*Lawrence A. Bell

Age: 29

Neighborhood: Mondawmin.

Occupation: City councilman.

Education: University of Maryland, College Park, B.A., government and politics, 1983.

Experience in community groups, activities: Life member, Baltimore chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; board member, Brotherhood Outreach, Progressive Horizons; member, Baltimore chapter of the National Urban League, HUB black business organization, Mondawmin Neighborhood Improvement Association, Parkview Neighborhood Improvement Association; on the City Council, chairman of Executive Appointments Committee, vice chairman of Housing Committee, member of Budget and Appropriations, Judiciary, Education, and Policy and Planning committees.

Other political offices: No response.

Most significant issue: The most significant issue facing my constituents today is the plague of drugs in our community. I will continue to lead the City Council in sponsorship and enaction of strong anti-drug legislation, and I will continue my efforts at organizing Citizen on Patrol activities in our neighborhoods. I will focus on uplifting and motivating the young black men in our city.

*Sheila Dixon

Age: 37

Neighborhood: Parkview.

Occupation: International trade specialist with Maryland Office of International Trade, Department of Economic and Employment Development. City Council member.

Education: Garrison Junior High School; Northwestern High School, Class of 1972; Towson State University, B.A., 1976; Johns Hopkins University, M.S., 1982.

Experience in community groups, activities: Co-founder, Bethel A.M.E. Food Cooperative; trustee, Bethel A.M.E. Church; part of Women of Courage Exhibit, 1988; past board member, Maryland Food Committee and Action for the Homeless; board member, Drug and Substance Abuse Committee of the Housing Authority, advisory board of the Baltimore Office of Promotion, Lafayette Market advisory board, Urban Services Cultural Arts advisory board, Senior Transportation task force, Task Force on Food and Hunger, Forest Park Senior Center, advisory board of the Urban Gerontology Graduate Certificate Program at Morgan State University, Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore Inc.; member, Retired Senior Volunteer Program advisory council.

Other political offices: Elected to the Democratic State Central Committee, 40th Legislative District, 1986.

Most significant issue: As we cross the threshold of the 21st century, it is time to leverage all of our collective resources to gain access to economic power. I have formed an economic task force to develop a framework in which economically depressed city neighborhoods will become the focus of recommendations that will access unemployment, provide employment training, develop opportunities for targeted neighborhoods. I believe that this task force can provide the opportunity ultimately needed to pull our urban communities into the 21st century.

Jeffrey A. Hubbard

Age: 28

Neighborhood: Coppin Heights.

Occupation: Customer service representative for Maryland National Bank.

Education: Community College of Baltimore, A.A., 1984; Coppin State College, B.S., 1988; graduate student at Morgan State University.

Experience in community groups, activities: For 10 years, I delivered the Sunpapers throughout the city. That exposed me to a number of community organizations, and although I am not a member of any particular one, I am not a new face to the people of this district.

Other political offices: No response.

Most significant issue: The most significant issue facing the people of this district is the lack of educational opportunities that would allow them to organize and develop programs on their own that would enhance their economic position.

Michael Tyrone Pearson

Age: 35

Neighborhood: Coppin Heights.

Occupation: Self-employed.

Education: Registered at Baltimore Hebrew University.

Experience in community groups, activities: Homeless advocate and volunteer at area shelters; volunteer at local rape crisis center.

Other political offices: Former Democratic State Central Committee candidate, 40th Legislative District.

Most significant issue: Homeless people and drugs.

*Agnes B. Welch

Age: Over 21

Neighborhood: Rosemont.

Occupation: City Council member.

Education: Douglass High School; Morgan State College, B.A., education; further studies at Mount St. Agnes College.

Experience in community groups, activities: On City Council, chairwoman, Urban and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, member of Housing, Taxation and Finance, and Land Use committees; founder and president, Alliance Against Crime Inc.; task force chairwoman, Commission on Architectural and Historical Preservation; lay corporator, St. Edward Catholic Church; board of directors, Liberty Medical Center, Lutheran Health Care Corp., Associated Catholic Charities; board member, Baltimore City Health Department, Mental Health Services; member, Downtown Strategy Advisory Committee, Regional Council of Governments Legislative Committee, United Way's Government Relations Committee, Baltimore Violence Prevention and Surveillance Committee, National Women's Political Caucus, gerontology board of Morgan State University, Sigma Gamma Rho-Theta Omega Sigma chapter, Top Ladies of Distinction, Knights of Peter Claver, Knights of St. John, Douglass Alumni Association, Vanguard Political Organization, Westside Democratic Club, Colored Women's Democratic Organization, Baltimore Federation of Democratic Women, Women Power Inc.; advisory board of directors, Support

Services for the Developmentally Disabled.

Other political offices: Member, Democratic State Central Committee, 1979-present; chairwoman, Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee, 41st Legislative District; secretary, state Democratic Party; former delegate to Democratic National Convention and member of the Electoral College.

Most significant issue: Crime, especially violent crime, is a plague within our cities. It must be treated holistically. Therefore, we must address education, jobs and housing if violent crime is to be eliminated. I formed the Alliance Against Crime and will continue to work diligently in this and all areas.

George Wiles

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