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Kwame R. Brown (D)
Age: 34
Residence: Hillcrest.
Education: BA, marketing, Morgan State University; Advanced Minority Business Executive Program, Dartmouth College.
Occupation: President/chief executive, Maryland/D.C. Minority Supplier Development Council.
Office Sought: D.C. City Council At-Large 

       

Extra-curricular activities:
Chair, Committee on Boards and Commissions, Ward 7 Democrats; board member, D.C. Children's Trust Fund; legislative committee co-chair, Hillcrest Civic Association; member, Fully Funding D.C. Public Schools Coalition.

Why should voters elect you?
"I am a native Washingtonian who will work full time, using new energy and new ideas, to bring real solutions to everyday problems facing District residents."

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?
"The quality of our public school system is the most important issue facing the District. One-third of District children are born into poverty. Our children are entitled to a quality public education. The dysfunction of our schools currently presents our youth and our residents with no hope, no options and no opportunities. Until we give our youth hope for the future, keep them in school and graduate them into college or with employable skills, we will continue to fail at reducing crime and revitalizing our neighborhoods. Our children's quality of life will determine our city's future."
Web site: www.votekwamebrown.org
Email address: votekwamebrown@aol.com



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