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Melvin Bernard Johnson

Office Sought: Prince George's County Council District 3
Age: 53
Residence: Lanham-Seabrook.
Education: AA, marketing/retail, BS, accounting, Strayer Univ.; certificate, real estate and const., PG Comm. Coll.
Occupation: Vice president, JADSC LLC.
Web site: www.melvin.politicalgateway.com
E-mail address: melvinjohnson20706@yahoo.com

Elected offices/civic activities:
Director, Social Awareness for Everyone; football field supervisor, Prince George's County Boys and Girls Clubs; member, Prince George's County Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors; past board member, Mitchellville Community School of the Arts; past reading tutor, Prince George's Literacy Council; past basketball official, International Association of Basketball Officials; volunteer, Jericho Christian Academy.

Why should voters elect you?
"The leadership, skills and experience I've acquired in the military, the private/nonprofit sectors coupled with an accounting education enable me to effectively lead the district positively."

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?
"The most urgent problem is peace of mind for the citizens. Crime, traffic, utility cost increases, high taxes, low minimum wages, the quality of public education and the affordable-housing shortage need to be effectively managed. The tone and attitudes of our youth need a positive adjustment. Proper vision, coupled with a relaxed sense of focused urgency exercised by the municipal, county and state elected officials will bring about positive adjustments to ensure peace of mind to the citizens of District 3. The county will benefit with the constant and vigilant improvement of each area of concern in each district."

-- The Washington Post

Back to the race: Prince George's County Council District 3

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