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Board of Educaton, District 8
The D.C. Board of Education consists of 11 members who serve four-year terms. The board was stripped of most of its powers in 1996, when oversight of the city's public schools was put in the hands of trustees. The panel functions as an advisory group, but is slated to regain its full powers in June 2000.

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Rule Board of Educaton, District 8

Incumbents' names are marked with asterisks. Web site and email addresses appear in the form in which they were submitted by the candidates.

THE CANDIDATES

Jeff Canady
Nonpartisan
Age: 33
Residence: Washington, D.C.
  Married: No.
Children: None.
Education: B.S., East Carolina University; Graduate Education: School of Public Administration, University of the District of Columbia; early childhood and elementary education, Trinity College
  Jeff Canady

Occupation/Employer: No answer provided.

Elected Offices and Civic Activities: Community Involvement: D.C. City Council Masters Facilitates Task Force; Washington Teachers Union Covenant Baptist Church Far Southwest Civic Association; Congress Heights Civic Association; D.C. Young Democrats; Early Childhood Collaborative; Malcolm X Day Committee; Washington Tennis Foundation; Progressive National Baptist Convention.

Why should voters elect you?
"As a graduate of D.C. Public Schools and as teacher for last seven years, I have hands-on experience dealing with the problems of schools, children and families. As a professional, I worked at the D.C. City Council and was nominated as the teacher representative to the Board of Trustees. I served on the Master Facilities Task Force created by the D.C. City Council and have expertise, competence and leadership that will help in resolving some of the long-standing problems in our school system. Effective child advocacy has been my life and the school board is a continuation of my community service."

What do you want voters to know about you?
"God is first in my life and children and family are my priorities. Serving as an educator is my way of giving back to the community."

Web site: None.
Email: None.


William Lockridge
Nonpartisan
Age: 49
Residence: Washington, D.C.
  Married: Yes.
Children: Two.
Education: Bachelor's degree, Tennessee State University.
  William Lockridge

Occupation/Employer: Teacher Coordinator/Community Outreach, D.C. Public Schools.

Elected Offices and Civic Activities: My 19 years of committed service to the Ward 8 community include: Chairman of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 8C; Chairman for the Neighborhood Planning Council. President of the Alabama Avenue Renaissance Task Force; PTA President of Simon Elementary School (six years); and a co-founder of Ward 8 Democrats.

Why should voters elect you?
"Voters should elected me because I have had experience at the policy level and school operation level. Based on these experiences, I can give leadership and bring accountability at the elected school board level. I am committed and understand the need to implement policies that will force the operation of schools to education all children whether they are college bound or headed to the world of work. Not only am I committed, I have a vested interest in the success of public schools, because I have a son in D.C. Public Schools.

What do you want voters to know about you?
"I have 15 years of experience working with educational issues from low test scores, dropouts, school vouchers, school safety, fire code violations, to adult education."

Web site: None.
Email:
wlock@aol.com




The Voters' Guide was compiled from staff reporting and information provided by the candidates in response to questionnaires from The Washington Post. Each candidate was asked to provide biographical information, a photograph and a brief statement about why the voters should elect him or her. Candidates' responses were edited for length and style.

© Copyright 1998 The Washington Post Company

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