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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.


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.


Sharon Ambrose*
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
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:

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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