Gail H. Barb (R)

Age: 46.

Residence: Warrenton.

Education: Fauquier High School graduate.

Occupation: Chief deputy clerk, Fauquier County Circuit Court Clerk's Office.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Fauquier County Republican Committee; member, Piedmont Republican Women's Club; member, Virginia Court Clerks Association; member, Virginia Association of Local Elected Constitutional Officers.

Family: Married.

Why should the voters elect you?

"With 28 years of experience in the clerk's office and hands-on knowledge of all aspects of the job, I am the candidate who is best qualified to perform the complex and diverse responsibilities of clerk. I have earned the trust and respect of clients from all walks of life, members of the legal and law enforcement professions, co-workers, historians, constitutional officers and clerks in other Virginia counties. I am committed to pursuing technological advancements which enhance accessibility and efficiency and to continuing the reputation for excellence and impartial, conscientious service which this office has earned. I ask for your support."

What would you like voters to know about you?

"This position requires the unqualified trust of citizens whose most valuable documents are housed in the court. Above all else, I honor that trust."

Web site: www.citizenet.com/business/gailbarbforclerk

E-mail address: barb4clerk@aol.com

Conway Porter (D)

Age: 54.

Residence: Warrenton.

Education: BS, mathematics, Howard University.

Occupation: Retired as office manager, Virginia Employment Commission.

Elected offices/civic activities: Leadership positions with Piedmont United Way, NAACP Virginia State Conference and Fauquier Benefit Scholarship Fund.

Family: Married; three children.

Why should the voters elect you?

"I am the best qualified candidate. I have successfully managed a public office delivering a variety of services to customers in accordance with federal and state laws. I have demonstrated leadership ability in my work and in community endeavors. I will work hard to bring my vision for enhanced customer access to the clerk's office as we move into the next century."

What would you like voters to know about you?

"I am a lifelong resident of Fauquier County and a member of Poplar Forks Baptist Church in Warrenton."

E-mail address: cmporter@erols.com