Gary M. Clemens (R)

Age: 33.

Residence: Ashburn.

Education: BA, James Madison University; MPA, George Mason University.

Occupation: Legal services specialist and investigator, Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney, Loudoun County.

Elected offices/civic activities: Former deputy clerk, Fairfax County Circuit Court; member, Circuit Court Land Records Automation and Redesign Committee; member, Leesburg Daybreak Rotary Club; coach and volunteer, Dulles Little League and Loudoun Youth Soccer Association; member, Loudoun Board of Supervisors Advisory Commission on Youth.

Family: Married; three children.

Why should the voters elect you?

"I am the only candidate that has circuit court management experience. I am the only candidate that has studied and planned the successful implementation of court records automation projects. I am the only candidate who, as a paralegal and investigator, has been a frequent customer of all facets of the court. I have a successful record supervising and administering the day-to-day responsibilities in a court. I respect our people and our social way of life here in Loudoun. I will respect the valuable traditions in the courts and preserve our irreplaceable historical records. With my devotion to serving Loudoun and my dedication to the court/legal profession, I am the best person to provide superior professional court services."

What would you like voters to know about you?

"I am not a professional politician. As a professional court administrator, I passionately pledge to use my skills, knowledge and experience to provide quality customer service and responsible record-keeping for you--the citizens of Loudoun."

Web site: http://members.aol.com/gary4clerk

E-mail address: gary4clerk@aol.com

T.S. 'Tom' Dodson (D)

Age: 50.

Residence: Middleburg.

Education: BS, accounting, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Occupation: Senior loan officer, Crestar Mortgage Corp.

Elected offices/civic activities: Chairman, Northern Virginia Health Center Commission; former chairman, Loudoun County Board of Supervisors; former mayor, Town of Middleburg; founding director, Loudoun Bar Association; volunteer tutor, Loudoun County public schools.

Family: Married; two children.

Why should the voters elect you?

"The circuit court clerk is like a corporate CEO requiring error-free judgment, management, budgeting and decision-making skills for a demanding board of directors--the public. The clerk's duties help underpin community safety and security (court management), stability and prosperity (land records) and family (marriage licenses and probate). My long leadership record of business, civic and legislative accomplishment demonstrates my ability to do what needs to be done and assures this nonpartisan office will provide first-class customer service. My experience and maturity would help especially in assisting citizens facing difficulties, such as a loved one passing and an estate facing probate."

What would you like voters to know about you?

"Serving my fellow citizens gives me the greatest pleasure. I am blessed by God to have family, friends and community helping me to help others."

Web site: www.tomdodson.com

E-mail address: tomdodson1@aol.com