Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Another Ward 3 endorsement

D.C. Tenants Advocacy Coalition Endorses Bill Rice

Bill Rice, candidate for the Democratic nomination for the Ward 3 City Council seat, enthusiastically welcomes the endorsement by the tenant advocacy group, TENAC, of his campaign to protect tenants and fix the public schools in Ward 3 and throughout the city.

"The TENAC endorsement indicates the deep support there is for my campaign to maintain rent control and fix our public schools," Rice said. "I support the new law, passed unanimously by the Council, and will vigorously oversee its implementation."

TENAC officials praised Rice for his presentation at the citywide forum on tenant issues on May 17th. They said it was obvious that Bill not only cared enough to attend the forum, he knew tenant issues, both citywide and in Ward 3.

Rice has a long history of supporting tenant rights and affordable housing. He lived for 20 years in a rent controlled apartment in Dupont Circle and was an activist for continuing tenant protections. He recently resigned after six years as spokesperson for the District Department of Transportation to run full-time for the Ward 3 seat and will be a full-time councilmember. He is first on the ballot.

TENAC, the D.C. Tenants Advocacy Coalition, is the premier pro-tenant organization in the District.

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