The Oct. 31 District Extra Voters Guide listed an incorrect Web address for at-large D.C. Council candidate A.D. Tony' Dominguez (I). The address is www.dominguez4DC.com. (Published 11/2/02)

Michele Tingling-Clemmons (SG)

Age: 51

Residence: Benning Heights.

Education: BA, Wellesley College; graduate courses, City College of New York and University of the District of Columbia.

Occupation: Consultant.

Elected offices/civic activities: Former D.C. state director, Special Nutrition and Commodities Distribution Program; Board member, past secretary, Capital Area Food Bank; founding board member, National Welfare Rights Union; member, Banneker Senior High School and Stuart Hobson Middle School PTAs; UAW Local 2320 shop steward, Food Research and Action Center's Employees Association; National Organization of Legal Services Workers; co-chair, D.C. Health Equal Access League; co-founder/newsletter editor, George Washington Carver Tenants Association.

Why should the voters elect you?

"Voters should elect me because my experiences and successes as parent and stepparent, union shop steward, housing organizer and health care activist, city manager, occupational and environmental health organizer and lifelong advocate for justice and peace offer assurance of my qualifications, compassion, commitment and willingness to serve them and their interests. I will work with citizens to get the government we deserve, better than our present one, and have proven I will raise the people's concerns, represent their interests and will not forget our poor, low-income, children or seniors, regardless of pressures -- threats, payoffs -- to do otherwise."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"As daughter of a public school teacher and judge, and judge's sister, I understand public service as a public trust and won't violate yours."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

Mirico5@aol.com

Chris Ray (I)

Did not respond.

Ahmad Braxton-Jones (I)

Age: 28

Residence: Capitol Hill.

Education: Allen University, 1996-97; B.A. sociology/government and politics, University of Maryland, 1998-2002.

Occupation: Public policy advocate, motivational speaker; president, Together Healing Under God Life Association.

Elected offices/civic activities: Interned with Ward 5 council member Vincent B. Orange Sr.; conducted 2000 Social Awareness Forum at the University of Maryland and 2002 Youth Political Seminar for National Congress of Black Women; organized 2002 Together Healing Under God Life Walk on Washington; held over 500 street political meetings, educating more than 2,000 youths about democracy while registering over 1,300 people to vote, summer 2002.

Why should the voters elect you?

"Leadership. I will provide leadership that is needed to lighten the financial burden of our government, increase educational standards and ensure revitalization that will benefit all District residents. Leadership is absent in our city, thereby allowing rappers, music videos, basketball players and pop culture to have more influence than our elected officials and the democratic government that is designed to provide life, liberty and justice. I will truly represent the diverse communities I serve by mobilizing our youth and incorporating progressive and innovative legislation. Change equals a new approach."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"I was incarcerated for two years, bartended in Georgetown, studied in South Africa, and I am victim of misplaced values that plague many urban youth."

Web site:

abjones2002.com

E-mail address:

abjspeak@yahoo.com

Kweku Toure (I)

Age: 36

Residence: Petworth.

Education: Virginia State University, 1989.

Occupation: Former manager, Vocational Opportunities Training, Education and Employment unit, community relations specialist, D.C. Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency.

Elected offices/civic activities: President, Woodridge Edison Elementary Parent Advisory Committee 2000-02; co-chair and co-founder, Petworth Neighborhood Civic Association, 1995-2000.

Why should the voters elect you?

"I have demonstrated throughout my work history with the District and federal governments on a micro level the capacity of creating resources for residents. I have utilized these resources to enhance residents' lives in various areas, i.e., crisis counseling, employment, providing critical information on how to get shelter, providing youth enrichment programs, and small business development, to name a few. I am convinced that as a councilman, I can enhance the lives of residents on a macro level due my to in-depth knowledge of the city's agencies and address where the critical gaps exist."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"I am a supporter of D.C. statehood, affordable health care, lowering the cost of prescription medicines for seniors, vocational education and drug treament over jail."

Web site:

www.votetoure.com

E-mail address:

votetoure@mindspring.com

A. D. 'Tony' Dominguez (I)

Age: 48

Residence: Columbia Heights.

Education: BA, criminology, BA, justice administration, University of Puerto Rico, 1981; ROTC, Sacred Heart University, Puerto Rico, 1977-81.

Occupation: Child Support Enforcement, Commonwealth of Virginia.

Elected offices/civic activities: Volunteer for several faith-based charity organizations in the metropolitan area.

Why should the voters elect you?

"Because government is too important to be left to the lawyers and professional politicians. In these troubled times, we need more people in politics who have raised a family, paid their taxes and shuffled down the streets looking for a job. I seek the council office for a single purpose -- to build a better city. It is that simple and that big! I would work for jobs in the private sector to get our economy moving and for strong family and community values. This election is about the beliefs we share, the values we honor, the principles we hold dear."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"Over 19 years of combined public service for the District of Columbia (corrections and police departments). Former U.S. Army lieutenant. Twelve years active military duty."

Web site:

www. dominguezfordc. com

E-mail address:

DOMINGUEZ4DC@AOL.COM

David A. Catania* (R)

Age: 34

Residence: Sheridan-Kalorama.

Education: BS, Georgetown University; JD, Georgetown University Law Center.

Occupation: Lawyer; senior counsel, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld.

Elected offices/civic activities: At-large member, D.C. Council, 1997-present; member, board of directors, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 1999-present; chairman, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1D, 1997.

Why should the voters elect you?

"I am extremely hopeful about the future of our city. Over the past few years, we have made a lot of progress in helping the District become a better place to live and work. Since joining the council in 1997, I have worked hard to find practical solutions to our long-standing challenges. Among other matters, my initiatives have resulted in greater tax parity with surrounding jurisdictions, improved access to substance abuse treatment, expanded public transportation services, elevated the focus on women's health, assisted the growth of technology companies, provided meaningful adoption incentives and encouraged greater homeownership."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"I value hard work and honesty. I care deeply about creating real opportunities for our residents and restoring trust in our government."

Web site:

www.davidcatania.com

E-mail address:

david@davidcatania.com

Phil Mendelson* (D)

Age: 49

Residence: McLean Gardens/Cathedral Heights.

Education: BA, American University.

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

Elected offices/civic activities: Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, 1979-98; officer of numerous civic associations before 1998 election to the D.C. Council, including Committee of 100 on the Federal City, McLean Gardens Condominium board of directors; ANC Assembly. Worked 1989-96 on the staff at the council, including for the late Dave Clarke.

Why should the voters elect you?

"Because I share your values for a better city. I don't just talk issues; I have a record. Affordable housing: I introduced the law that caps real property tax increases, led the fight (with AARP) against predatory lenders and have consistently voted funds to help low-income residents. Schools: I visit them and then demand improvements. It's my amendment that will set aside and protect $500 million for local schools next year. Neighborhoods: As a former ANC commissioner, I know quality-of-life issues. I listen to residents, and we work together for strong neighborhoods across the city."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"My wife, Connie, and I adopted our daughter, Adelaide, two years ago; she was 1 day old. We plan to educate her in public schools."

Web site:

www.ReElectPhil.com

E-mail address:

ReElectPhil@aol.com

Eugene Dewitt Kinlow (I)

Age: 40

Residence: Bellevue.

Education: University of Pittsburgh, 1979-81; BS, business administration, University of the District of Columbia, 1987.

Occupation: Consultant.

Elected offices/civic activities: President, Far Southwest Civic Association; trustee, University of the District of Columbia; vice chair, Consumer Utility Board; commissioner, D.C. Commission for National and Community Service; former trustee, Committee of 100 on the Federal City.

Why should the voters elect you?

"Voters should elect me because I have a proven track record and success in 'making every neighborhood great.' I am a coalition builder who has successfully fought for adequate funding for our public schools, better community policing, a healthy environment, greater citizen access to goods and services, better marketing of D.C.'s forgotten communities, community self-determination, workers' rights and investment in people and communities. My vision is to rebuild our city with old-fashioned values by making every neighborhood safe, attractive and affordable for our seniors and providing greater access to shopping, recreation and entertainment for our diverse population."

What would you like the voters to know about you?

"As a native Washingtonian, I believe that short-term investments in building community capacity for residents will yield greater positive outcomes for long-term neighborhood sustainability."

Web site:

kinlowforcouncil.org

E-mail address:

eugene@kinlowforcouncil.org