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Council, Ward 6
Sharon Ambrose, the incumbent, easily won the Democratic primary. She now faces Richard de Beauvoir, an independent. For a character sketch of this hard-to-define ward, see Ward 6 in Profile.

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Rule Council, Ward 6

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

Sharon Ambrose*
Democrat
Age: 59
Residence: Washington.
  Married: Yes.
Children: Four.
Education: BA, St. Xavier University.
  Sharon Ambrose*

Occupation/Employer: D.C. Council member, Ward 6.

Elected Offices and Civic Activities: Elected Ward 6 representative on the D.C. Democratic State Committee; Capital Hill Restoration Society; Capitol Hill Kiwanis; Anacostia Coordinating Council; Kid Safe; Metropolitan Washington YMCA; Capitol Children’s Museum. Represents the District on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments; Metropolitan Development Policy Committee; Transportation Planning Board; and the Finance Committee.

Why should voters elect you?
"As Ward 6 council member, I improved the quality of life for Ward 6 citizens: protecting the environmental integrity of the Kingman Park community and Anacostia River by scuttling a proposed theme park; co-sponsoring legislation to help stop trash transfer stations like that in the old Uline Arena; introducing recently enacted legislation to close drug-related nuisance properties; appearing with citizens before zoning and ABC boards to successfully protest inappropriate development and liquor licenses; supporting citizens and the MPD in building a strong ward-wide community policing network; fighting reductions in public school early childhood programs, librarians and counselors; exercising strong oversight of city spending."

What do you want voters to know about you?
"I do my homework, speak out strongly and successfully for Ward 6 neighborhood revitalization, and keep in close touch with citizens all across the ward."

Web site: None.
Email: None.


Richard de Beauvoir
Independent
Age: 38
Residence: Washington
  Married: No.
Children: None.
Education: Studying toward M.B.A., Columbia State University.
  Richard de Beauvoir

Occupation/Employer: Communication Consultant, Entrepreneur.

Elected Offices and Civic Activities: Student Government Senator, 1983; Virginia and California Democratic Party; delegate candidate, Presidential caucus; crimes and safety issues activist in Ward 6.

Why should voters elect you?
"As Ward 6 Council member, I am commited to improve the quality of life of all Ward 6 citizens, rich and poor: I will work very hard to create jobs, to protect our environment, I will find a workable solution for abandoned priorities, I will meet with Ward 6 residents on a regular basis and find solutions to our problems. I feel taxes are too high for business and residence. I will work to lower them. I will hold all city managers responsible for any misuse or abuse of city funds. I will make sure MPD is protecting Ward 6."

What do you want voters to know about you?
"I am steady worker. I will persevere because I exercise discipline. I prefer to be in an environment where steady progress brings concrete results."

Web site: www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Senate/8213/
Email: Ward6@geocities.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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