Robert H. Brink (D)* *

Age: 58

Residence: North Arlington.

Education: BA, English, Monmouth College; JD, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary.

Occupation: Legislative consultant.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Virginia House of Delegates, 1998-present; chair, Model General Assembly Committee, Virginia YMCA;

member, Virginia YMCA Board;

member, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Board; member, Friends of Arlington Campus, George Mason University; member, AHC Inc. (formerly Arlington Housing Corp.); member, Arlington Chamber of Commerce; member, Voices for Virginia's Children; member, Arlington County Local Emergency Planning Committee; member, Virginia Historical Society; member, Warren Stambaugh Foundation Board.

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

"We must work to preserve Arlington's and Northern Virginia's quality of life. The region's transportation gridlock threatens both that quality and our economic viability. Our world-class elementary, secondary and higher education system will deteriorate if we fail to provide the resources needed to sustain it. We must continue efforts to ensure that vulnerable Virginians have access to adequate health care. And we must continue to protect our air and water. Under Gov. Warner's leadership, we've made tremendous progress over the past years. Our challenge now is to sustain that progress and keep Virginia moving in the right direction."

Why should voters elect you?

"Since 1998, I've advanced Arlington's values and concerns in Richmond. I'm asking the voters to help me continue those efforts for another two years."

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