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Candidates to appear at UDC

(Published July 29, 2002)

Candidates for citywide and ward offices in this fallís elections have been invited to meet and greet voters at the University of the District of Columbia on July 31.

The event, scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the UDC Student Lounge in Building 38, will allow the public to talk with candidates one-on-one and gather campaign literature about the candidates.

The UDC campus is located at 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW, adjacent to the Van Ness stop on Metrorailís Red Line.

"This is not a debate and not a forum -- candidates will have tables," according to organizers of the event. "People can ask their questions, and candidates can make their cases without two-minute limits or moderators. And nobody will be authorized to say who is and who isnít a Ďcredibleí or a Ďseriousí candidate."

The event is being sponsored by Just Friends and Concerned Citizens, in collaboration with UDCís David A. Clarke School of Law and radio station WPFW.

Organizers said candidates will be provided with tables at the event on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Democratic, Republican and D.C. Statehood Green parties will hold primary elections on Sept. 10 to nominate their candidates for the November general election. Offices on the Nov. 5 ballot include mayor; two at-large council seats; council members for Wards 1, 3, 5 and 6; and D.C.ís delegate to Congress.

Copyright 2002, The Common Denominator