Michael Andrew Monroe (R)

Age: 25

Residence: Northwest Washington.

Education: BA, electronic journalism, James Madison University.

Occupation: Marketing director, Chef Geoff's Restaurants; president, Mikemon International.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, All Saints Church; member, D.C. Republican Committee; member, Gonzaga Eagle Club; member, St. Andrew's Society; elected class

representative, James Madison University.

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

"We spend too much time on the problems and not enough on the solutions. The solution is replacing Norton with a forward-looking Republican congressman who will work with the Republican majority to pass legislation to bring the District into mainstream America. Do you really like having to defend living in D.C.? There is much work to be done. Vote Monroe for a better way of life. I'll be a proactive legislator working to get us our voting rights, lower taxes to increase small-business growth, increase education and job opportunities and create programs to stop the violence."

Why should voters elect you?

"Elect Monroe to do something, not to be something. Send your native son to Congress. We can be that shining city on the hill."

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Eleanor Holmes Norton (D)*

Age: 67

Residence: Capitol Hill.

Education: BA, history, Antioch College; MA, American studies, and JD, Yale University.

Occupation: Member, U.S. House of Representatives.

Elected offices/civic activities: D.C. delegate, 1990-present.

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

"Most urgent are federally imposed economic and political burdens: 1. a dangerous structural budget imbalance we cannot continue to shoulder with the nation's highest taxes and debt, shortchanging critical local needs, especially schools; 2. unilateral security actions that cripple our economy; 3. denial of budget and legislative autonomy, imposing large extra costs on local government and endangering lives and public safety (examples: needle exchange riders despite our AIDS epidemic; attempts to repeal D.C. gun safety laws); and 4. denial of congressional voting representation, particularly in the Senate, where many of these issues could be solved through senatorial deference."

Why should voters elect you?

"I run a record of relentlessly and successfully fighting for residents. Examples: 50 percent increase in our college tuition program; twice saving our gun laws."

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