Wendall T. Fisher*

Age: 45.

Residence: Sterling.

Education: BA, sociology, Delaware State University.

Occupation: Senior program director, YMCA of Loudoun County.

Elected offices/civic activities: Vice president, Loudoun County Volunteer Board; member, Chaplaincy Board of Loudoun Hospital Center; member, Loudoun County Family Assessment Planning Team; Loudoun County Public School Curriculum Instruction Committee.

Family: Married; two children.

Why should the voters elect you?

"Voters should reelect me at-large School Board member because I have been a consistent presence for the educational and community needs of our youth and families in our public school system. Elect me, because for 11 years I have taught the youth of Loudoun County, monitored their challenges and have served on critical committees that have effected positive change on their behalf. I'm very clear with my philosophy--safe schools, success for all of our students through a challenging curriculum, manageable teacher-pupil ratios and a commitment to build adequate facilities to address growth."

What would you like voters to know about you?

"I enjoy reading to elementary students--you can see the endless possibilities in their faces. Also, it gives me a chance to act!"

E-mail address: WKPF@aol.com

Thomas E. 'Tom' Reed

Age: 43.

Residence: Leesburg.

Education: BS, industrial technology, Southern Illinois University; MS, information systems, St. Mary's University.

Occupation: Senior systems accountant, Regis & Associates PC.

Elected offices/civic activities: Treasurer, Loudoun County Republican Committee; former chairman, Grand Forks Flood Relief Fund, Onizuka Air Station; former United Way campaign chairman, Onizuka and Iraklion air stations; former vice president of education, Golden Gate Chapter, American Society of Military Comptrollers.

Family: Married; four children.

Why should the voters elect you?

"I will work ceaselessly with teachers, parents, students, administrators and elected officials to improve the quality of education in our schools. The most important area I want to improve is the classroom. We cannot reduce class size until we retain and recruit enough teachers, and that won't happen until we properly compensate them. Technology is also important, but applying technology without proper planning and training is ineffective. As our county continues to grow, redistricting should be applied in such a manner as to minimize the impact and ensure that neighborhoods are not divided and bus rides do not exceed 25 minutes."

What would you like voters to know about you?

"I will use my experience as a husband, parent and financial manager to improve quality of education in our schools."

E-mail address: Tom4board@aol.com

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