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Curtis L. Etherly Jr.

Office Sought: D.C. Council, Ward 6
Age: 37
Residence: Capitol Hill.
Education: BA, political science, Yale University; JD, Georgetown University.
Occupation: Vice president for public affairs, Mid-Atlantic north and south market units, Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.
Web site: www.curtis2006.org
E-mail address: curtis2006@verizon.net

Elected offices/civic activities:
Board member, Anacostia Coordinating Council, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Washington, DC Action for Children, DC Appleseed Center, DC VOICE, Greater Washington Urban League, Washington Math Science Technology Public Charter High School; mayoral appointee, D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment.

Why should voters elect you?
"I possess homegrown and proven leadership experience in confronting diverse government, business and nonprofit/community issues throughout Ward 6, the District and the greater Washington region."

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?
"Ward 6 requires new and innovative leadership in tackling education, the quality of life in our communities and the government's ability to provide effective services in a responsive and high-quality manner. Neighborhood schools are struggling to satisfy the educational needs of our students and families. Communities are besieged with higher living costs, a diminished sense of public safety, fewer housing and retail options. Residents and businesses continue to suffer high taxes while receiving low-quality and sporadic government services at an ever-increasing cost. The absence of a unifying vision for addressing these critical issues is Ward 6's most urgent problem."

-- The Washington Post

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