Brian J. Moran (D)*

Age: 46

Residence: Alexandria.

Education: BA, MA, Framingham State College; MA, University of Massachusetts, Suffolk University; JD, Catholic University.

Occupation: Attorney, Law Offices of Brian J. Moran.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Virginia House of Delegates, 1996-present; House Democratic Caucus chairman, 2001-present; assistant commonwealth's attorney; former chairman, Budget and Fiscal Advisory Council, Community Corrections Resources Board; member, Secure Virginia Panel, Crime Commission; chairman, Virginia Alcohol Safety Advisory Committee.

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

"Quality of life. People want to spend less of their time in traffic and more of it at home with their families. The hours being lost by individuals and businesses are innumerable. We must pursue alternatives like telecommuting and flextime to relieve congestion as we find solutions to the traffic mess.

Our quality of life also depends on providing an accountable and quality education to our children. We enjoy a diverse community and must educate our youth for tomorrow's jobs."

Why should voters elect you?

"I am committed to continuing the progress we made under Gov. Mark Warner in improving transportation, education and public safety in a fiscally responsible way."

Web site:

www.BrianMoran.com

E-mail address:

info@brianmoran.com

Matthew A. 'Matt' Mueda (R)

Age: 38

Residence: Landmark.

Education: BA, political science, California State University, Chico.

Occupation: Realtor.

Elected offices/civic activities: Chairman, Sister Cities Of Alexandria Committee; volunteer paramedic.

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

"Traffic solutions! It is imperative that we address the traffic congestion and provide solutions for commuters. I will sponsor legislation to cease the annual raid on the Transportation Fund. I will make sure that the $2 billion-plus surplus is spent primarily on transportation."

Why should voters elect you?

"I have been a public servant for most of my adult life. I will address the concerns of constituents and maintain open communication. Traffic solutions!"

Web site:

mattmueda.org

E-mail address:

mmueda@yahoo.com