James E. Hyland

REPUBLICAN

Age: 44

Residence: Oakton.

Education: BA, George Washington University; JD, George Mason Law School.

Occupation: Attorney, Greenberg Traurig LLP law firm.

Elected offices/civic activities: President, Friends of the Oakton Library; board member, Courthouse Oaks Homeowners Association; former co-chairman, Providence District, Tom Davis for Congress re-election; GOP candidate for supervisor, 2003.

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

"As a native of Vienna, transportation and rising property taxes are top issues. We need to get our fair share of road and school funding from Richmond that will allow us to reduce our property taxes and invest in more transportation solutions. With better representation, we can end the so-called 'Richmond rip-off' once and for all. We also need to get serious about tackling the rising number of gangs operating in our area, because TV commercials, posters and pamphlets are not getting the job done."

Why should voters elect you?

"I have the experience to accomplish things in Richmond. I am loyal to our region and will stand up and fight for Northern Virginia."

Web site:

www.jimhyland.com

E-mail address:

jim@jimhyland.com

Arthur G. Purves

REPUBLICAN

Age: 56

Residence: Vienna.

Education: BA, natural science, MA business, MS systems engineering, University of Pennsylvania.

Occupation: Senior technical manager, General Dynamics.

Elected offices/civic activities: President, Fairfax County Taxpayers Alliance; member, Fairfax County Republican Committee and Fairfax Committee of 100; former member, Fairfax County Public Schools professional technical studies advisory committee, superintendent's advisory committee for the Fairfax Framework for Student Success, family life education advisory committee; past president, Thomas Jefferson High School Crew Boosters; former scoutmaster.

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

"Traffic congestion, due to inadequate transportation funding. Virtually none of our state income taxes are spent on transportation. We spend the same, per person, on transportation today as we did in 1979. Meanwhile state public school funding has increased nine times faster than enrollment, even after adjusting for inflation. Despite the extra funding, the National Center for Education Statistics reports that two-thirds of Virginia public school students score below grade level. We could have lower taxes, better roads and much better schools if schools taught basics instead of always demanding higher taxes. Higher taxes reward mismanagement."

Why should voters elect you?

"Of the three anti-tax candidates, I am the only one identifying where the waste is: public schools, family-destroying welfare and government meddling in health care."

Web site:

members.cox.net/votepurves

E-mail address:

votepurves@cox.net

Edward M. Robinson

REPUBLICAN

Age: 41

Residence: Vienna.

Education: BA, English, Bucknell University. Pursued graduate studies in American government, Georgetown University.

Occupation: President, Ten Talents Resources Inc.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Bucknell University Board of Trustees; patient services volunteer, Capital Hospices (formerly the Hospices of Northern Virginia); high school and youth football referee, Washington region.

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

"The biggest issue is not transportation, education or taxes, although those are important; the real problem is an erosion of faith in our public institutions. There is no easy fix, but one thing we can do is to level with the electorate on tough issues. Another thing we can do is to lower the temperature in our public debate. We should agree to disagree and not let the personal overwhelm the political. Just as we teach our children not to hate others because of skin color or accent, so we should not teach them to hate their political opponents."

Why should voters elect you?

"We need a fresh approach and new ideas to deal with the seemingly intractable problems facing Northern Virginia. That's what I'll bring to the job."

Web site:

www.robinson2005.com

E-mail address:

ed@robinson2005.com