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Albert R. Wynn* (D)

Albert R. Wynn

Office Sought: U.S. House, Maryland District 4
Age: 55
Residence: Mitchellville.
Education: BS, political science, Univ. of Pittsburgh; course work, public admin., Howard Univ.; JD, Georgetown Univ.
Occupation: Congressman.
Web site: http://www.wynn.house.gov
E-mail address: wynnforcongress@gmail.com

Elected offices/civic activities:

Member, U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-present; member, Maryland Senate, 1987-93; member, Maryland House of Delegates, 1983-87; member, Maryland Bar Association, Congressional Black Caucus; past mentor, Kingsford Elementary School student; past spons

Why should voters elect you?

"Rhetoric is easy. I understand it takes hard work, compromise and leadership to solve problems. I have the knowledge, commitment and experience for the job."

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

"In a global economy, to maintain good jobs with high wages, we must build a better education system. Congress should fully fund No Child Left Behind, preschool and invest in language studies, technology, art and music. Government should fund programs for teacher recruitment and performance incentives. College should be affordable for all Americans. Unfortunately, tuition has increased 57 percent since 2000, while Republicans cut $12 billion from student aid. We must make tuition tax deductible, cut loan fees, increase grants for underprivileged students and provide aid for students seeking advanced degrees in math and the sciences."

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