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Ann C. Wilcox (SG)

Ann C. Wilcox

Office Sought: D.C. Council, At Large
Age: 51
Residence: Columbia Heights.
Education: BA, history, political science, Wittenberg University; JD, American University.
Occupation: Lawyer specializing in commercial litigation and antitrust; former legal services lawyer.
Web site: None given.
E-mail address: wilcox_ann@yahoo.com

Elected offices/civic activities:

Member, D.C. Board of Education (Ward 2), 1994-98;
member, steering committee, D.C. Statehood Green Party; co-chair, National Green Party peace action committee; CodePink D.C. (women's peace organization); Foundry Methodist Church Katrina Outreach; past

Why should voters elect you?

"I have the experience and the vision to work for a progressive, neighborhood-based city, which respects all persons, regardless of income level and background."

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"My vision for the city is one in which we choose the type of neighborhoods we wish to see: neighborhoods which include affordable and multifamily housing, youth and neighborhood clubs and a mix of retail. Neighborhoods such as Columbia Heights are at the center of this controversy, and I believe we should not allow development to be entirely market-driven. Protect rent control, as well as require inclusionary zoning. We also must continue improving our public school system. All citizens should be mindful of D.C.'s fundamental lack of political equality, and advocate for full rights."

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