Richard H. 'Dick' Black (R)*

Age: 55.

Residence: Sterling.

Education: BA, JD, University of Florida.

Occupation: Lawyer.

Elected offices/civic activities: National Federation of Independent Business; Law Enforcement Alliance of America; board of trustees, Loudoun County Library; Family Foundation.

Family: Married; three children.

Why should the voters elect you?

"As Governor Gilmore said, 'I have worked tirelessly to mitigate the effects of rapid growth in Northern Virginia.' Transportation and education are my top priorities. I secured $13 million in funds to widen Route 7 toward Tysons Corner and $10.1 million to rebuild Route 15. I voted to return 100 percent of lottery profits to schools, introduced the Teacher's Tax Credit bill, voted to make it illegal to carry guns on school grounds and co-sponsored a bill with Senator Mims to improve school construction funding. My endorsements include Governor Gilmore, Governor Allen, Lieutenant Governor Hager, Attorney General Earley and Senator Mims."

What would you like voters to know about you?

"Educating our children is important to me. Each of my three children attended public school, and my youngest son currently attends Potomac Falls High School."

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C.B. 'Kelly' Burk (D)

Age: 46.

Residence: Leesburg.

Education: BA, George Washington University; MA, Virginia Tech.

Occupation: President, Loudoun Education Association.

Elected offices/civic activities: American Heart Association; former legislative assistant, then-Sen. Charles L. Waddell (D-Loudoun); Virginia Education Association; National Education Association; Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce.

Family: Married; two children.

Why should the voters elect you?

"My husband and I moved here over 20 years ago. It was the best decision of our lives. Our boys were born and raised here. They were educated in our public schools. I have spent my entire adult life in our schools working for our children and their teachers. Now I am ready to take that experience to Richmond. To work for you and your family. To make sure our children get the quality education they deserve. To represent your views and make our community the best it can be."

What would you like voters to know about you?

"I support laws to keep concealed weapons out of bars, restaurants and 'gun-free zones' to keep our kids safe while they're away from home."

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