Tenleytown, District of Columbia , United States
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|Info||As a non-voting representative to the US Senate, Strauss lobbies the U. S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives on behalf of the citizens of D. C. in their attempt to gain full Federal representation, self-determination, and eventually admittance to the union as the nation's 51st state. The Senator also works closely with the non-voting U. S. Congressional Delegate, the Office of the Mayor and the D. C. City Council members to advance the interest of local residents on Federal issues. |
Prior to being elected Senator in 1996, Paul served in several locally elected government positions. His elected positions include at-large member of the D. C. Democratic State Committee, Chairperson of the Democratic Party's D. C. Statehood Committee, Chairperson of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3E, and Chairperson of Neighborhood Planning Council #3. Paul was first elected the ANC in 1986. In 1987, he became the youngest ANC chairperson and served as an ANC Commissioner until 1996.
The Senator has worked as a Legislative Assistant to the D. C. Council's Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, and as a Union Organizer for Hotel and Restaurant Employee's Local 25.
A New York City native, Paul Strauss has been a resident of the District of Columbia since 1982. He currently serves as an attorney member and panel chairperson on the Board of Real Property Assessment and Appeals for the District of Columbia, and as President of the Northwest Youth Alliance, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides job opportunities to D.C. youth. Paul has a bachelor's degree from American University School of Government and Public Administration, and a Juris Doctorate from A. U.'s Washington College of Law. He presently lives in the Tenleytown area with his wife, Kathy, and daughter Abigail.