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A. Scott Bolden

Office Sought: D.C. Council, At Large
Age: 44
Residence: Penn Quarter.
Education: JD, Howard University; BA, political science, Morehouse College.
Occupation: Lawyer/partner, Reed Smith LLP.
Web site: www.bolden2006.com
E-mail address: outreach@bolden2006.com

Elected offices/civic activities:
Chair, D.C. Democratic Party, 2003-04; past chair, Recreation Wish List Committee; director, Greater D.C. Cares; president, D.C. Chamber of Commerce; member, D.C. District Court Grievances Committee, 1998; past member, D.C. Bar Association Board of Governors; past board member, North Capital Neighborhood Development Corp.; past board member, D.C. United Negro College Fund.

Why should voters elect you?
"You deserve excellence in public service. I'll bring effective leadership to the D.C. Council and take action to improve quality of life across D.C."

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?
"Education is my top priority. I'll deliver immediate, positive results. We have waited too long for real improvements to our schools. Ensuring quality education requires more than additional funding; we need proven, dedicated leadership. First-rate education, vocational training and career opportunities provide young people with alternatives to drugs, gangs and violence. We can reduce crime through community policing; as a former prosecutor I have the experience to make it work. The District is undergoing an economic revival, but not for everyone. Building and protecting affordable housing is vital. Everyone in D.C. should live the American dream."

-- The Washington Post

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