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Leo Pinson

Office Sought: D.C. Council, Ward 6
Age: 41
Residence: Capitol Hill/Stanton Park.
Education: BA, telecommunications, Ohio State Univ.; MA, intercultural communication, urban studies, Michigan State Univ.
Occupation: Operations coordinator, SAVVIS Communications; principal, Building Blocks Consulting.
Web site: www.pinson2006.com
E-mail address: leo@pinson2006.com

Elected offices/civic activities:
Past coordinator, Ward 6 neighborhood services, Office of the City Administrator; officer, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department Reserve Corps; membership chair, Stanton Park Neighborhood Association; past volunteer, Court Appointed Special Advocates, serving abused and neglected children, District of Columbia Superior Court; past citizen coordinator, Police Service Area 102.

Why should voters elect you?
"As the former neighborhood services coordinator, I successfully managed the affairs of Ward 6. I have the knowledge, experience and accomplishments to lead this community."

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?
"The lack of a quality education has impacted this city in so many ways. Poor education is the root cause of why so many residents cannot participate in the numerous opportunities the city offers. You can't get a well-paying job, a home of your own, reliable health care and other necessities of life without adequate preparation. I believe that all roads lead back to the failure to prepare our citizens for success. If we dedicate ourselves to fixing this issue, many other social problems can also be resolved."

-- The Washington Post

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