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Name: Paula Perry, Hyattsville resident since 1979.
Family: Husband David, two adult children
Hometown: Prince George's County, MD
Qualifications: Experience on the Hyattsville City Council as a ward representative (Ward 4).
"If I'm doing my job I hope that they would re-elect me. I put the residents' interests first. I do speak for them."
Three most important city issues and how they should be addressed:
Perry said there should be around the Metro stations. She has been a major proponent of this cause for several years.
2) Pedestrian Safety
Perry said the traffic light at Queens Chapel Road and Hamilton Street isn't safe for pedestrians to cross because drivers don't yield to walkers and some cars shoot around them.
"I've asked to make it a green arrow or a turn only lane with no right on red," Perry said, adding that the State Highway Administration has declined that request.
Perry said the by pedestrians. Trash is a hot-button issue in Ward 4 and Perry would like to see that change.