Albert C. Eisenberg (D)* *
Residence: Ashton Heights/Lyon Park.
Education: BA, history, University of Richmond; MA, education, Hampton University; MA, history, completed all but thesis, Old Dominion University.
Occupation: State delegate; partner, EB&T Strategy LLC.
Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Virginia House of Delegates, 2004-present; former chairman and member, Arlington County Board; former deputy assistant secretary for transportation policy, U.S. Department of Transportation; former chairman, Northern Virginia Transportation Commission; former chairman, Northern Virginia Regional Council; chairman, Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments Public Safety and Land Use committees; commissioner, Virginia Housing Development Authority; member, Virginia Transportation Safety Board, Arlington; former chairman, Affordable Housing Task Force, Tenant Landlord Commission, Bicentennial Commission; chairman, 9/11 Memorial Task Force; member, Chamber of Commerce; member, Committee of 100.
What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?
"Transportation. Needs: more Metro cars, complete Metro to Dulles, make bridge rehab a priority, smart growth and better land-use planning to curb sprawl, government and business telework programs, tax credits to businesses deploying telework, better traffic signalization, fix bottlenecks, require no major road expansions unless long-term congestion relief is assured, more bike and pedestrian facilities, deploy Columbia Pike Bus Rapid Transit, Better HOV enforcement, support and expand Virginia Railway Express. Funding: use some surplus funds for transportation, increase tolls, seek congressional earmarks, use insurance premium tax revenues to back bonds, protect transportation trust fund from diversions, create public/private projects."
Why should voters elect you?
"Demonstrated effective leadership, experience at all government levels and in private sector, legislative success. I know my community and am attentive to the people's concerns."