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Mayor Endorses Kathy’s Re-election:
"Now is the time to keep experienced leadership"
Washington D.C. – September 6, 2002 – In a show of unity among
Democratic elected officials, Mayor Anthony Williams, Council Chairman
Linda Cropp, Ward 3 Councilmember Kathy Patterson and other Councilmembers
urged voters Tuesday to re-elect incumbents who have moved the District
forward over the last four years.
Mayor Williams, in announcing support for Patterson’s re-election,
praised her independence and Council oversight as chair of the Committee
on the Judiciary. "Now is the time to keep experienced
leadership," Williams said.
Patterson noted her support for the mayor four years ago, and
underscored the difficult financial times ahead as the District responds
to the national economic downturn and resulting loss of revenue.
At a press conference on Freedom Plaza, with the renovated John Wilson
Building as the backdrop, Chairman Cropp introduced nine Democratic
Councilmembers who each voiced support for Mayor Williams, including Ward
7 Councilmember Kevin Chavous who introduced Mayor Williams. Absent were
the Council’s two Republicans, David Catania and Carol Schwartz, and
Ward 8 Councilmember Sandy Allen, who has endorsed Williams’ opponent.