Chris S. Craddock


Age: 26

Residence: Fairfax.

Education: BA, economics, George Mason University.

Occupation: Director of student ministries, the Kings Chapel.

Elected offices/civic activities: Coach, Chantilly High School soccer; member, Fairfax County Republican Committee; volunteer, Young Life Leader; volunteer, Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree program; former coach, NCSL Soccer Club; former coach, James Madison High School soccer; former volunteer coach, NoVA Youth Rugby; campaign volunteer, Sen. Ken Cuccinelli and candidate Mychele B. Brickner.

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

"The 67th District, like the rest of Northern Virginia, struggles under the burden of taxes and traffic. Northern Virginia taxpayers contribute most of the state revenue, yet never receive a proportionate amount of allocations, especially as the transportation budget is raided for other projects around the state. I will fight to end that unfairness and fight to see that our own money is returned to us so that we can take care of our own community -- a community that is suffering under the stress of long commutes, skyrocketing property taxes and a disproportionate state tax burden."

Why should voters elect you?

"I will fight for lower taxes, traditional moral values and placing the values and vision of my Northern Virginia constituents at the highest priority."

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Gary A. Reese


Age: 60

Residence: Oak Hill.

Education: BA, political science, College of William and Mary; JD, University of Virginia School of Law.

Occupation: Partner, Patterson and Reese, Attorneys at Law.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Fairfax County School Board, 1992-2001; member, House of Delegates, 2001-05; distinguished president, Arlington Optimists; vice president, Fairfax Optimists; president, Franklin Middle School PTA; county delegate, Navy Elementary School PTA and Franklin Middle School PTA; vice chairman, Fairfax Citizen Assembly;

chairman, Centreville District School Bond; member, Northern Virginia Transportation Commission; member, Virginia Housing Commission; member, Virginia's Disability Commission.

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

"Transportation. My district is at the confluence of Routes 50, 66, 28 and the Fairfax County Parkway, and as such our roads are vital to the quality of life. That quality is declining as the gridlock gets worse every year. We must address transportation through a statewide coalition in order to access the resources necessary to meet Northern Virginia's needs. In this I am a leader in the House."

Why should voters elect you?

"I have the experience, dedication and expertise to help solve the problems facing my district and Northern Virginia."

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