Phil Mendelson (Democrat)

Office Sought: D.C. Council Chairman

Occupation: Chairman, Council of the District of Columbia

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On the issues

What is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

Restoring citizens' trust in their local government. To do so, I must lead by example, as well as support measures that ensure accountability.

Why should voters elect you?

I am an experienced member of the council, I have the ability to lead it. I am ethical and I care deeply about the city.


BA, political science, the American University.

Offices and Positions Held

Vice chairman, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments; past president, Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations; chairman, Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee; past chairman, National Capital Transportation Planning Board; life member, Committee of 100 on the Federal City; formerly 20-year Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC 3C).

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