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David Harrington* (D)

David Harrington

Office Sought: Prince George's County Council, District 5
Age: 52
Residence: Cheverly.
Education: BA, political science, Howard University; graduate course work, Miami University (Ohio), Harvard University.
Occupation: County Council member.
Web site: http://www.davidharrington.org
E-mail address: thechampishere07@hotmail.com

Elected offices/civic activities:

Mayor, Bladensburg,1995-2002; president, Maryland Municipal League, '02; past chair, Redevelopment Authority; past member, Charter Review Commission; board member, Maryland Association of Counties, National Association of Black County Officials; chair, su

Why should voters elect you?

"My broad experience and accomplishments afford me the insights to tackle many of the historical and current issues that confront District 5."

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

"The most urgent problem facing District 5 is applying sound land use and economic development that revitalizes established communities and complements community infrastructure such as schools, roads/traffic and recreation. The incidents of crime and school overcrowding are symptoms of a lack of land development that operates outside of community needs for jobs, affordable housing and recreational programs. In District 5 more emphasis must be given to job creation, developing community assets and quality education. Targeted land use coupled with community-based infrastructure can address many community and district challenges."

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