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Phil Mendelson, Democratic Candidate for
At-Large Councilmember in the
September 10, 2002 Primary
August 2002

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Phil Mendelson Is working to Improve DC

  • Education: Phil has supported a 38% increase in DCPS funding since 1999. His legislation for FY2003 protects the money budgeted for local schools. Phil's surprise inspections of DCPS facilities have led to improved services for students. Teachers endorse Phil's re-election.
  • Affordable Housing and Tenants' Rights: Phil co-sponsored legislation to fully fund the Affordable Housing Production Trust Fund and initiated the extension of rent-control. "Phil is a champion for affordable housing. He's been with us consistently." Jim Dickerson, Founder & Chairman, Manna Inc.
  • Environment: Phil is a leader in the effort to improve air quality and eliminate unhealthy Code Red days. He pushed WMATA to purchase natural gas buses. Phil fights for better water quality. His legislation to increase tree coverage will safeguard endangered urban trees for generations to come. The Sierra Club endorses Phil.
  • Good Government and City Services: Phil believes in a DC that can and must deliver reliable services. His legislation requires troubled agencies to develop realistic spending plans and to bear the costs of mismanagement.

Re-Elect Phil Mendelson!
September 10th*Democratic Primary

Phil Mendelson with children photo

“Mendelson's strenghts:
Community involvement and attention to detail.”

The City Paper, 6/28/02

Phil Mendelson
“does his homework, puts in long hours and makes a valiant effort to get around the city. He's well liked, too.”

The Washington Post, 2/17/01

I pledge to work for a DC that holds a bright future for every citizen.

That's what I've been doing, and that's what I'll continue to do.


Labor Unions Endorse Phil: AFGE, AFSCME, Metropolitan Labor Council AFL-CIO, Firefighters Local 36, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Food and Allied Service Trades, (FAST), Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees (HERE), Washington Teachers Union, Teamsters, Building and Construction Trades Council.

For more information, visit
or call the campaign at 966-1485

Paid for by “Mendelson for Council 2002,” Helen Epps, Treasurer; Bill Lightfoot, Chairman
3871 Newark St., NW, Washington, DC 20016

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