Ann C. Wilcox (STG)

Office Sought: D.C. Council

Occupation: Lawyer in solo practice, specializing in legal services, First Amendment and demonstration support.

Email Address: Ann1Wilcox@gmail.com

On the issues

What is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

Gentrification of neighborhoods represents great opportunities and challenges. Rising housing and rental prices, with loss of affordable housing, rising crime rates and the loss of mid-level jobs create a vacuum for D.C. residents, especially recent high school graduates. Need enhanced educational opportunities at all levels, including community college and job training. Must enforce laws requiring that D.C. residents are "first-hired," to ensure that D.C. residents have opportunities for gainful employment at a living wage. Local control and oversight of D.C. tax revenues will enhance ability of local leaders to address these problems. D.C. must have voting rights.

Why should voters elect you?

I have the professional background and over 30 years of experience in D.C. politics and community activities, to effectively represent all residents of the District.

Education

BA, history, Wittenberg Univ.; JD, Washington College of Law, American University.

Offices and Positions Held

Board member, D.C. Chapter National Lawyers Guild, 2008-present; chair, NLG Demonstration Support Committee, 2008-present; member, D.C. Statehood Green Party, 2004-09; past board member, Rachael's Women's Center, United Nations Association of National Capital Area; former elected member, D.C. Board of Ed., Ward 2, 1994-98; appointed member, D.C. Commission for Women, 1991-93.

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