David L. Bulova

DEMOCRAT

Age: 36

Residence: Middleridge.

Education: BA, government, College of William and Mary; MA, public administration, Virginia Tech; attended Sorenson Institute for Political Leadership, University of Virginia.

Occupation: Senior environmental planner, AMEC Earth & Environmental Inc.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors, 2004-present; member and former chairman, Fairfax County Consumer Protection Commission; member and treasurer, Brain Injury Services Inc. Board of Trustees; member, Virginia Chesapeake Bay Local Assistance Board; co-chairman, Middleridge National Night Out; former member and treasurer, Rotary Club of Annandale; volunteer coach/referee, Fairfax Little League and Burke Athletic Club soccer.

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

"Our most critical issue is to maintain our quality of life while ensuring that fixed-income and young families can afford to call Fairfax home. The region faces a complex range of interdependent issues, such as adequately funding public education, confronting the problem of gangs, investing in multi-modal transportation systems and conserving our natural resources. The General Assembly must have the foresight to plan for how to deal with these issues and to make the necessary investments in our infrastructure. At the same time, we must diversify the local revenue base to reduce our reliance on the real property tax."

Why should voters elect you?

"I am a hands-on, energetic consensus builder with a proven track record of leadership in the community on a broad range of issues."

Web site:

www.davidbulova.com

E-mail address:

david@davidbulova.com

Janet S. Oleszek

DEMOCRAT

Age: 58

Residence: Bonnie Brae, Fairfax.

Education: BA, rhetoric, University of California at Davis; MEd, American University.

Occupation: School Board member.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member at-large, Fairfax County School Board; chair, education and student services committee, 2004; vice chair, legislation committee, 2005;

board member, Fairfax Partnership for Youth; past state legislation chair, Virginia PTA; past member, County Council of PTAs legislation committee;

member, Bonnie Brae Civic Association.

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

"Actually, there are several related ones, in which we ironically are victims of our own success. We've worked to create wealth, educate our children and build vibrant communities. But with growth and achievements have come strains: Sky-high housing costs are tearing the fabric of Fairfax. Our kids are in trailers at school, and we're falling behind in the salaries needed to attract top-flight teachers. Transportation gridlock seems to grow worse by the day. Yet at the same time, we continue to be Virginia's piggy bank, getting back only 30 cents of every dollar we export to Richmond. That must change!"

Why should voters elect you?

"As a 33-year resident, I know my district. I am an honest broker and a hard worker. I have political experience and proven public commitment."

Web site:

www.janetforfairfax.com

E-mail address:

janet@janetforfairfax.com