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Biographical Profile for Michael D. Brown
Candidate for At-Large Member Of The Council, District of Columbia
November 4, 2014 District of Columbia General Election
Age: 49
Party: DC Democratic Party
Phone: 202.537.0739
Address: 4501 Western Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
 
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
I have lived in the District of Columbia for more than 22 years. I've lived in wards one, six and three, where I live now, with my wife and three children. All my kids attend DC public schools. I am President of Horizon Communications, a firm I founded in 1989, which serves the political and public interest communities here in Washington. I have over 26 years of experience working in national politics. I have worked on many national and local campaigns including six Democratic Presidential Campaigns. I have served in various capacities at the last seven Democratic National Conventions. In addition to my national experience, I am a former ANC Commissioner (ANC 3E). I have also been a community activist in Ward 3 and am currently the President of the Western Avenue Citizens Association. I have a BA in Political Science and an MA in Public Policy from the University of Maryland.

I am running for the office of shadow senator because I believe I can make a difference at a critical time in our fight for equal rights here in the District of Columbia. Last year a nationwide poll showed that 82 percent of the American people say that they support our right to full representation in Congress. In addition, recent proposed legislation has refocused attention on the issue of voting rights in D.C. Now is the time to make something happen. I believe it is critical that we find ways to bring the millions of American who agree with us into our struggle for equality and statehood. With 26 years of experience working with national political groups, I believe I can play an important role in reaching out to America to build a coalition to support our cause. I am also running because I feel passionate about the issue of equal representation. We pay higher-than-average federal taxes, fight in wars and bear all the same burdens of democracy; in return we are treated like second-class citizens. Our founding fathers didn't intend to disenfranchise 600,000 citizens. It's wrong and it's tim [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
At age 52, Mike Brown is married to Patricia E. Brown and has three children: Tricia, 13; Nick, 11; Mary, 8. Michael A. Brown, a third generation Washingtonian, loves his native city with a passion. He grew up in the Ward 4 community, and graduated from Shepherd Elementary School and Mackin Catholic High School (now a part of Archbishop Carroll High School).
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
BA, political science; MA, public policy; University of Maryland
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
President, Horizon Communications
Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
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Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Former director of donor development, Democratic National Committee; former administrative director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; former ANC commissioner (ANC3E); community activist; president, Western Avenue Citizens Association. Also have worked on six Democratic presidential campaigns and served at the past seven Democratic National Conventions.
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
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Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
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Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Former director of donor development, Democratic National Committee; former administrative director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; former ANC commissioner (ANC3E); community activist; president, Western Avenue Citizens Association; President, Horizon Communications.
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