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Marion Barry (D)
Age: 68
Residence: Hillsdale.
Education: BS, chemistry, LeMoyne-Owen College; MS, chemistry, Fisk University; PhD candidate, University of Tennessee.
Occupation: Consultant, M.R. Beal & Co., investment bankers.
Office Sought: D.C. City Council Ward 8 


Extra-curricular activities:
Mayor, Washington, D.C., 1979-91 and 1995-99; Ward 8 member, 1993-95, and at-large member, 1975-78, D.C. Council; member, D.C. Board of Education, 1971-74; tutor, second-grade students; volunteer, several outreach programs; member, Union Temple Baptist Church.

Why should voters elect you?
"Ward 8 needs someone to fight for them. God gave me a gift of vision and courageous leadership. None of the other candidates has this."

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?
"It is impossible to name one pressing problem in Ward 8. Ward 8 has a multitude of pressing problems: education, a poorly run school system, lack of affordable housing, the highest unemployment rate in the city, an inadequate health care system, streets and alleys that are the dirtiest in the city and no one on the present city council fighting hard enough to turn these problems around. I would like Ward 8 to be the best in the city. In terms of things that are bad, we have the highest unemployment rate and the highest cancer rate."
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Email address: None.

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