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Pete Ross, Democratic Candidate for United States (Shadow) Senator in the
September 10, 2002, Primary
Campaign Announcement
May 10, 2002

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Campaign Headquarters
1712 Surrey Lane, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 607-0000
(202) 246-0000- CELL
(202) 338-9240 - HOME
(202) 544-5445 - FAX

10 May 2002

Dear Neighbor,

I am writing to introduce myself to you as a candidate for the position of United States Senator for the District of Columbia.

First, I would like to tell you about my family and myself. My wife, Marsha, and I purchased our home here in Washington, DC in 1974 when I was a lieutenant in the US Army Ordnance Corps. After leaving the military as a Captain, we moved into our home in June 1976, where we have lived for the last 26 years. We have 5 boys, Steven 26, Robbie 24, David 23, Jeffrey 21, and Marc 17. I own and operate a furniture manufacturing business located in northeast Washington, DC.

My reason for running for office is that I feel very strongly that we citizens of Washington, DC, have not been aggressively fighting for full voting rights in Congress. Residents know that we do not have a voice in decisions that impact our neighborhoods and quality of life because we do not have voting representation in either house of Congress. I want to change that. My motto is EQUALITY FOR DC RESIDENTS. Washington, DC, needs a Senator who is willing to fight aggressively for full voting rights in Congress. This should include taking a lead in organizing demonstrations here in the District of Columbia to make the rest of the country aware that Washington, DC, residents do not have full citizenship as they do. We must stop the injustice that Washington, DC residents suffer in being the only US citizens that pay federal taxes but do not have voting representatives in Congress. As Washington's Senator, I will be a committed, highly vocal representative of your interests among the voting members of the United States Congress.

I am a strong community activist. Currently, I am the president of the Foxhall Citizens Community Association (FCCA) of which I have been a member for the past 25 years. Our association aggressively pushes the DC government to provide the services to our community that our taxes help to finance. Through the collective effort of our community association, our neighborhood is actively addressing traffic congestion, surface repaying, residential parking problems, and the challenges of air traffic noise.

I also serve on the Speakers Bureau for DC Vote (, advocating full representation in Congress for the people of Washington, DC.

Please call me at 202-607-0000 or visit my web site,,  if you also believe that you need a Senator to represent you who will take a more proactive approach to obtaining full EQUALITY FOR DC RESIDENTS.

Sincerely yours,

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