Endorsements

For the Special Election on June 16th.

Attorney General for the District of Columbia, Karl Racine


“Brooke worked in the Office of the Attorney General first in the Commercial Division working in the Tax and Finance Section and then in the Policy and Legislative Affairs Section. In her latter role, Brooke regularly worked with the Attorney General, senior OAG staff, and the Council and its staff to advance legislation on a number of issues important to Ward 2 voters, including, campaign finance reform, civil rights, wage theft protection for workers and our small business community.

Brooke has an impressive work ethic and a rare sticktoitiveness that resulted in Brooke becoming a go to advisor in my office on whom I often relied. Brooke thoroughly understands the importance of listening to the views of all interests that could be impacted by contemplated legislation.

She is a persuasive person who leads by consensus. Additionally, Brooke’s character is beyond reproach, which will be a breath of fresh air for Ward 2.”

Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD)

"It’s time for a change in leadership in Ward 2. Brooke Pinto has the integrity, insight, and determination to lead us forward. As a Ward 2 voter, I believe in Brooke, and so can you. As we confront a new economy triggered by the health and economic crisis we face, I am concerned about the economic stability of the district. We cannot achieve stability without knowledgeable representation for Ward 2, the economic engine of the district, without someone who’s known for integrity and responsibility.

I understand how important it is for the Council to secure the federal funding the District needs to recover from COVID-19 crisis and looming recession. Brooke is the only candidate who has identified this imperative, truly understands its importance, and is poised to build a coalition to address it. While true that all politics are local, we live in a complex legal design where the district is funded by both local and federal revenues. We must have a council member who understands this system and has the ability and relationships to influence an increased distribution of federal revenues to the district.

Brooke is a very persuasive and effective advocate who knows how to build partnerships and consensus. I am very pleased to endorse Brooke Pinto to represent Ward 2 on the DC Council." - Senator Tom Daschle, Former US Senate Majority and Minority Leader; Ward 2 Resident

Congressman Joe Kennedy, III (D-MA4)


"I am proud to endorse Brooke Pinto for the Ward 2 DC Council seat. I know Brooke well and she has the experience and integrity to be an energetic and passionate voice on the DC Council. I look forward to working closely with her in the fight for DC Statehood. I was involved when she was a Co-Chair for the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless fundraiser. Her team raised over $1 million dollars at this event, evidence of her drive and leadership. She shares my belief that legal aid is a vital component of our civic duty to our community. I enthusiastically endorse her."

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)


"Brooke was a very valuable member of my successful 2010 campaign staff. I enthusiastically welcomed her back to my office five years later as a Health and Aging Fellow where she helped us prepare for hearings and draft legislation to protect the elderly. I have been consistently impressed with Brooke’s tenacity in uncovering facts and developing achievable solutions.

Brooke has diligently served her community at the DC Attorney General’s office, working on policy and legislation to advance workers’ rights, protect small businesses, and expand civil rights and consumer protections.The residents of DC need a strong and committed leader who will go to bat for DC autonomy, battle housing insecurity, and protect the small business community to keep neighborhoods thriving. I know that Brooke will continue to be completely dedicated to Ward 2 when elected."

U.S. Senator Michael D. Brown (D-DC)


"I support Brooke Pinto for Ward 2 because she is honest and deeply committed to our community. I know that Brooke will restore trust to the Ward 2 Council seat and will build consensus in the ward as it grows and faces new challenges. As your elected advocate for DC statehood, I have always been impressed with her work on civil rights. Her experience inside DC government makes her an exceptional candidate with the knowledge to get things done. It’s time for new leadership in Ward 2 and Brooke will lead into the future with a new vitality and vision for a better city for all of us."

Chris Kennedy


“I am very pleased to endorse Brooke Pinto, Democratic candidate for the DC Council Ward 2 race. She was a terrific volunteer on my Kennedy for Illinois campaign in 2018. More importantly, I am very impressed by her commitment and dedication to public service." - Chris Kennedy, former Democratic candidate for Governor of Illinois, 2018; Chairman of Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises, Inc.

Howard Marks


"Brooke Pinto has fought for the rights of seniors and the handicapped both as a U.S. Senate Staffer and as Assistant Attorney General. Her commitment and proven legislative skills will be necessary if the Council is to order the removal of dangerous dockless e-scooters from Ward 2 sidewalks. Brooke understands “scooter liter” is not only unsightly, but has led to unacceptable injuries to the blind and the disabled in Ward 2. Brooke will make sure the District Government complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act which the dockless e-scooter industry violates daily. Brooke will stand up to the multinationals and Wall Street investment houses who have enabled this industry to expand to 100 cities throughout the world with little regard to safety.

Brooke’s commitment to the long living started early in her career when she worked at a senior living community in New York. She honed her legislative skills as a Health and Aging Fellow for one of the rising stars of the US Senate: Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).

Ward 2 needs her strong voice to protect the rights of seniors and the handicapped. Without reservation, I enthusiastically endorse the candidacy of Brooke Pinto to be Ward 2 Councilperson." - Howard Marks, Founder of the Ward 2 Better Government Association; Founder of Take Back Our Sidewalks

Michael Healy


"I am excited to endorse Brooke Pinto for the Ward 2 seat on the DC Council. Brooke is passionate about environmental issues and I know has the experience needed to ensure that Washington, DC reaches its carbon reduction and clean energy goals. Brooke and I share a vision to power our city with local solar energy, and with her support we can continue to make renewable energy more accessible while creating a more sustainable city for generations to come." - Michael Healy, CEO and Founder of New Columbia Solar

John Castellani


“Brooke is a leader with integrity and experience. She will provide practical solutions with empathy and transparency to resolve the health and economic crisis facing the District. I look forward to working with her.” - John Castellani, Former President and CEO of the Business Roundtable; Johns Hopkins Medicine Sibley, Board of Trustees

Professor Vicki Girard


"I am enthusiastically supporting Brooke in her race to represent Ward 2 on the DC Council! I first met Brooke when she was a student at Georgetown Law in the pilot program of our Health Justice Alliance, where law students and medical students collaborate to bring comprehensive care and service to neighbors with health-harming legal needs around food insecurity, poor housing, special education, and other challenges in the District. Brooke demonstrated a palpable degree of commitment to understanding these challenges deeply before recommending holistic solutions. During her time at Georgetown Law and afterwards at the DC Attorney General’s office, I saw her work tirelessly to advance access to health and justice at the local and national levels. I am confident that Brooke is just the type of leader Ward 2 needs as we work to recover from COVID-19 and provide care to our residents in a sustainable manner that accounts for the myriad of health and legal challenges they may face." - Vicki Girard, Co-Director of Georgetown University Law Center Health Justice Alliance

Rusty Conner


“We need for Brooke Pinto to be elected to Council to ensure an energetic, experienced voice concerned about all residents of the District. She represents a new generation of servant leaders who embrace public service as a selfless means to contribute to the District’s future.” - Rusty Conner, Partner at Covington and Burling LLP

Christina Johnson


“Brooke is a capable, assertive, accomplished, intellectually agile and forward-thinking woman. For me, it’s important that we not only ensure that our Council represents the more than 50% of District residents that are women, but that they do so with women of Brooke’s substance and power as a leader. I unequivocally support her nomination and will support her term of service as well.” - Christina Johnson, Affordable Housing Executive and Nonprofit Leader

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