Phone: (301) 254-5491
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
Birthday: October 16
Whitney Teal is a reporter, editor and proud alumna of Howard University. She has worked for media companies like Essence, Heart & Soul, Capitol File and Parents.com. In addition, her work has also appeared on BusinessWeek.com, Change.org and Aol while her riffs on women's issues have been quoted on Jezebel.com, theAtlanticWire.com and Salon.com.
When she's not writing, Whitney likes to pursue her passion for defunct lady mags, public radio, vintage accessories and avocados.
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How would you describe your political beliefs?
Are you registered with a certain party?
I'm a card-carrying Democrat.
How religious would you consider yourself? (casual, observant, devout, non religious)
I am an observant non-denominational Christian.
Local Hot-Button Issues
What do you think are the most important issues facing the community?
I think that residents are concerned with the construction of the InterCounty Connector, crime in surrounding areas and development in East County.
Where do you stand on each of these issues?
I'm a fan of the ICC and more business and retail development in this part of the county.