Charles Dumas (D-PA-5)
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Charles Dumas Congressional Candidate Pennsylvania District 5
Biography of Charles Dumas from Charles Dumas For Congress
Dumas is a Professor in the School of Theatre, Pennsylvania State University. He is also a visiting professor at the University of the Free State in South Africa. He writes a monthly column for the Centre Daily Times called Under the Baobob. Dumas served three years as Chair, Human Relations Commission of the State College Borough and has worked actively on many Democratic campaigns during his seventeen years in Centre County. Dumas earned Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from State University of New York (SUNY), Juris Doctorate from Yale University, was the first Hendler Fellow in Screenwriting at the American Film Institute and a Fulbright fellow at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
Prior to Law School, Dumas was a Congressional intern in Congressman Charles Rangel’s Washington office. He was a legal researcher for the United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations (UNCTC) and worked for two years in the corporate law offices of the IBM Corporation. Dumas served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mid-Hudson Legal Services in New York, taught Constitutional Law at SUNY and ran for NY State Senate before moving to Pennsylvania.
Charles Dumas hopes to represent the citizens of the 5th Congressional District of Pennsylvania. Jobs, education, health care and sustainable development are needs for all citizens. Dumas hope to serve in government as partner in assuring just distribution of resources for citizen needs and encourage citizen voice and participation in government.
Charles Dumas has a long history working for human rights. WPSU posted the Story Corps interview with Charles Dumas recorded in Bellefonte on his history in the Civil Rights movement: