Carol Hawn — 40th District

Carol Hawn — 40th District

Special Election

<lst>Name: Carol A. Hawn

Party Affiliation: Democrat.

Age: 43

Family: Husband, David.

Town of Residence: Centreville.

Education: B.S., psychology (1986), Iowa State. University; M.A., sociology (1993), the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Occupation: Associate, Travesky & Associates, Ltd.

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What do you believe are the major issues in the 40th District? The overriding issue for residents, not only in the 40th District but also throughout Virginia, is the state budget and the impact of impending cuts on education, transportation and other vital services. General Assembly legislation could address three local issues that have mobilized communities throughout the 40th District, including: granting local governing bodies the power to control growth and development, protecting the Occoquan Watershed and requiring Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) action on through-truck bans.

What qualities, qualifications and characteristics will you bring to this office? The strongest quality I would bring to the office is my longtime commitment to the residents of western Fairfax County. Because of this commitment, I know and understand the issues and concerns of residents in the district.

My qualifications are based upon my involvement and leadership in a wide range of volunteer committees, including the Western Fairfax County Citizens Association, secretary, and its Land Use Committee; Sully District Council, two-term chair and secretary, and its Land Use and Transportation Committee; the Fairfax County Community Action Advisory Board, two-term chair and Sully District representative; Fairfax County Census 2000 Complete Count Committee, chair and Sully District representative; Fairfax County Airports Advisory Committee, at-large representative; 1998 and 2002 Fairfax County Bond Referendum Citizens Committees, Sully District representative; Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations, first vice president; and Centreville Community Foundation, former director. I also served as president of my Homeowners Association, Singleton's Grove in Centreville, and as 2001 Sully District Area Plan Review representative, Old Mill in Centreville.

Both Democratic and Republican officials have appointed me to organizations and committees. My ability to work with people in a bipartisan manner to resolve residents' issues and concerns is one of my strengths.

How will voters best distinguish between you and your opponent? Voters can best distinguish me from my opponents because of my years of volunteer service and commitment to improving the quality of life of not only the residents of western Fairfax County, but also the county as a whole. For the past decade, I have listened to, and acted on, the issues and concerns of area residents.

If I'm elected, I will … work tirelessly on behalf of the residents of the 40th District, to listen to their concerns and resolve those issues for which state government is responsible. Those issues include passing a balanced state budget while protecting funding in areas such as education, transportation, and other vital services, protecting the fragile Occoquan Watershed, requiring CTB action on through-truck bans, and giving local governments greater power to control growth and development. I will continue my dedication to improving the quality of life of residents of western Fairfax County.

Why should people vote for you? For many years, I have been deeply committed to improving the quality of life of residents of western Fairfax County. I've had the opportunity to meet and work with many residents of the 40th District to resolve our mutual issues and concerns. I will take that same level of dedication to Richmond as their delegate. I will fight for education and transportation dollars during difficult budget negotiations. I will oppose legislation that could harm the Occoquan watershed, and support legislation requiring action of through-truck bans and giving local governing bodies greater control over growth and development. For these reasons, the residents of the 40th Delegate District should vote for me Tuesday, Dec. 17.