Callahan Jr. (R)* *
Residence: Potomac Hills, McLean.
Education: BS, foreign service, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
Occupation: Retired editor and publisher; state delegate.
Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Virginia House of Delegates, 1968-present; past president, Kiwanis Club of McLean; founding trustee, McLean Citizens Foundation; former chairman, Northern Virginia Community Foundation; co-chairman, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation; director, Shenandoah Valley Civil War Battlefields; member, McLean Chamber of Commerce; member, Izaak Walton League of America; member, American Legion; director, McLean Land Conservancy.
What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?
"The most urgent issue facing my jurisdiction is multifaceted and involves all aspects of our quality of life. Those issues include the maintenance of superior schools, making room for a massive influx of students in our institutions of higher education, ensuring public safety, affordable health care, cleaning up the environment and solving our transportation needs. There is no one issue that prevails, since all of these areas of public responsibility are intertwined and critical to our quality of life."
Why should voters elect you?
"As chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, I have an enormous and positive impact on all citizens of Virginia and on my consitutents in particular."