Elections

DC NOW members considered answers to candidate questionnaires as well as public statements in their decision. Members believe that these candidates will represent their Wards with integrity and fight for the issues with which DC NOW is most concerned. 

Ed lazere, at-large

Ed Lazere is an experienced leader who has fought for economic and racial justice in DC. A policy and budget expert and a long-time coalition leader, Ed has partnered for two decades with community organizations across the city in successful fights for fair wages, affordable housing, access to health care, and more. He’s not taking any money from corporations, developers, or large-dollar donors to make sure the Council remains accountable only to DC residents.

robert white, at-large

Robert White has served as a progressive voice on the DC Council since 2016 and has supported many issues important to DC NOW. In addition to his support of Initiative 77 for a tipped minimum wage and opposition to overturning it, he co-introduced the Community Safety and Health Amendment Act and supports the decriminalization of sex work. We look forward to working with him during his next term, where he seeks to prioritize education, affordable housing and employment. 

Janeese lewis george, ward 4

Janeese Lewis George is a third-generation Washingtonian who will fight to make housing more affordable, fund the Birth to Three for All DC, make education more accessible, and advocate for a public health approach to crime. She has served as Assistant Attorney General and in the Public Safety Division and currently serves as an Executive Board Member for Ward 4. Janeese has won the endorsement of DC4D, DC Working Families, Black Lives Matter DC, Jews United for Justice, and Metro Democratic Socialists of America. Her knowledge and ample experience, along with her nuanced understanding of DC’s issues, will make her an ideal Councilmember. 

jordan grossman, ward 2

Jordan Grossman is a fifth-generation Washingtonian who has dedicated his life to public service. He worked for President Obama, a federal judge in DC, the District’s Medicaid agency, and on Capitol Hill. As a Council Member he will work to prioritize affordable housing and public transit. He supports the funding of Birth to Three for All DC and seeks to ease the burden of student loans on DC Residents. Jordan has earned the endorsements of Jews United for Justice, Working Families, Washington Teachers Union, and 350DC. He has years of experience improving access to government services and will provide a progressive voice on the DC Council. 

Yaida for, ward 8

Yaida Ford is a long time resident advocate for Ward 8. With passion and dedication, she will fight hard for educational opportunities, affordable housing, and a much needed full service hospital. She has years of experience serving Ward 8 as legislative counsel to the DC Council Committee on Human Services and as an attorney at Legal Aide. As Councilmember, we believe she will fight for equity and access for DC women, helping to create a place where all residents have access to opportunities.

“We are excited to endorse these candidates who we know will fight for progressive values on the DC Council. We were most impressed with their comprehensive plans to tackle the affordable housing crisis, fund high quality childcare, and advance community safety.” 

- DC NOW President, Monica Weeks.

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