Jack Evans (D)*

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Age: 51

Residence: Georgetown.

Education: BS, economics, University of Pennsylvania; JD, University of Pittsburgh.

Occupation: Member and chair pro tem, D.C. Council.

Elected offices/civic activities: Ward 2 council member, 1991-present, chairman, council Committee on Finance and Revenue, former chairman, council Committee on the Judiciary; Dupont Circle advisory neighborhood commissioner and chairman, 1989-90;

member, Blagden Alley Association, Logan Circle Community Association, Dupont Circle Citizens Association, Sheridan Kalorama/Friends of Mitchell Park, Foggy Bottom Neighborhood Association, Citizens Association of Georgetown, Burleith Citizens Association, Sierra Club Washington chapter and ACLU National Capital Area chapter.

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

"Increasing affordable housing and neighborhood growth, further reducing the crime rate, ensuring D.C.'s continued fiscal recovery, finding a dedicated funding source for Metro and improving the government's delivery of basic residential services are all urgent issues. However, reform of the D.C. public school system is most critical, since it will be the determining factor of our future success. I have been outspoken on increasing accountability and introducing radical reforms and will continue to do so, since we must fix this problem if we hope to continue D.C.'s renaissance."

Why should voters elect you?

"I have led efforts to reform D.C. government's once disastrous budget and am a tireless advocate for improving delivery of city services to residents."

Web site:

www.evans2004.com

E-mail address:

jack@evans2004.com

Jay Houston Marx (STG)

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Age: 34

Residence: Shaw.

Education: BA, history, Colorado College.

Occupation: Administrative consultant.

Elected offices/civic activities: Steering committee member, D.C. Statehood Green Party; secretary, Friends of Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library; writing and soccer coach, D.C. Scores Youth Development Program; volunteer, Chain Reaction Youth Bike Shop; member, D.C. Anti-War Network; co-founder, National Peace Lobby.

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

"There is too much wrong with D.C. to fit into 100 words. Redevelopment of downtown D.C. is ground zero for many key issues Ward 2 faces: sustainability, affordable housing, transportation and security. In the eastern half, the urgent challenge is gentrification -- fostering development without displacement and ensuring that longtime residents can afford to remain in a neighborhood that has become so expensive. D.C. without full political equality is a cancer on American democracy. Do we want true equality or more Republicrat lip service? Two senators, a vote in the House and the autonomy other Americans take for granted -- nothing less."

Why should voters elect you?

"Genuine democracy begins at home. Poverty equals violence. I will end low expectations and malign neglect. Let's have fun and justice for all. Free D.C.!"

Web site:

www.remarx.info

E-mail address:

jaymarx@dcstatehoodgreen.org

Jesse James Price Sr. (R)

Age: 59

Residence: Shaw.

Education: BS, electrical engineering, Howard University; completed graduate course work in health services administration, Strayer University.

Occupation: Graduate student, Strayer University.

Elected offices/civic activities: Former member, 14th Street Project Action Committee, Land Redevelopment; have completed 10,000 hours of community service.

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

"Housing."

Why should voters elect you?

"Clear choice."

Web site:

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E-mail address:

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