Thursday, October 28, 2010;
Leslie E. Johnson (D) --
Education: BA, history, Fisk University; JD, Howard University School of Law.
Occupation: Recently retired, administrative law judge, legislative liaison.
Elected offices/civic activities: Founder, Prince George's Women United to Help Others; member, Prince George's Community College Foundation Board; member, Prince George's Community Foundation Board; member, Ivy Community Charities of Prince George's County; member, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority; co-founder, My Sister's Closet; co-founder, Leslie's House; co-founder, Sister to Sister Empowerment; member, Shiloh Baptist Church.
What is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?
"Education has been the most chronic problem facing our county. It is one that has been created over several decades, and despite recent strides in test scores and educational achievements, it is still our most daunting challenge that we continually work to improve. However, the last few years have created enormous economic hardship for residents. The lack of job opportunities and number of residents losing homes to foreclosure is the most immediate crisis for many residents. Creating employment opportunities and arresting foreclosures are immediate issues for the next County Council District 6 member."
Why should voters elect you?
"Unifying leadership, legislative experience, legal background, commitment and service to others have been the hallmark of my life's work professionally and personally."