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Call Number/Catalog Number B 0060
Title For our city's sake Carol for mayor.
Collection Broadside collection
Object Name Broadside
Creator Carol Schwartz for Mayor
Description Poster for Carol Schwartz's 1994 campaign for Mayor of Washington, DC.
Subjects Washington (D.C.)--Politics and government--1970-
Date 1994
Admin/Biographical History Carol Schwartz was born in Greenville, Mississippi, on January 20, 1944. She spent her childhood in Midland, Texas. Schwartz moved to Washington in January 1966 shortly after graduating from the University of Texas and began teaching special education. She soon got involved in public service in the District by volunteering at the Blackman's Development Center as a drug counselor and then later as a tutor at Malcolm X Elementary School in Anacostia. She was appointed by the President of the United States to the National Advisory Council on the Education of Disadvantaged Children where she served and was Vice Chair from 1974-1979. Schwartz entered public office in the District during the first Home Rule election. She was elected to the Board of Education in 1974 and served until 1982. From 1977-1980, she was elected Vice President of the Board of Education for a then unprecedented three terms. After choosing not to run for a third term, she worked for the Department of Education as a full-time consultant and then as a press secretary to a member of Congress while continuing her volunteer work in the community.

In 1984, Schwartz ran for an At-Large seat on the City Council and won, becoming the only Republican on the Council. In 1986, Schwartz ran for Mayor and received 33% of the vote. She left the City Council in 1989, choosing not to seek another term after the death of her husband David H. Schwartz. Again in 1994, she ran for Mayor and received 42% of the vote in that effort. In 1996, Carol ran a successful campaign to return to the D.C. Council as an At-Large Member, where she chairs the Council's Committee on Local, Regional and Federal Affairs and serves on the Council's Finance and Revenue Committee and the Government Operations Committee. In addition, she serves as second Vice President of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Corporate Board, as Vice Chairman of its Transportation Planning Board, as a member of the COG Board of Directors, the COG Finance Committee and the Committee on Noise Abatement at National and Dulles Airports (CONANDA).

People Schwartz, Carol
Dates of Creation 1994
Early date 1994
Extent 1 broadside
Level of description Item