Jim L. Kaplan

REPUBLICAN

Age: 34

Residence: City of Fairfax.

Education: BA, communications, legal institutions, economics and government (CLEG), American University.

Occupation: Vice president, Instinet Group LLC.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Fairfax Host Lions Club;

board member, Northern Virginia Parents of Multiples; board member, Mid-Atlantic Parents of Multiples; board member, liaison to local government, Chancery Park Home Owners Association; vice chairman and past chairman, Young Jewish Leadership PAC; member, National Eagle Scout Association; member, City of Fairfax Republican Committee; member, Congregation Olam Tikvah of Fairfax.

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

"Fairfax taxpayers receive only 20 cents back for every dollar we send to Richmond. This is not right. This is even less than we received just a few short years ago. And it is hurting our community, our schools and our children. Fairfax deserves better than to pay 27 percent of the state's income taxes and receive just 7.4 percent of state education funding. We need a representative who can fight and win in Richmond."

Why should voters elect you?

"As a husband, father and community activist, I will focus on lowering taxes, getting our fair share from Richmond and improving our schools and roads."

Web site:

www.JimKaplan.com

E-mail address:

Jim@JimKaplan.com

John Mason

REPUBLICAN

Age: 70

Residence: Farrcroft, City of Fairfax.

Education: BA, history, University of Massachusetts; MA, political science, New York University; attended Joint Forces Staff College.

Occupation: Part-time program manager, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC); past vice president and director, Transportation Policy and Analysis Center.

Elected offices/civic activities: Mayor, City of Fairfax, 1990-2002; member, Fairfax City Council, 1986-90; former member, Governor's Commission on Rail Enhancements in the 21st Century; board member, Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations; vice president for operations, National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America; former board member, National Capital Area Chapter, American Red Cross; former member, National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board; former member, Transportation Coordinating Council of Northern Virginia; president, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra.

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

"Without question, it's the transportation-congestion challenge. It is adversely affecting quality of life and will have an adverse impact on our ability to continue a strong economy in Northern Virginia."

Why should voters elect you?

"In a word, it's experience -- a proven track record as a mayor (quality services, lowest tax rates) and a leader on regional transportation issues."

Web site:

masonfordelegate.com

E-mail address:

john@masonfordelegate.com