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Pat Fletcher

Pat Fletcher

Office Sought: Prince George's County Board of Education, District 3
Age: 56
Residence: Landover.
Education: Some college, no degree.
Occupation: Former staff representative, AFSCME Council 67; former employee, St. Elizabeths Hospital, D.C. Department of Mental Health.
Web site: None given.
E-mail address: shrinkingmind@yahoo.com

Elected offices/civic activities:

Treasurer, Prince George's Democratic Central Committee, District 24; first vice president, G. James Gholson Middle School PTSA; president, Kentland/Columbia Park Boys & Girls Club.

Why should voters elect you?

"Voters should elect me because I am working to bring Prince George's students to understand excellence is a standard, not a goal."

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

"The most urgent problem facing my jurisdiction is education. There are many other problems facing our community, but all problems seem to go back to education. If we invest more in our youth, they will be less inclined to turn to the streets. This would lower the crime, truancy and discipline problems. Also, there is a lack of communication between all the stakeholders — the parents, the county executive, the County Council, community groups and businesses, churches and the students themselves. We have the commitment of 45 (primary election) candidates to ensure that our children receive the education they deserve."

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