Four councilmember seats were on the ballot this term. It’s no surprise that all the winners are Democrats, and two of them are incumbents.
1️⃣ Ward 1– Brianne Nadeau is back for her third term in Council, touting herself as an advocate for affordable housing, education, and transparency. She recently introduced the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2022, which would expand voting rights to non-U.S. citizens, and the Human Rights Sanctuary Amendment Act of 2022, to protect those seeking an abortion. In our chat with her, she said she loves Heat da Spot and The Coupe, so you know she’s got taste.
3️⃣ Ward 3 – Matt Frumin is yet another Democratic candidate who has won in the District, but he was up against a Post-endorsed Republican. Frumin told us he’s passionate about reducing overcrowding in local schools, improving resources for senior citizens, and celebrating diversity in the neighborhood. He’s largely expected to vote with the progressives on Council.
5️⃣ Ward 5 – Zachary Parker was the president of the State Board of Education. He says his top priorities on the Council will be increasing affordable housing, expanding rent control protections, and supporting violence prevention programs that center around access to education and mental health support.
6️⃣ Ward 6 – Charles Allen ran unopposed and is back for his third term as Councilmember. He chairs the Judiciary & Public Safety Committee and introduced the Metro for DC Amendment (the $100 monthly stipend DC Council is considering for all city residents). We chatted with him on the pod about his goals for this Council session.