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Eugene DeWitt Kinlow, Independent Candidate for
At-Large Councilmember in the
November 5, 2002, General Election
August 2002

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November 5, 2002

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Education Created a unique partnership with other interested parents to raise over $150,000 for Ward 3 and Ward 7's DC Public Schools; and successfully safeguarded the State Education Agency for Adult literacy at the University of the District of Columbia.

Healthcare Inserted the community's position into a bankruptcy proceeding to save Greater Southeast Community Hospital as part of a broad-based coalition.

Public Safety Catalyst for mobilizing citizens in far Southwest to increase police action, resulting in the shut down of an open air drug market.

The Environment Mobilized citizens to defeat private prison on national park land and supported efforts to rid the Anacostia River of millions of gallons of sewage.

Economic Development Marketed, wrote articles, and hosted tours to promote tourism. Also highlighted the benefits of tourism and gained community support for job creation, commercial, and residential development.

Obtained federal funding for the Farmers Market in Ward 8 in an effort to enhance nutrition, provide fresh produce, and support local growers.

Utilities Represented consumer's interest to ensure fair rates for Senior Citizens and fixed income residents.

Community Building Organized lobbying efforts of the community to defeat a proposal to create an unnecessary trash transfer station.

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Campaign Trail: Eugene Kinlow strongly believes that listening to everyday citizens is the key to unlocking a bright future for DC


A native Washingtonian, Eugene DeWitt Kinlow currently resides in the Bellevue section of Washington, DC. He lives in Ward 8 with his wife Tony Vidal Kinlow, an education activist, and his children, daughter Tiye (13), and son Eugene II (8).

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He obtained his BA from the University of the District of Columbia in Business Administration in 1987. He is a member of Covenant Baptist Church, a board member of the Anacostia Coordinating Council, and serves as the President of the Far SW Civic Association.

Mr. Kinlow served as a board member of the Washington East Foundation, is currently the Vice Chair of the Consumer Utility Board, and the Chair of the Advisory Board for Community Harvest. He serves as a trustee to the University of the District of Columbia and is a former trustee of the Committee of 100 on the Federal City. He was appointed by mayor Anthony Williams to the DC Commission for National and Community Service, the Mayor's Transit Oriented Development Taskforce, and is currently a member of the Mayor's Environmental Council.

He is currently a columnist and editorial advisory member on the East of the River Community Newspaper and a board member of the DC Heritage Tourism Coalition. He also raises money for the fight against AIDs as a member of the largest African American Cycling team in the country, and is a member of Leadership Washington's Class of 2002.

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Clean Up Detail: Eugene Kinlow oversees a much needed spruce-up for the abandoned Nicholas Avenue School.

Ever the advocate, Mr. Kinlow has a proven track record of speaking out on issues that affect the quality of life of the city's communities. He is a forceful advocate for equitable development for every one of Washington's neighborhoods. As your city councilman, Mr. Kinlow's leadership, energy, and community focus will cause policy leaders to address the issue of investment in marginalized communities more effectively.

As your city councilman, Mr. Kinlow's leadership, energy, and community focus will cause policy leaders to address the issue of investment in marginalized communities more effectively.

Currently, Mr. Kinlow is working on a book about the history of the east of the Anacostia River community in Washington, DC.

"I am running to make every neighborhood great! I want to ensure that every community has attractive and safe neighborhoods, effective schools, and affordable housing. I am running to build sustainable communities that have accessible shopping and options for recreation and entertainment. My campaign is about making a difference by expanding opportunity for our businesses, citizens, and their children."
Eugene Dewitt Kinlow


Building sustainable communities that are safe and provide needed services for residents

Expanding opportunity by investing in human capital and promoting equitable development

Supporting community self-determination

Transit oriented development to spur economic development and to import wealth into our communities

Give us a call at 202-544-3852, or visit us on the Web:

Kinlow for City Council
508 H Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Paid for by the Committee to Elect Eugene D. Kinlow, Juan Manuel Thompson, Treasurer

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