I am proud to serve as the Councilmember representing Ward 2 and the Democratic nominee running for re-election to the DC Council this November because I know that we deserve a leader who is committed to transparent, reasoned, and passionate representation.
After winning a crowded Democratic primary for the Ward 2 seat in June, I went on to win the special election to fill the very same seat as the youngest DC councilmember in history. Serving as the first woman to represent Ward 2 on the Council has been an honor, and I look forward to having the chance to fight for a more just, more affordable, and cleaner city for four more years. In my first few months on the Council, I have fought for more support for our small businesses, secured millions of dollars for our parks, schools, and public housing, and worked with my colleagues to balance the budget while increasing social support programs and without raising taxes.
Before being elected to the Council, I had been working on behalf of District residents as the Assistant Attorney General for Policy and Legislative Affairs for the District of Columbia for the past two years. I saw how LGBTQQIA+ victims of hate crimes were left without protection or recourse in the wake of their attacks. I learned how our small business community was being taken advantage of by out of state businesses defrauding our CBE program. And, I represented DC before the National Attorney General community to advocate for statehood, decriminalized cannabis, and data privacy legislation.
To address the needs of our community, I worked to advance workers’ rights, improve environmental justice, and expand civil rights and consumer protections through everything from data breach to hate crime legislation.
I grew up in Connecticut and I am the youngest of three siblings. I attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and earned my undergraduate degree in Business & Hospitality Administration. I then went on to work at a senior living community in New York where I found myself frequently feeling frustrated on behalf of my clients as I helped them navigate through their healthcare options. This led me to pursue a law degree at the Georgetown University Law Center.
During law school, I served as the Executive Articles Editor for the Journal on Poverty and Public Policy and volunteered at the Landlord Tenant Resource center providing advice to displaced tenants and aggravated landlords. I then advocated for seniors and advanced women’s health issues on Capitol Hill for Senator Blumenthal as his Health and Aging Fellow.
Knowing that I wanted to commit my career to public service, I joined the DC OAG, where I practiced law in our Tax and Finance group litigating cases on behalf of the DC Office of Tax and Revenue. I then moved on to work for Attorney General Racine on Policy, Legislative Affairs, and Legal matters where I was able to work on a broad array of issues plaguing our city.
I am deeply committed to serving the residents of DC and I want to ensure that Ward 2 has a representative on the Council whom they can trust — not only to operate ethically, but also to ensure the issues that matter most are addressed.
Through my experience representing DC residents, I was consistently inspired and impressed our community members’ commitment to equity and advancing justice. We have a lot to be proud of and a lot to work on. I want to be a partner in and advocate for that work.
I felt inspired to get in this race and ensure that an honest, fair, and devoted advocate is at the table. I would be honored and humbled to have your support.
“I am deeply committed to serving the residents of DC and I want to ensure that Ward 2 has a representative on the Council whom they can trust — not only to operate ethically, but also to ensure the issues that matter most are addressed.”