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Eleanor Holmes Norton* (D)

Eleanor Holmes Norton

Office Sought: D.C. U.S. House
Age: 69
Residence: Capitol Hill.
Education: BA, history, Antioch College; MA, American studies, Yale University; JD, Yale Law School.
Occupation: Delegate to Congress; professor of law, Georgetown University.
Web site: http://www.nortonforcongress.org
E-mail address: None given.

Elected offices/civic activities:

Delegate to Congress, U.S. House of Representatives, 1991-present.

Why should voters elect you?

"My record of success in a Republican Congress on issues -- voting rights, $10,000 college-access grants, saving gun laws -- makes the case for reelection."

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

"The opportunity this year for a D.C. House vote for the first time makes the D.C. Free and Equal House Voting Rights bill the most urgent priority today. We have many important, achievable priorities (including budget autonomy and structural deficit relief), but none as historic for the House or as path-breaking for the Senate. Four years of negotiation have borne fruit with a 29-4 vote in one committee and a written promise for a vote in another. The movement forward for voting rights is permanent, but we must pour our energy into seizing this moment to get it done now."

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