L. Scott Lingamfelter (R)* *
Education: BA, history, Virginia Military Institute; MA, government and foreign affairs, University of Virginia; attended U.S Army War College.
Occupation: State delegate; senior member, advisory staff, Computer Sciences Corp.; retired U.S. Army colonel.
Elected offices/civic activities: Member, House of Delegates, 2002-present; former member, Lake Ridge Rotary Club; member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; member, American Legion; member, Society of the First Infantry Division.
What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?
"Improving our transportation infrastructure is the top priority for our region. Our community pays the lion's share of taxes to the state. If we are to be the vital economic engine of the commonwealth, we must receive a greater share of state funding for transportation. Moreover, with the movement of thousands of defense-related jobs to Fort Belvoir and Quantico, we must secure more funding to deal with the increased traffic to those destinations. Finally, we must improve our ability to evacuate the region in the event of a terror attack. The current system is completely inadequate and must be fixed."
Why should voters elect you?
"My motto is 'Promise made -- promise kept.' I stood up for working families, opposed higher taxes, fought for transportation dollars and strengthened law enforcement."