Kristen J. Amundson (D)*

Age: 55

Residence: Mount Vernon.

Education: BA, English, Macalester College; MA, arts management, American University.

Occupation: Writer, self-employed.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, House of Delegates, 1999-present; member, Fairfax County School Board, 1991-99; chairman, Fairfax

County School Board, 1996-97;

past president and current board of trustees member, New Hope Housing; member and former vestry member, Christ Church Alexandria; member, Mount Vernon Board of Visitors; co-founder, LaBeca Women's Scholarship Foundation; volunteer, Our Little Roses home for abused and abandoned girls, San Pedro Sula, Honduras, 1996-present; Legislator of the Year award, Virginia Family Values Coalition, 2005; Good Neighbor Award, New Hope Housing, 2005; former president, Westgrove Citizens Association.

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

"Protecting our quality of life that we enjoy in Mount Vernon. We must find real solutions to the transportation problems that keep us stuck in traffic instead of spending time with our families. We must invest in higher education so our children can attend college in Virginia. We must protect the Potomac and the Chesapeake Bay watershed. We must find ways to end the reliance on the local property tax so that senior citizens are not forced out of their homes."

Why should voters elect you?

"On the School Board and as a delegate, I've worked hard for Mount Vernon, working across party lines for responsible solutions in education and transportation."

Web site:

www.amundson.org

E-mail address:

krisin44th@aol.com

Glenda Gail Parker (IG)

Age: 58

Residence: Huntington, Alexandria.

Education: BA, business management, Central Oklahoma State University; Squadron Officer School, Air University; MSA, business administration, Central Michigan University; certificate (MSA equivalent), software engineering administration, Central Michigan University; Computer Information Systems Security Professional, Georgetown University.

Occupation: Former senior budget analyst at Defense Department, retired Air Force major.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Federation of Civic Associations; member, Huntington Civic Association; former member, Portner House Homeowners Association and Colecroft Homeowners Association; member, Falls Church Church of Christ; past junior vice president, Oklahoma Reserve Officers Association; past president, Tinker Building 3001 Chapter of Federally Employed Women; member, League of Women Voters; member, NAACP; member, National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

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

"We need rail now! We need more trains and less traffic in District 44. We need rail service to Fort Belvoir and on to Dumfries. Forty-two thousand Americans die on our highways each year. Three hundred thousand are injured in auto accidents. We need rail now. Rail is safer and conserves gasoline. Rail reduces air pollution and water pollution by reducing traffic. Rail reduces dependency on foreign oil. Light rail above the service roads along Route 1 could be constructed in about two years, funded by the commonwealth, the county or homeland security at no additional cost to the taxpayers."

Why should voters elect you?

"I will work to get rail to Fort Belvoir and Dumfries, to beautify Virginia, and to introduce fiscally conservative and socially responsible legislation."

Web site:

www.gailparker2005.us

E-mail address:

mail@gailparker2005.us

Greg B. Scoma (R)

Age: 45

Residence: Mount Vernon.

Education: BA, international affairs, George Washington University; MA, business and organizational security management, Webster University; Certified Protection Professional, board-certified in security management, American Society for Industrial Security International.

Occupation: Consultant, U.S. critical infrastructure protection; coordinator, community security and safety; law enforcement, U.S. Marine Corps.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, public safety committee, Mount Vernon Council of Citizens' Associations Inc.; chairman, public safety committee, Sulgrave Manor Civic Association; member, American Legion; member, American Society for Industrial Security International; member, International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators; volunteer, Food & Friends; former volunteer, Hearts & Hammers; former board member, West End Citizens Association; former member, Foggy Bottom Citizens Association; former member, Episcopal Orphanage, Philippines.

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

"Removing Kristen Amundson is our most pressing issue! Her consistent lack of action is hurting our community in many areas: real estate taxes, transportation and crime (up 26.4 percent since she's been in office). Real estate companies and developers have given her more than $100,000 (see www.vpap.org), so she won't stand up for her constituents. We have crippling traffic backups, yet she is overseeing 28 new developments along Route 1, which will bring thousands more cars. She has let real estate taxes go up 70 percent during her tenure. This is especially hard on seniors and those on fixed incomes."

Why should voters elect you?

"I have a common man's real-life experiences and offer common-sense solutions. I will solve my community's outstanding problems: real estate taxes, transportation, crime, education."

Web site:

www.scomafordelegate.com

E-mail address:

info@SCOMAforDELEGATE.com