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SLOW START TO REFORM AFTER ETHICAL FIRESTORM
Council Candidate Looks for Answers on Three Month Delay
by Committee on Government Operations

September 15, 2011, Washington, DC:

The ongoing ethical crisis in the District of Columbia government calls for immediate and lasting
reform. DC residents are closely watching how Councilwoman Muriel Bowser will step into her
new role as chair of the Committee on Governmental Operations. Max Skolnik, Democratic
candidate for the Ward 4 Council Election, speaks out on the slow pace of ethics reform.

According to a statement by Councilwoman Bowser, the committee will begin a preliminary look
into the main areas of government operations beginning in October, nearly three months after
the committee changeover.

As a challenger in the Ward 4 race, Skolnik is campaigning on education, economic
development, and ethics. Skolnik has fought for city-wide youth reforms as the Founder and
Executive Director of Kid Power, Inc. and as a Board Member of the DC Alliance for Youth
Advocates. Additionally, he has championed support for local schools, affordable housing,
community-based development, and public safety as a former Advisory Neighborhood
Commissioner. Learn more at http://www.VoteforMax.com

“The Council reorganized the committee chairs in July. Even with the city government in the
hot-seat due to ethical and legal challenges, the Committee on Government Operations is just
getting around to initial information gathering and review in October.”

“The faith of the citizens in the honest operation of government has been severely tested. Our
leaders have brought shame on the District. Enough is enough.”

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Contact
Name: Amanda Leslie, Deputy Press Director Tel: 202.695.3444
“Vote for Max 2012” Committee
press@voteformax.com
Twitter: @MaxSkolnik
VOTEforMAX.com

				
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