Yvette M. Alexander (Democrat, incumbent)

Office Sought: D.C. Council

Occupation: Council member, Ward 7.

Email Address: yalexander@dccouncil.us

Website: http://www.yvettealexanderforward7.com

On the issues

What is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

Unemployment is the most serious problem facing Ward 7. With the Department of Employment services headquarters now in Ward 7, job training and job opportunities are more available than ever. In addition, significant private development throughout the ward will spur additional job opportunities. Also, there is significant planning to bring the community college to Ward 7 to enhance skill and job training.

Why should voters elect you?

Having brought significant public dollars to the ward and provided strong representation of the residents, the demonstrated progress should be continued.

Education

BA, marketing, Howard University; graduate studies course work, Trinity University.

Offices and Positions Held

Ward 7 elected representative, DC Democratic State Committee (DCDSC), 1998-2008; corresponding sec., DCDSC, 2002-06; exec. committee, DCDSC, 2002-06; Ward 7, chair, voter education and registration, 1998-2002; mbr., Penn Branch Citizens Civic Assoc.; mbr., Hillcrest Civic Assoc.; mbr., Friends of the Francis Gregory Library; past advisory board mbr., Hillcrest Recreation Center; board mbr., Wash. Tennis and Educ. Found.;

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