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U.S. Delegate
Incumbent Eleanor Holmes Norton was unopposed in the Democratic primary. She faces Pat Kidd of the D.C. Statehood party, a former D.C. finance and revenue commissioner. The delegate serves a two-year term in the House of Representatives but has no vote on the floor because the District is not a state.

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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

Pat Kidd
Statehood
Age: 46
Residence: Washington.
  Married: Divorced.
Children: Two.
Education: Advance training at Strayer University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture; Brookewein School of Business; Montgomery College; University of the District of Columbia; Murrell Real Estate Academy
  Pat Kidd

Occupation/Employer: Executive director, American Women and Associates Against Sexual Harrassment.

Elected Offices and Civic Activities: Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for 4B04, Brightwood area of Ward 4; former commissioner for D.C. Finance and Revenue; mayor's transition team for the Commission for Women; D.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Rape Crisis Center; American Red Cro

Why should voters elect you?
"I support self-government. Residents need a strong advocate as delegate to enforce constitutional rights, since local rights have been dissolved. Reform began in 1988. Mayor [Marion] Barry charged me to reform contracts, real property and personal property operations. Chairman [John A.] Wilson (1991) requested me to identify personnel glitches causing violations. Mayor [Sharon Pratt] Kelly delegated that I address congressional concerns on public housing deficiencies. The Post chronicled my 12-point paper regarding curing D.C.'s fiscal and management crisis. The control board hasn't progressed beyond the reforms recommended in 1991 or mandated by Congress."

What do you want voters to know about you?
"I can be instrumental in resolving the systemic problems imperiling government. I understand the dynamics and given the authority will get the job(s) done."

Web site: None.
Email:
Kidden46@aol.com


Mary Martin
Socialist Workers
Age: 46
Residence: Washington.
  Married: No.
Children: None.
Education: Georgia State University.
  Mary Martin

Occupation/Employer: Ground Operations Employee, Reagan National Airport.

Elected Offices and Civic Activities: Member, International Association of Machinists; Walked picket lines and spoke out in support of union struggles from Teamsters at United Parcel Service to auto workers and airline workers fighting to defend health and pension benefits, safety and decent wages. Participant in demonstrations calling for freeing Mumia Abu Jamal and Leonard Peltier.

Why should voters elect you?
"The Socialist Workers campaign puts forward a working-class alternative to the bipartisan assault on workers' rights and living standards. I say tax the rich, not working people-implement a steeply progressive income tax without loopholes. Defend and extend affirmative action. I support a woman's right to choose abortion-keep the clinics open. Defend gay rights. I defend immigrant rights, and call for a world without borders. Halt INS raids. No deportations. Cancel the Third World debt. Expand funding for public schools. Oppose private vouchers and charter schools. Hands off UDC! Defend social security. Oppose cuts in Medicaid and Medicare."

What do you want voters to know about you?
"I defend the Cuban revolution and support the struggle for a united, democratic Ireland and for independence for Puerto Rico."

Web site: None.
Email:
75407.3345@compuserve.com


Eleanor Holmes Norton*
Democrat
Age: 61
Residence: Washington.
  Married: Divorced.
Children: Two.
Education: BA, Antioch College; MA, Yale; JD, Yale Law School.
  Eleanor Holmes Norton*

Occupation/Employer: Member of Congress; tenured law professor, Georgetown University.

Elected Offices and Civic Activities: D.C. Delegate (1991-present); chairwoman, Equal Opportunity Employment Council (1977-1981).

Why should voters elect you?
"I seek reelection because of what I have done and have shown I can do. I run on a 105th Congress record achieved against considerable odds-a revitalization package worth billions to D.C. residents, paving the way for the sunset of the control board; valuable tax breaks for D.C. businesses and home buyers; $1.3 billion in transportation funds; legislation requiring federal officers to assist MPD; and a 106th Congress agenda, including our citizenship rights; return of my vote on the House floor; a large tax cut incentive to retain taxpayers; a citywide empowerment zone; school infrastructure funds."

What do you want voters to know about you?
"Fourth-generation Washingtonian who thrives on hard work for her home town; mother of two; jogger; mentor; co-chair, Congressional Women's Caucus."

Web site: www.norton98.org
Email: None.


Natale Nicola Stracuzzi
Independent
Age: 33
Residence: Washington.
  Married: No.
Children: None.
Education: Automotive.
  Natale Nicola Stracuzzi

Occupation/Employer: Auto Mechanics, Ernie's Auto Repair Shop.

Elected Offices and Civic Activities: No answer provided.

Why should voters elect you?
"Because all working people in America should have health care. All employers should provide health care benefits to their employees. If an employee loses his job for any reason, we should have an alternative health plan available. We must seek a cost-effective system for unemployed families in their time of need. For instance, employers pay unemployment insurances. We need to develop some form of unemployment health care insurance, which all employers are required to contribute. This would also help cut the astronomical cost of Medicaid. Restructuring school systems in the U.S. is a very important issue.

What do you want voters to know about you?
"I'm a working-class American, blue-color worker."

Web site: None.
Email:
n.n stracuzzi@hotmail.com


Edward Henry Wolterbeek
Republican
Age: 49
Residence: Washington.
  Married: Single.
Children: One.
Education: BA and MBA, San Francisco State University; PhD, George Washington University.
  Edward Henry Wolterbeek

Occupation/Employer: Real estate broker.

Elected Offices and Civic Activities: Kiwanis International; Fort Lincoln Civic Association; Toastmasters division governor; Department of Labor Federal Credit Union board; Children's Hospital (Children's Network) sponsor; Spingarn High School Advisory Council; Special Olympics.

Why should voters elect you?
"Ed brings new focus to Ward 5 problems. He is vigorous, educated and dedicated. Proactive and responds to all questions within 24 hours. Active in many civic and professional organizations. Believes in community participation and a strong Christian fellowship. Member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Active in D.C. school system as mentor for Spingarn High School Advisory Council. Sports official and mentor."

What do you want voters to know about you?
"Ed is available to help in many organizations throughout Ward 5 as a mentor and sports official throughout D.C. Born in San Jose but a 25-year homeowner in D.C."

Web site: None.
Email: None.




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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