Carol Schwartz

Carol Schwartz was an elected official in Washington, D.C spanning four decades. Though a Republican then, where the voter registration was against her 11 to 1, she ran for Mayor, coming close to defeating Marion Barry in 1994--still the closest Mayoral general election in the city's history. (She has been a registered Independent since 2013.) Carol has received many awards, including the National Capital Area Leadership Award from the Human Rights Campaign, the Whitney M. Young Award for Community Service from the Greater Washington Urban League, and the Three Decades of Leadership Award from the Metropolitan Washington Area Council of Governments. Born in Greenville, Mississippi, but raised in Midland, Texas, Carol's family was Jewish--a rarity in that town where there was some prejudice. In West Texas, she worked starting at age eight in the family store that sold clothes to people who toiled in the oil fields. She also helped care for her only sibling, her older brother Johnny who Read More chevron_right