2012 Black GOP Candidates
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Black Republican runs for DC City Counsil : Meet Ron Moten
It’s time for Ward 7 to have a REAL leader on the Council, a leader with a proven track record of getting our children off the streets and into college, a proven track record of getting our residents back to work.
Ron is a 5th generation Washingtonian. He attended Roosevelt Senior High School and majored in History at Park Community College in Allenwood, Pennsylvania.
Ron realized, in college, that the power of community activism in the African-American community could produce real, positive and lasting results. After studying great black leaders such as Kwame Ture (Stokeley Carmichael) and Winnie Mandela, who Ron had the honor to spend time with and receive her words of wisdom, he quickly realized the direction his life would take.
Ron began his community organizing career as the Spoke Person for “Cease Fire, Don’t Smoke the Brothers.” He traveled the nation promoting and implementing programs that positively engaged at-risk youth. Ron went on to develop numerous initiatives to combat violence in the African-American community, creating such programs as Violence Intervention Partnership, Saving our Sisters and the Rebuild the Village Model, created and implemented by the Peaceoholics.
Ron’s reputation as a proven and skilled negotiator and trainer in conflict resolution spread, national and local governments and community leaders across the country brought him in to create programs that would that would support moving at-risk young people toward success. All told, Ron is personally responsible for sending at least 160 children to college and getting countless youth off the streets.
Ron has also has worked tirelessly in the community to train and find jobs for many struggling Washingtonians. By creating relationships with local businesses and multinational corporations, such as Target, Ron worked diligently to address Ward 7’s chronic unemployment problem by having these firms hire directly from his programs. Ron has found jobs for over 360 unemployed DC residents.