Vincent C. Gray (D)
Office Sought: D.C. Council, Chairman
Education: BA, psychology, graduate course work, clinical psychology, George Washington University.
Occupation: Council member.
Web site: http://www.grayforchair.com
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elected offices/civic activities:
Member, D.C. Council, Ward 7, 2005-present; chairman, Ward 7 Democrats; member, D.C. Democratic State Committee; past president, Consortium for Child Welfare; board member, D.C. Association for Retarded Citizens; treasurer, D.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen P
Why should voters elect you?
"I possess the qualities essential for an effective council chair -- good manager, policymaker and excellent consensus-builder -- qualities I have demonstrated throughout my career."
What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?
"Lack of a first-class public education system. Our ability to attract and retain young families depends upon a school system that provides a top-notch education to our children. A first step has been taken by approving funds to rebuild and repair schools. But, we also must restore a rich and diverse curriculum, including core courses as well as classes such as art, physical education and music in all schools; career, technical and vocational education so students may begin careers immediately after high school if they wish; and reform of special education to serve students in local schools."
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