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Kwame Brown, Democratic candidate for At-Large Councilmember in the 
September 14, 2004, Primary Election

Kwame Brown

D.C. City Council At-Large (D)
September 14, 2004

Three photographs of Kwame Brown

DC Native Kwame Brown
Wants to Bring Change to Council

The people who support Kwame Brown for City Council say it is time for a change. Kwame Brown will bring new energy and new ideas to the Council. Brown, 33, was born in Washington DC. He graduated from Wilson High School, and participated in the Mayor's Youth Leadership Institute.

Kwame Brown went on to graduate from Morgan State University and Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He worked in various management positions for MCI, Wal-Mart Corporation, CitiGroup, and First Union.

In 1999, President Clinton appointed Brown as Senior Adviser to the Department of Commerce. As current president of the Maryland/DC Minority Supplier Business Council, Kwame Brown helped DC minority businesses gain over $400 million in private contracts last year.

Kwame sits on a number of civic boards. He volunteers with the Good Samaritan Foundation, a group that hires students from underprivileged environments to work with successful minority business owners in Washington, DC. He lives in the Hillcrest community with his wife Marcia, their two-year-old daughter, Lauren, and one-year-old son Kwame II.

Kwame Brown Will Dedicate His Full Attention to the DC Council

All Washington DC children deserve to grow up in a city that's safe, healthy, affordable, and dedicated to educating its future generations. The problems of our city require the full-time attention of its elected leadership. If elected, I will be a full-time councilmember... full time, fully engaged" - Kwame Brown

Three photographs of Kwame Brown

Taking Responsibility For the City's Problems

"We need greater accountability for issues that Washington residents face everyday. Too many things continue to slip through the cracks. We deserve quality schools, safe streets, and responsible economic development. Kwame has the fresh perspective, integrity, and business sense the city needs to tackle these tough issues. " - Ike Fulwood, Former D.C. Police Chief and Ward 7 Resident

Improving Education

  • Kwame Brown will fight to re-establish the credibility of the DC public school system.

  • Kwame Brown will fight to increase funding for early childhood education, ensuring that all students can read by the third grade.

  • Kwame Brown will fight to increase access to vocational training and college level Advanced Placement classes.

Making Streets Safer

  • Kwame Brown will fight to increase the number of police officers patrolling our streets.

  • Kwame Brown will fight for a comprehensive strategy to reduce domestic violence in the District.

Creating District-Wide Prosperity

  • Kwame Brown will fight for more responsible economic development policies that focus on affordable housing and reinvigorating underserved communities.

  • Kwame Brown will push the District Government to leverage its own land and financing programs to build housing for teachers, firefighters, and police officers, many of whom are currently priced out of the DC market.

  • Kwame Brown will fight for 100% Smokefree Workplaces.

  • Kwame Brown will make certain that a greater percentage of contracts by the District Government are given to small local businesses and used to hire D.C. residents.

  • Kwame Brown will protect the District's fiscal integrity by opposing the misuse of financial and tax incentive programs for unworthy projects.

  • Kwame Brown will fight to ensure that our water is clean and potable.

Five photographs of Kwme Brown

Metropolitan Washington Council AFL-CIO
Service Employees International Union
Ward One Democrats

"Kwame Brown is right. Washington, DC needs new energy, new ideas and an At-Large Councilmember who works full-fime to improve things." — Barry Hudson, Ward 4 Resident

New Energy. New Ideas.

3817-A 14th Street, NW - Washington, DC 20011

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Charles D. Hawkins, Treasurer

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