Marion Barry Jr., a 42-year-old Democrat first became an at-large member of the City Council in 1974, and was reelected in 1976. He was president of the D.C. Board of Education from 1972 to 1974, cofounder and executive director of Pride, Inc., a nonprofit organization geared toward developing small businesses and providing job training for low income residents. He also has been national chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and director of its Washington office and a former member of the mayor's Economic Development Committee and the D.C Health and Welfare Council. He lives at 1236 E St. NE. Maultsby
Dorothy M. Maultsby, 51, a Democrat, is a retired senior management analyst. She is first vice chairwoman of ANC 4B and the representative from SMD 4BII. She also is a member of the board of directors of the Stodard Baptist Home and a member of the D.C. Democratic Women's Club. She has been a mathematical technician for the Navy, associate director of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, special assistant to the Director of Operations, United Planning Organization, and an administrative officer and chief for Internal Management at the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. She lives at 214 Oneida St. NE. Ray
John Lamar Ray, a 35-year-old Democrat, has withdrawn from the mayor's race. However, because of his late withdrawal his name will appear on the Democratic primary ballot. Ray, of 138 C St. NE, is an attorney who has worked for the government and as a private lawyer. He has been a law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals, counsel of the Senate Antitrust and Monopoly Subcommittee and has worked in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Justice Department Tucker
Sterling Tucker, 54, of 6505 16th St. NW, is City Council chairman. He is a Democrat. Tucker also has been vice chairman of the appointed City Council, executive director of the Washington Urban League, director of field services for the National Urban League, national coordinator of the 1968 Poor People's Campaign, consultant to the War on Poverty Program, the Peace Corps and the White House Committee on Juvenile Delinquency. He has been chairman of the Metro board and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and president of the D.C. Coalition for Self-Determination Washington
Walter E. Washington, 63, is a career public housing official and was executive director of the National Capital Housing Authority and chairman of the New York City Public Housing Authority before President Lyndon Johnson nominated him as the first mayor-commissioner of the reorganized District government in 1967. President Richard M. Nixon reappointed Washington to consecutive terms as mayor in 1969 and 1973. In 1975, Washington became the first elected mayor of the District since 1871. He is a graduate of Howard University Law School and has received numerous awards for leadership in his post as mayor. He lives at 408 T St. NW. Republican Champion
Jackson R. Champion is a 55-year-old Republican and a publisher. As a presidential appointee of President Richard M. Nixon, he served on the Board of Vocational Education of the District of Columbia.He was later elected to the board of directors of the Association of Community College Trustees. Champion was the unsuccessful Republican candidate for mayor in 1974, a race in which he was endorsed by the Capitol City Republican Club. He resides at 607 4th St. SW Fletcher
Art Fletcher, 53, a Republican, owns and operates Arthur A. Fletcher and Associates, a management consultant business. He was President Gerald R. Ford's deputy assistant for Urban Affairs, an assistant secretary for Employment Standards at the U.S. Labor Department, a member of the U.S. delegation to the 26th session of the United Nations General Assembly, director of the Higher Horizons Project of Pasco, Wash., and executive director of the United Negro College Fund. Fletcher lives at 516 G St. SW. U.S. Labor Pennington
Susan Pennington, 35, is a legislative writer and has been involved in District politics for eight years. She is a member of the U.S. Labor Party. She has been a legislative consultant for the Health and Welfare Council of the National Capital Area and was involved in a campaign against changes in the District welfare system. In her job, she says, she has had "extensive experience in working with Congress." She lives at 1650 Harvard St. NW.