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Patterson Cleans Up on Endorsements
Washington, D.C., September 4, 2002 – Councilmember Kathy Patterson (D-Ward 3) has walked away with a broad and diverse array of endorsements in her re-election bid, reflecting her strong record of delivering results for Ward 3 residents in financial accountability, public safety, and government reform.
"I’m extremely gratified by the support I’ve received from groups all across the city," Patterson said. "I have the endorsement of D.C. firefighters and police officers; D.C. teachers and the Metropolitan Washington Labor Council/AFL-CIO; the Greater Washington Board of Trade and the D.C. Chamber of Commerce.
The Washington Post issued a glowing editorial ("Kathy Patterson on Sept. 10) in support of Patterson’s re-election on August 24, 2002, describing her as a "tested and most effective public leader." The Post added that, "It is hard to find a member of the council with a better understanding of a legislator's role and how government oversight should be performed … The council's Judiciary Committee under her leadership has become a first-class legislative panel."
The Northwest Current weighed in four days letter by "strongly" endorsing Patterson ("For Ward 3 Council," August 28, 2002), describing her as "far the better choice" and praising her leadership in the city’s financial recovery and for her tough oversight on public safety and other issues. "Ms. Patterson has balanced the competing demands of ward needs and District needs, the Current stated. We believe Ward 3 residents are best served by having someone in a position to exercise leadership on the pivotal citywide issues facing the District."
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