Lisa Marie Cheney (R)

Age: 39

Residence: Alexandria.

Education: BA, political science, George Washington University; MA, national security statecraft, Institute of World Politics.

Occupation: President, PSMA Inc.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Seminary Hills Civic Association; member, Alexandria Republican City Committee; member, American Institute Aeronautics and Astronautics; former member, Women in Aerospace; former member, National Association of Female Executives; former member, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"The embarrassing and unethical behavior of Jim Moran, which has compromised his ability to be an effective representative for our district on all issues. Jim Moran's lack of integrity and respect for our men and women in uniform, and his blatant offensive remarks and aggressive behavior toward his constituents, has cost the citizens of the 8th District the ability to have a voice and a vote of leadership in Congress. Jim Moran has reduced himself to being a minor player in the minority party, and his behavior has made him an ineffective member of Congress."

Why should voters elect you?

"I won't embarrass them, and I know how to get things done in Congress. I will be an effective leader and voice from day one."

Web site:

www.cheneyforcongress.com

E-mail address:

lisamarie@cheneyforcongress.com

James T. Hurysz (I)

Age: 57

Residence: Fairlington.

Education: Attended the University of Rochester.

Occupation: Self-employed manufacturing quality assurance consultant.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Northern Virginia Conservation Trust; member, Coalition for Smarter Growth; member, Arlington Coalition for Sensible Transportation; member, No Arlington Stadium Coalition.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"Virginia's population will grow by more than 1 million during this decade. Northern Virginia's population will grow by more than 500,000. Adequate and reliable infrastructure -- roads, public transportation and schools -- must anticipate population growth if our region and nation are to be secure and economically viable. I believe that Congress must return more federal tax dollars to state and local jurisdictions to fund new infrastructure. State and local government will require at least $50 billion extra over the next decade to keep pace with infrastructure needs. My priority in Congress will be to ensure our infrastructure needs are fully funded."

Why should voters elect you?

"I have the vision, intelligence and leadership ability to help ensure that you, your children and your grandchildren will prosper in the 21st century."

Web site:

www.jh4congress.us

E-mail address:

jh4congress@aol.com

James P. Moran Jr. (D)*

Age: 59

Residence: Arlington.

Education: BA, economics, Holy Cross; master's in public administration, University of Pittsburgh.

Occupation: Congressman.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, U.S. House of Representatives, 1991-present; mayor of Alexandria, 1985-90; vice mayor and council member, 1979-84; chairman, United Way; chairman, Northern Virginia Transportation Commission; vice president, Northern Virginia Association for Retarded Citizens, vice chairman, Mental Health, Retardation and Substance Abuse Board; vice chairman, Economic Opportunity Commission; vice president, Del Ray Civic Association; chairman, Committee on Aging.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"Our most urgent priority is to replace the Bush administration with a Democratic president who will restore our national stature throughout the world by using our power to combat America's real enemies -- ignorance, poverty and disease. We must address our federal budget imbalance by suspending the tax cuts targeted to those who need them the least and put the necessary investments into education, health care, public transit and environmental protection. This administration has squandered our international goodwill, caused a $10 trillion fiscal reversal and trampled on civil rights and women's reproductive rights. Our children will pay the price for this mismanagement."

Why should voters elect you?

"I help direct billions in appropriations to the Northern Virginia economy. I fight for women's and minority rights, gun control, education funding and environmental protection."

Web site:

www.jimmoran.org

E-mail address:

info@jimmoran.org