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Paul Strauss, Democratic Candidate for
US (Shadow) Senator in the
September 10, 2002, Primary Election
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The citizens of Washington DC pay federal taxes. We serve our country in the military. But, we are denied that most basic of American rights: to be represented in Congress, the same Congress that can overturn our local laws and changes our local budget at a whim.

That's wrong. And it's why DC voters created the non-paid office of Shadow United States Senator to lobby the U.S. Senate on DC's behalf. Senator Paul Strauss fights for us when the District's fate is being debated in Congress.

Ever since we elected him 6 years ago, Paul Strauss has been standing up to a hostile Republican Congress to fight for our civil right - a tough job when DC's interests are constantly under attack.

Whenever the U.S. Senate debates issues affecting our city, Paul Strauss has been there---fighting for us.

On Tuesday, September 10, 2002 Vote to Re-elect
Senator Paul Strauss in the Democratic Primary.

For more information call: (202) 220-3100
Or e-mail:

Paid for by the Committee to Re-Elect U.S. Senator Paul Strauss, Richard J. Bianco Treasurer. A copy of our report is on file with the Office of Campaign Finance

About Paul Strauss
Paul Strauss is serving his first term as D.C. Shadow Senator. As a non-voting representative to the U.S. Senate, Strauss lobbies the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives on behalf of the citizens of D.C. in their attempt to gain full Federal representation, self-determination, and eventually admittance to the union as the nation's 51st state. The Senator also works closely with our non-voting Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, the Mayor and the D.C. Council members to advance the interest of local residents on Federal issues.
Prior to being elected Senator in 1996, Paul served in several locally elected government positions. His elected positions include at-large member of the D.C. Democratic State Committee, Chairperson of the Democratic Party's D.C. Statehood Committee, Chairperson of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3E, and Chairperson of Neighborhood Planning Council #3. Paul was first elected the ANC in 1986. In 1987, he because the youngest ANC chairperson and served as an ANC Commissioner until 1996.
The Senator has worked as a Legislative Assistant to the D.C. Council's Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, and as a Union Organizer for Hotel and Restaurant Employee's Local 25. He has been an adjunct professor of Political Science at the American University Department of Government.
Paul Strauss has been a resident of the District of Columbia since 1982. He currently serves as an attorney member and panel chairperson on the Board of Real Property Assessment and Appeals for the District of Columbia, and as President of the Northwest Youth Alliance, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides job opportunities to D.C. youth. Paul has a bachelor's degree from American University School of Government and Public Administration, and a Juris Doctorate from A.U.'s Washington College of Law.
He presently lives in Northwest DC with his wife, Kathy, and daughters Abigail and Samantha.
Paul Strauss has been endorsed by:
The Washington Teacher's Union - DC Metro Central Labor Council AFL-CIO - The Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, and many others.....

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