Carol Schwartz (R)

Age: 58

Residence: Adams Morgan.

Education: BS, special and elementary education, University of Texas, 1965.

Occupation: At-large member, D.C. Council.

Elected offices/civic activities: At-large member, D.C. Council; chair, Committee on Public Works and the Environment; member, D.C. Board of Education, 1974-82, and vice president, 1977-80; member, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 1987-88 and 1997-present; chair, 2001-02. Board member, Whitman-Walker Clinic, 1988-present; board member, Metropolitan Police Boys and Girls Clubs, 1981-present, (first female president, 1994-96).

Why should the voters elect you?

"I love this city, my hometown for 37 years, and have shown an unfaltering commitment to all its people. I have remained fully engaged and responsive throughout my elected years; I can attract good people to government, people who want to serve; I have demonstrated the leadership necessary to guide this city; I bring a history of standing up for the issues; I bring strong ethical principles and an intolerance of those who don't; I bring open-mindedness and compassion. I bring seriousness, optimism and humor; I bring accessibility, straightforwardness and the courage to tackle the challenges we face."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"I play a mean game of Ping-Pong, and welcome any challengers."

Web site:

www.carolschwartzformayor.org

E-mail address:

carol.schwartz@ carolschwartzformayor.org

Steve Donkin (SG)

Age: 41

Residence: Shaw.

Education: BS, Berry College; MS, PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Occupation: Consultant, educator.

Elected offices/civic activities: Steering committee, D.C. Statehood Green Party; numerous civic activities related to public education, affordable housing, health care, environmental health and stewardship, social services and D.C. democracy and statehood.

Why should the voters elect you?

"My administration will restructure the priorities of our government to place the needs of residents above those of corporate special interests. From the giveaways of public funds for a Grand Prix auto race, billionaire's baseball stadium, and failed Olympics bid to Mayor Williams's misdirection of funds that forced the closure of our public hospital, to threatened cuts in public school and human services budgets, to recent moves in council shifting the costs of water use by downtown office buildings to the city's residents, we've seen both Democrats and Republicans selling out D.C.'s most vulnerable for too long."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"My platform reflects that of the Statehood Green Party (www.dcstatehoodgreen.org), which puts human need before corporate greed. As mayor, I'll promote activism among citizens."

Web site:

www.401M.d2g.com/~sdonkin/

E-mail address:

sdonkin@smart.net

Anthony 'Tony' Williams* (D)

Age: 51

Residence: Foggy Bottom.

Education: BA, political science, magna cum laude , Yale University, 1982; MA, public policy, Harvard University, 1987; JD, Harvard Law School, 1987.

Occupation: Mayor, District of Columbia.

Elected offices/civic activities: Mayor, District of Columbia; chief financial officer, District of Columbia, 1995-98; chief financial officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture; deputy state comptroller, Connecticut; executive director, Community Development Agency, St. Louis.

Why should the voters elect you?

"We've come a long way in four years. Working families have moved into thousands of new homes, and thousands more children have safe day care. Teachers received raises, and our kids have more safe places to go. We're rebuilding recreation centers and bringing new shops, jobs and businesses to neighborhoods. We added more trash trucks, street cleaners, and snowplows to the fleet. We've turned around years of financial mismanagement, making our city financially secure. I am committed to providing even higher levels of service and improving the quality of life for our underserved citizens."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"I am a proud Washingtonian, deeply committed to making this city better for everyone and achieving the goal of One City, One Future."

Web site:

www.williamsformayor.org

E-mail address:

campaign@williamsformayor.org

Tricia Kinch (I)

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Sam Manuel (SW)

Age: 53

Residence: Brightwood.

Education: Georgia State University.

Occupation: Garment and textile worker, Lion Brothers.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees; longtime activist in black rights, labor and socialist movements and against the closing of D.C. General Hospital. Helped build solidarity with workers' struggles, walking picket lines with workers on strike. Worked with black farmers fighting discrimination and active in protests against police brutality. Marched in support of the Palestinian struggle for self-determination and in opposition to the imperialist war drive against Iraq.

Why should the voters elect you?

"The economic and social crisis faced by working people in this city and throughout the world is a result of the dog-eat-dog capitalist system. My campaign offers a fighting alternative to the twin parties of imperialist war and economic depression, the Democrats and Republicans, who will organize the next round of assaults on behalf of the bosses. My campaign offers a revolutionary program to unite working people around the world in a common struggle that can take on and defeat our common enemy, the super wealthy U.S. ruling class, and form a workers and farmers government."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"The socialist program calls for jobs for all though a shorter work week with no cut in pay and a massive program of public works."

Web site:

www.themilitant.com

E-mail address:

dc-swp@starpower.com