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Anthony A. Williams, Democratic Candidate for
Mayor in the 
September 10, 2002, Primary Election
Campaign Statement
Mid-August 2002

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Dear friend,

I want to take this opportunity to personally apologize to you for the poor judgment and inexcusable actions of my early campaign organization. I take full responsibility for the mistakes that were made. In no way do I condone or excuse any unethical or illegal actions.

I've changed the leadership of my campaign and I am running an aggressive campaign as a write-in candidate in the Democratic primary. Between now and then. I hope to once again prove to you how committed I am to serving the people of this great city and how hard I will work for you as Mayor. I appreciate the faith and trust in me that led people from all across the city to draft me to run for Mayor in 1998. I hold that trust sacred. I want you to judge me by what I deliver on your behalf. 

As a life-long Democrat, my values and beliefs are rooted in the Democratic Party. I have governed as a Democratic mayor. anti I am proud to be a part of a city with such a strong identification in our party. I am taking my message to every street and every voter in the District. I will ask for the support of every person, in every neighborhood, in every Ward. I will remind people of the basics of democracy - the opportunity to participate, educate and vote.

I need your help and support. The District has come a a long way in the past four years. We've helped 12,000 working families into affordable homes and have provided safe day care for 9,000 additional children. We raised teacher salaries so our children learn from the best aril helped give thousands of kids a safe place to go in our neighborhoods after school. In every Ward, we arc re-building recreation facilities Banneker, Takoma, Turkey Thicket. We opened a Home Depot at the Rhode Island Avenue Shopping Center, the first in Northeast in more than 20 years. and are bringing sit-down restaurants, stores, jobs arid local businesses to Columbia Heights, Georgia Avenue, H Street, Pennsylvania Avenue East and Anacostia. We've balanced our books, improved our credit rating and added more trash trucks, street cleansers, and snow plows in cur neighborhoods. The city is working again.

Our accomplishments provide a solid foundation, but we have much more to do. So I ask for your support and your vote September 10th. I want to work with you to keep our city moving forward and continue to serve you, and every resident of the District, as your Mayor for another four years.

On Tuesday, September 10th, please write in "Anthony Williams" on the Mayoral line on your ballot. Thank you for the tremendous support you have given me. I am proud and honored to serve as your Mayor.

Mayor Anthony Williams

PS. If you have any questions or concerns, I want to hear them. Please call 202-393-3916 or e-mail

1005 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202-393-3916, 
Paid for by the Committee to Re-Elect Tony Williams, Tom Murray, Treasurer

Committee to Re-elect Tony Williams
1005 7th Street, NW, Washington DC 20001
Phone: 202.393.5949

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