David B. Albo (R)*

Age: 43

Residence: Ox Road.

Education: BA, economics, University of Virginia; JD, University of Richmond School of Law.

Occupation: State delegate; attorney, Albo & Oblon LLP.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Virginia House of Delegates, 1994-present; chairman, Criminal Law Subcomittee, 2001-present; chairman, Virginia Crime Commission, 2001-05; past president, West Springfield Civic Association; former legal guardian for abused children; former prosecutor, Fairfax City.

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

"Transportation. While we have accomplished a lot (like rebuilding the Springfield interchange, bringing Metro to Springfield, widening Route 123 and building the Fairfax County Parkway), now is not the time to rest on our laurels. We need a toll-funded Washington bypass to get interstate drivers out of the area so that we can use our local roads again. I am the only candidate who has a plan to raise money for transportation without raising your taxes by making chronically dangerous and drunk drivers pay to maintain and improve the roads that they carelessly abuse."

Why should voters elect you?

"Together we have rebuilt the Springfield interchange, built the South County Secondary School and fought gangs and illegal aliens. Together we can do even more."

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Gregory A. Werkheiser (D)

Age: 32

Residence: Springfield.

Education: BA, government, College of William and Mary; JD, University of Virginia School of Law; fellow, Sorensen Institute Political Leaders Program; graduate, Sorensen Institute Candidate Training Program.

Occupation: Attorney, Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge and Rice; educator, Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, University of Virginia.

Elected offices/civic activities: Chairman, Virginia Commission for National and Community Service; past co-chairman, 2004 Fairfax County Bond Referendum Citizen Committee; founder and director, Virginia Citizenship Institute; vice chairman, Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership; adjunct professor, George Mason University; member, College of William and Mary Washington Council, board of directors, Glories Happy Hats.

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

"Leadership that is out of touch. During the incumbent's tenure, our traffic has become third-worst in the nation, we've gone from having two to 84 gangs threatening our community, property taxes are up 150 percent and our new schools are crowded on opening day. While the incumbent claims 'miraculous' progress, his unwillingness to recognize these problems threatens the quality of our public life. I have a blueprint for progress, a detailed and aggressive plan to address these challenges: www.gregfordelegate.com. That's why Gov. Warner, educators, business leaders, law enforcement officers, firefighters and conservationists have endorsed my candidacy."

Why should voters elect you?

"I will do a better job addressing our challenges because of my proven record of bipartisan leadership, common sense and willingness to pursue bold solutions."

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