2004 Washington Post election profile of Cardell Shelton

Cardell Shelton (R)
Age: 74
Residence: Congress Heights.
Education: Completed courses at various universities.
Occupation: Building trades instructor, building inspector, construction contractor.
Office Sought: D.C. City Council Ward 8 

Extra-curricular activities:
Commissioner, ANC 6C07, 1980-92; member, D.C. Republican Party, American Legion, National Association of Disabled Veterans, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Southeast Business Merchants Association, D.C. Contractors Guild.

Why should voters elect you?
“I understand the needs of my people in Ward 8 and will work to make life better for all the residents of this ward.”

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?
“Education. A community center and a hands-on, earn-while-you-learn survival training school are needed. Teach our people to love and respect themselves, the community and their lives. Teach them the discipline of life, to respect their job, to have a good work attitude (such as reporting on time and performing). Teach them how to become law-abiding citizens. Also important are the functioning of the D.C. government, health care and rental housing for singles.”

Web site: None given.
Email address: None given.
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