Frank W. Creel (C)

Age: 61

Residence: Berkshire.

Education: BA, journalism and social science, St. Joseph's College; MA and PhD, University of Chicago.

Occupation: Retired U.S. civil servant, Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.

Elected offices/civic activities: Chairman, Independent National Committee, 2001-present; founder, Constitution Action Party, 1995; president, Rockledge Elementary PTO, 1978-79; weekly columnist, Potomac News, 1977-84; member, Lake Ridge Lions Club, 1977-82.

Why should the voters elect you?

"Because I am an independent who bases my positions on respect for our heritage, on recognition of present realities and on the necessity of keeping America secure, free and

prosperous for our children and grandchildren. Most Democrats and many Republicans have lost sight of America's destiny, which is to give the world a model of political stability, economic dynamism and cultural sanity -- and not to police the world. It is urgent for Americans to learn again how to live within the constitutional boundaries established by the Founders and to move out of the Me Generation into the We Generation."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"Peace Corps volunteer, combat veteran, PhD, newspaper columnist, retired civil servant, husband, father, grandfather and a political newcomer who still believes in old Republican principles."

Web site:

www.frankcreel.org

E-mail address:

fcreel@crosslink.net

Thomas M. Davis III* (R)

Age: 53

Residence: Sleepy Hollow.

Education: BA with honors in political science, Amherst College; JD, University of Virginia.

Occupation: Member, U.S. House of Representatives.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, U.S. House of Representatives, 1995-present; Mason District supervisor, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, 1980-92; chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, 1992-94; past president, Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments; past president, Baileys Crossroads Rotary Club.

Why should the voters elect you?

"Voters should elect me because of my leadership experience. For more than two decades, I have worked to improve quality of life in Northern Virginia, and my priorities are those of my constituents: educational excellence, lower taxes, solutions to traffic congestion. My legislative accomplishments speak for themselves: the closure of Lorton prison and the transfer of the property to Fairfax County, full federal funding for a new Wilson Bridge, critically needed tort reform and strong advocacy on behalf of federal employees. And I'm a leader on technology and procurement policy, issues of great importance to employees and companies in my district."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"I prefer action to rhetoric, and I've earned a reputation as a pragmatic consensus-forger. I love what I do and am honored to do it."

Web site:

www.tomdavis.org

E-mail address:

info@tomdavis.org