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Willie F. Wilson
Democratic Candidate for Mayor in the 
September 10, 2002, Primary Election
August 2002

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Reverend Willie F. Wilson has been a resident of the District of Columbia since 1969 and resides in Ward 7. Reverend Wilson ismarried to Reverend Mary Lewis Wilson. They are the proud parents of four children, three of whom graduated from District of Columbia Public Schools and one attending a D.C. Junior High School. Rev. Wilson received his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Ohio University. He graduated from the Howard University School of Divinity with a Masters Degree and started his work toward a doctorate degree there.

Rev. Willie F. Wilson has been the Pastor of Union Temple Baptist Church, a congregation of more than 7,000 members in the Anacostia community of Washington for more than 29 years. Union Temple Baptist Church operates a home for teenagers, a welfare to work program, a rehabilitation program for substance abusers, a feeding program for the homeless, and a comprehensive treatment program for persons living with AIDS. The Union Temple Baptist Church rites of passage program for youth has been nationally recognized and adopted by many organizations as a model for youth development

In 1986, Pastor Wilson was recognized by USA Today newspaper as one of the ten most valuable people in America. In 1997 Rev. Wilson and Union Temple Baptist Church received the Presidential Service Award from President Bill Clinton for community service. On January 1, 2002 he was named a "Daily Point of Light" award winner for outstanding community service by the Points of Light Foundation and National Service Corporation. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia.

A persistent and strong advocate for human rights, Rev. Wilson has counseled Washington leadership for many years and served and consulted with former South African President Nelson Mandela and the current President of Ghana, John Kufuor.

Rev. Willie F. Wilson is a strong and compassionate leader dedicated to improving the quality of life for all of our citizens. Rev Wilson has participated in the political process as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, voter registration drives and encouraged others to become active civic participants.

Leadership that Connects
Government to People

Count On Me to: Make education my # 1 budget priority.
  • Transform the school system so that it works for every child in every school and in every classroom
  • Support competitive teacher salaries to attract the best and the brightest
  • Support full funding for School Modernization . Increase parental involvement
  • Restore vocational education
  • Fix Special Education
  • Provide Full funding for UDC

Count On Me to: Make our neighborhoods safer

  • Increase neighborhood policing in all communities
  • Provide resources and support to community organizations such as the Orange Hat Patrols
  • Encourage faith-based initiatives for individuals re-entering the community

Count on Me to: Develop the Housing Market

  • Increase affordable housing opportunities, rental and home ownership, for all people in all neighborhoods
  • Restore Rent Control
  • Stop the escalation of Property Taxes

Count On Me to: Expand Business Opportunities

  1. Work with the business community to create new jobs and hire DC residents first
  2. Spur neighborhood development by supporting entrepreneurship
  3. Develop incentives for greater economic development
  4. Expand small business opportunities

Count on Me to: Care and provide for our children, youth and seniors

  • Increase senior citizen support services for independent living
  • Expand recreational and educational opportunities
  • Partner with community to ensure state-of-the-art recreation facilities in all neighborhoods
  • Rebuild summer jobs program so every youth who wants a job will have one.

You can count on me to lead a government that is inclusive, innovative and responsive in addressing your needs as citizens.

The people of Washington deserve to be involved in their government.

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