Sarah R. 'Sally' Kurtz (D)

Age: 54.

Residence: Lovettsville.

Education: BA, Hood College.

Occupation: Owner, WaterWays Nursery.

Elected offices/civic activities: County board appointee, Loudoun County Rural Economic Development Task Force; Loudoun Valleys Horticulture Association; involved in local PTA and scouting programs.

Family: Divorced; two children.

Why should the voters elect you?

"I value sustainable growth rates--about 3 percent. I support adopting the 'affordability index' to annually hold residential growth to Loudoun's ability to finance new public facilities, including community-based schools. Levying ever-higher taxes to pay development costs is undue taxation. Road improvements must be timely, promote local traffic safety, tourism and regional transportation solutions. I support retaining the rural character and agricultural economy of western Loudoun and eastern Loudoun's open space, and conserving Loudoun's natural resource base. I'll hold regular meetings in all areas of the Catoctin District, encourage citizen participation and be citizen-accessible. My public service record is completely ethical."

What would you like voters to know about you?

"As a nurse and teacher, I held myself accountable to the public. As a small-business owner, I practice sound fiscal management successfully."

Web site: http://members.aol.com/ sallykurtz/index.html

E-mail address: sallykurtz@aol.com

Richard L. Roberts (R)

Age: 43.

Residence: Waterford.

Education: Attended Ottawa University; completed Virginia County Board Chairman's Institute.

Occupation: Management consultant and partner, Catoctin Consulting LLC.

Elected offices/civic activities: Former Catoctin District supervisor and county board vice chairman; member, Loudoun Volunteer Services Board; Class of 1993, Leadership Loudoun.

Family: Married; three children.

Why should the voters elect you?

"Uncontrolled growth is the most important issue in Catoctin District this year. Candidates agree on most growth management tools. It is vital, therefore, that the next Catoctin supervisor show a solid record of accomplishment in getting ideas put into action. I have such a record. Whether it was creating a partnership between the Museum of Natural History and the Loudoun public schools or saving the taxpayers nearly $2 million per year on office and hospitalization costs, I turned ideas into positive actions. Scott York and other smart-growth advocates have stated that they need my experience on the board."

What would you like voters to know about you?

"I am most proud of my selection by the readers of the local newspaper as the "best local official" in 1995."

E-mail address: rick@catoctin.com