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|3 September 2002
And Why I Am
A Better Choice
William Edward Hunt
CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR
OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
I am a native of Greenville, Alabama, the heart of
WHY I LOVE DC AND WANT TO BE YOUR MAYOR
I love DC because of its climate, its southern flavored culture, its
diversity as a world capitol, a place where I have made my new home. D.C.
has everything as a rich city. I want to share my passion for development,
international experience, feeling for people, leadership, and of course my
vision. After speaking to the people of DC on all four sides of the city
about the city, what is missing as a common thread, what DC wants, why DC
is not happy as an economy, uniformly, then I saw the answer. The answer
to the question or the unease voters are expressing came from two youthful
DC residents who both signed my nomination petition for Mayor of DC in
Brentwood section of the city, N.E., R.I. Avenue. The male signer is 24
years in age. He asked me to help him find a good paying job so that he
could have the type of life he preferred living in DC. His woman friend
expressed agreement with him as well as her views about the importance of
having good paying jobs at the beginning.
I wanted the two to be here with us tonight.
His name is John Robert Woodson, age 24.
Her name is Jennifer Elizabeth Davidson, age 23.
John said to me that I want to vote for you so that I can have a future
here and a good paying job. I want to prosper in D.C. and remain here as
my home. "I want to own my own home and have a good paying job to pay
for 'it'" he said. Now what fm seeing as ingredients to employ as an
operative rule to completely turn the city around for the good of all of
D.C. people is why not as your Mayor Candidate can we not afford to see
this great young many have a life, home, good paying job, shared time with
loved one, a life and time like young men and young women who are showing
promise whom I have also spoken with in the Connecticut Avenue, Dupont
Circle sector of Northwest duplicate a Dupont Circle life style of
opportunity on H Street, N.E.? As a leader, one must see how the
mathematic of opportunity must start to span our whole city so Washington
can have a future secured by our strong collective purpose.
John and Jennifer's desire and energy to get started on legs leading to
economic prosperity is deserving for the two of them as well as must be
promised by our leadership and vision for all young people of Washington,
As a candidate to be your Mayor, I can see provided opportunity to a
John and Jennifer, setting that right direction perhaps up to a new $1
billion in neighborhood development never reached by previous city
John and Jennifer's story is told 10,000 times across D.C. proper about
what D.C. ought to be and become as a capitol of opportunity for everyday.
It is time for leadership.
DC AND FEDERAL ASSISTANCE PACKAGE
DC deserves massive assistance to account for federal under-funding to a
city without federal voting representation benefits. And if DC accepts
about $4 billion of needed funding from the Federal government to help
rebuild all of the roads, sidewalks, fix all of D.C. schools, build great
homes, pay teachers and public safety officers more money for higher
performance such measure as this help from the Federal government and the
$1 billion private investments in our neighborhoods untouched by
prosperity yet, would help DC become "the Shining City on the
Hill." And world capital renewed.
So this campaign is about what actual place we can give this youth or
his counterpart in DC's future and the vision of the city for the next
So the campaign is about vision, leadership, international experience,
human growth possibilities, tremendous growth and opportunity in all of a
great city like Washington, D.C.
All I can say in conclusion and in truth is that if elected as your
Mayor, I would do a great job as well as guarantee the success of the
creation of 10,000 good paying jobs for D.C. and new friends like John and