.

Why should the voters elect you?

"I have produced tangible and measurable results on behalf of the citizens I represent in the areas of transportation, education, environmental protection, public safety, park and open space preservation, human services, affordable housing, job creation, community revitalization and youth issues, among others. I have sought to make Fairfax County government more efficient and cost-effective. I have sought out and facilitated public and community involvement in developing solutions to the challenges we face. I have pursued a policy of tightly controlled managed growth regarding land use matters while insisting on comprehensive infrastructure investment to support the patterns and densities of growth."

What would you like voters to know about you?

"I am honored to provide effective results-oriented leadership and to utilize my consensus-building style to produce meaningful solutions to the challenges we face."

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Catherine M. Hudgins (D)

Age: 55.

Residence: Reston.

Education: BS, mathematics education, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff; MPA, George Mason University.

Occupation: Former chief aide to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors chairman (resigned to run for office).

Elected offices/civic activities: Former president, Forest Edge Elementary PTA; former member and treasurer, Northern Virginia Family Services Board; former member, Fairfax County Tenant Landlord Commission; former member, Democratic National Committee; chairman, Fairfax County Democratic Committee.

Family: Married; two children.

Why should the voters elect you?

"The greatest challenges to the quality of life in Hunter Mill are transportation, growth management and education. I will work cooperatively with citizens to find ways to relieve traffic congestion, protect our environment and achieve balanced, sensible growth without harming our expanding economy. As a parent and former teacher, I understand firsthand the importance of an excellent public education system. Students deserve the best possible learning environment, and that means getting rid of overcrowding. Since the challenge requires constant attention and hard work, I am making a full-time commitment to the Hunter Mill community and the job of supervisor."

What would you like voters to know about you?

"My professional and community experiences have taught me the importance of listening to and involving others in the decisions that affect their quality of life."

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John M. Thoburn (I)

Age: 42.

Residence: Vienna.

Education: BA, economics, Claremont McKenna College.

Occupation: President, Golf Park Inc.

Elected offices/civic activities: Former member, Lake Fairfax and Dranesville task forces; former member, Fairfax County Republican Committee; 1979 Republican nominee, Virginia Senate, 34th District; volunteer legislative aide, former Republican delegate Robert L. Thoburn.

Family: Married; three children.

Why should the voters elect you?

"More golf, less Dix. Build rail, roads and classrooms! For freedom from gridlock, stop Dix's corporate welfare program, which spends millions of our tax dollars on global advertising pushing faster development. For freedom from higher taxes, stop tax giveaways to developers at Tysons Corner donating to Dix. Get the money out of politics. is my Web site. Please visit. I support individual freedom, private property, freedom of religion and empowering parents with the choice to give their children a better education in a moral environment. Freedom is the paradigm for the new millennium. Vote for values, not labels."

What would you like voters to know about you?

"As a Republican legislator, my father kept his word and blocked a 1-cent increase in the sales tax rate. I will not raise taxes."

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