Michael J. Golden (R)

Age: 31

Residence: Orange Hunt.

Education: BS, commerce, finance and marketing, University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce; JD, Georgetown University Law Center.

Occupation: Attorney (appellate), Latham & Watkins LLP.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Fairfax County School Board High School Course Review Committee, 2004; judicial clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit; member, Bethany Christian Services board of directors; regional coordinator and precinct captain, 2004 Republican candidates for president, vice president and Congress; member and volunteer, Orange Hunt Estates Civic Association; young attorney mentor, Latham & Watkins LLP; former member, Training and Career Enhancement Committee, Latham & Watkins LLP; youth tutor and mentor, Martha's Table; volunteer, vacation Bible school.

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

"Traffic and development. My opponent has taken several thousand dollars from big developers who want to build and build and make taxpayers pick up the tab for roads and schools. That's why my opponent supports increasing the gas tax and opposes restrictions on out-of-control property tax hikes -- two of the starkest differences between us. I have a better plan: get our fair share of transportation funding; explore public-private partnerships that provide crucial transportation funding without raising taxes; and protect the transportation trust fund. My plan will help us build the roads we need and the schools we deserve."

Why should voters elect you?

"I am a husband and dad who cares passionately about making our community even better and safer. I'm an innovative leader, not a lifelong politician."

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Dave W. Marsden (D)

Age: 57

Residence: Burke.

Education: BA, sociology, Randolph-Macon College.

Occupation: Juvenile justice consultant, DSG Consulting.

Elected offices/civic activities: Past president, Virginia Council on Juvenile Detention, 1996-99; past president, Virginia Juvenile Justice Association, 1988-91; past president, West Lynch Association, 1984-94; coach, Cardinal Basketball Association; coach, Braddock Road Youth Club (basketball, football, soccer); coach, Annandale-North Springfield Little League; president, board of directors, the Enterprise School; advisory board member, Northern Virginia Literacy Council.

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

"Protecting our quality of life here in Fairfax County will be my first priority. I will work across party lines to defend the bipartisan budget reform passed by Gov. Warner and mainstream Republicans in 2004 that brought over $50 million to improve Fairfax County schools and over $60 million to cut down on traffic gridlock. I will also use my 31 years of experience in criminal justice to enact an eight-point plan to crack down on youth gangs and illegal immigration. Voters are welcome to read more about my plan to keep moving Fairfax County forward at www.marsdenfordelegate.com."

Why should voters elect you?

"Endorsed by Gov. Warner and Republican Jim Dillard, I bring 31 years in criminal justice and a moderate, bipartisan agenda to move Fairfax County forward."

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