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Harry "Tommy" Thomas Jr. (D)

Harry "Tommy" Thomas Jr.

Office Sought: D.C. Council, Ward 5
Age: 46
Residence: Brookland/Woodridge.
Education: BS, journalism, PR, Bowie State; graduate work, real estate appraisal, University of the District of Columbia.
Occupation: Chief executive, HLT Team Thomas/SwingAway LLC.
Web site: http://www.harrythomas5.com
E-mail address: harrythomas5@hotmail.com

Elected offices/civic activities:

Chairman, Woodridge Health Center; member, Advisory Neighborhood Commission; at-large member, Democratic State Committee; president, D.C. Young Democrats; chairman, D.C. Bicycle Commission; head coach, director baseball, Archbishop John Carroll High Schoo

Why should voters elect you?

"I will empower people to become vocal advocates for their neighborhoods, partners with their government and citizens invested in their city through proven leadership."

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

"My priorities are public safety, improving our public schools, creating affordable workforce housing and ensuring economic development expands beyond downtown and reaches our neighborhoods. My campaign platform focuses on public safety, education, economic development and employment, which ultimately fosters citizen empowerment. If you improve public safety, public schools, promote community development through economic development, bolster employment and job readiness, you ultimately empower people. My platform will involve people from our community developing a partnership with government, giving Ward 5 a council member supporting the neighborhood's interests. My administration will be aggressive in building bridges and finding solutions, putting people first."

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