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This resource was developed by a team of socialist artists, web developers, researchers, and political organizers through the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America. Our goal is to provide DC voters and residents a guide to understanding who's running for local office in DC, who's behind them, and where they stand along a set of issues. REDBUG is a project 100% supported by volunteers and is intended as a resource for DC voters - this is not intended to advocate for specific candidates.
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How should I use this guide?
How should I use this guide?
​Browse through the different races, explore context, and take note of different answers. Note that there are more issues than those we track here. For those looking to vote strategically, take note of who has realistic levels of funding and who has endorsed given candidates. Consider: who is more likely to use their office to challenge the system and empower workers?
Candidates designated as "Progressive backed" must have the endorsement of at least 3 organizations we have designated as progressive, and must have at least 90% of identified progressive endorsements in a given race. Candidates designated as "Labor backed" must have the endorsement of at least 3 labor unions, and must have 90% of identified labor endorsements in the race (note that we do not count the labor councils or DC Police Union as labor organizations).
Are the positions covered here the only ones that matter?
Absolutely not. There are many important issues to consider when voting for local office, and we only had the time to panel responses to issues covered here. Positions identified here - along with relevant endorsements and context provided - should give you a good understanding of how candidates orient towards other important issues.
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You can submit contested positions or descriptions of candidates USING THIS FORM. The editors of this site will do our best to respond to all credible submissions, and update text listed here. Changes will be found on the CHANGE LOG tab.
Where are you getting your fundraising numbers?
​Fundraising numbers are being input from the Office of Campaign Finance's reporting. DC dollars counts all donations from DC residents, money raised from public financing, and non-corporate dollars. Refunds are also subtracted from available funds. Be aware that total dollars raised includes funding received through DC's public finance program.

​Some info may be out of sync with what's reported on the OCF website. There are occasionally inconsistencies in finance reporting, but what's reported here tries to reflect the most accurate count of total and available funds.
VOTING INFORMATION
The DC Board of Elections website has an FAQ that should answer most questions you have about voting in the District.
Mayoral Election (Democratic Primary)
(4 candidates)
Democrat
Robert White
Socialist backed
Progressive backed
Labor backed
Democrat
Muriel Bowser
Socialist backed
Progressive backed
Labor backed
Democrat
Trayon White
Socialist backed
Progressive backed
Labor backed
Democrat
James Butler
Socialist backed
Progressive backed
Labor backed
District native Robert White has held an At-Large seat on the DC Council since 2016. White wants to adopt a citizen- and community-centered approach to governing in the city that better reflects the interests of the labor, grassroots, and advocacy organizations that compose his political base. Prior to 2016, White served in the offices of Del. Holmes-Norton and Attorney General Karl Racine.
Where They Stand
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LESS
Initiative 82
Raising the tipped wage
Ballot measure would end the sub-minimum wage paid to tipped workers in DC.
Learn More

Supports repealing the subminimum wage and raising the subminimum wage by passing Initiative 82. Voted against overturning I77 in 2018 (DC voted 55-45 in favor of I77).

Expanding and Strengthening Rent Control
Expand rent control to new units, strengthen the yearly cap, and end vacancy loopholes.
Learn more

Supports converting some RC units to means tested. Supports applying to newer bldgs, pegging start dates, and elim vol agmnts. Opposes applying to smaller bldgs. Open to lower yrly increases, hardship petitions.

Police Reform Commission
Findings
Adopt findings of the Police Reform Commission, to decentering police in building public safety.
Learn more

Released a policy platform which decenters policing in building public safety. Supports a jobs guarantee to address roots of violence. Supports an MPD audit to determine appropriate staffing levels. Opposed Bowser's violent encampment evictions.

Public Power
Move towards municipalizing DC's energy grid and moving towards a Green New Deal for DC.
Learn more

Signed the public power pledge. Co-introduced legislation to build social housing and accelerate removal of lead pipes.

Campaign Funding
MORE
LESS
Candidate IS using public financing.
Candidate IS NOT using public financing.
Total
Raised
$ 1,689,271
(
28
% of all $$$ raised in this race)
Cash On Hand
$ 181,122
(
8
% of available $$$ in this race)
DC
Dollars
$ 1,638,213
(
97
% from local or public dollars)
Endorsements
MORE
LESS

> DC for Democracy
> Washington Teacher's Union
> Our Revolution DC
> Working Families Party (DC)
> DC Latino Caucus
> Jews United for Justice
> Capital Stonewall Democrats
> DC Nurses Association
> National Assoc. of Social Workers (DC)
> AFGE Local 1975
> AFSCME District Council 20
> AFGE Local 1975

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Muriel Bowser assumed office in 2015. Though the city has seen an expansion of housing and city services since 2015, her Administration has largely ignored civic and community activists in the city. Her Administration's approach to governing has favored elite and capital interests in the city. Her influence over the Council is weaker than it has been in her tenure.
Where They Stand
MORE
LESS
Initiative 82
Raising the tipped wage
Ballot measure would end the sub-minimum wage paid to tipped workers in DC.
Learn More

Refused to sign I82 petition when asked in 2021, and publicly opposed I77 in 2018. Will support I82 if passed.

Expanding and Strengthening Rent Control
Expand rent control to new units, strengthen the yearly cap, and end vacancy loopholes.
Learn more

No clear position. Bowser has stacked government working groups with landlords and developers opposed to strengthening rent control.

Police Reform Commission
Findings
Adopt findings of the Police Reform Commission, to decentering police in building public safety.
Learn more

Plans to expand MPD to 4,000 officers. Opposes and MPD audit. Violently cleared encampments. Opposed removing cops from schools. Opposes decrim of sex work. Supports decrim of drug use and opening an overdose facility.

Public Power
Move towards municipalizing DC's energy grid and moving towards a Green New Deal for DC.
Learn more

No recorded position. Opposed Pepco-Exelon merger; pursued a negotiated settlement with Pepco to ensure affordable rates for residents.

Campaign Funding
MORE
LESS
Candidate IS using public financing.
Candidate IS NOT using public financing.
Total
Raised
$ 3,901,593
(
65
% of all $$$ raised in this race)
Cash On Hand
$ 1,619,930
(
74
% of available $$$ in this race)
DC
Dollars
$ 3,665,922
(
94
% from local or public dollars)
Endorsements
MORE
LESS

> Greater Greater Washington
> SEIU 32BJ
> UNITE HERE Local 23
> UNITE HERE Local 25
> LIUNA
> Metro Washington Labor Council
> Teamsters
> DC Area Realtors
> Democrats for Education Reform

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Trayon White has made a name for himself as a representative for residents in Wards 7 and 8. Though his style is endearing to some, he has occasionally inflamed tensions across the city - most notably in 2018 when he spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories (for which he apologized). T. White has generally voted as an economic progressive while on the Council.
Where They Stand
MORE
LESS
Initiative 82
Raising the tipped wage
Ballot measure would end the sub-minimum wage paid to tipped workers in DC.
Learn More

Opposes raising the tipped wage. Voted to overturn the will of voters in 2018 despite Ward 8 voting 67-32 in favor of I77.

Expanding and Strengthening Rent Control
Expand rent control to new units, strengthen the yearly cap, and end vacancy loopholes.
Learn more

Co-introduced the Reclaim Rent Control platform in 2020 which failed to advance out of committee. DC's rent contorl laws were reauthorized in 2020 without being strengthened or expanded.

Police Reform Commission
Findings
Adopt findings of the Police Reform Commission, to decentering police in building public safety.
Learn more

Called for more investment into violence interruption programming. Opposed Mayor Bowser's violent encampment evictions. Voted to stop the removal of MPD from schools (despite previous support).

Public Power
Move towards municipalizing DC's energy grid and moving towards a Green New Deal for DC.
Learn more

No orientation towards public power observed. Co-introduced Green New Deal legislation to establish social housing and accelerate removal of lead pipes from DC.

Campaign Funding
MORE
LESS
Candidate IS using public financing.
Candidate IS NOT using public financing.
Total
Raised
$ 425,272
(
7
% of all $$$ raised in this race)
Cash On Hand
$ 383,759
(
18
% of available $$$ in this race)
DC
Dollars
$ 415,598
(
98
% from local or public dollars)
Endorsements
MORE
LESS

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James Butler has served as commissioner on ANC 5D, and has made housing the basis of his campaign. Professionally, Butler works to help community members navigate administrative hearings held by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the DC Commission on Human Rights. Once a practicing attorney, Butler consented to disbarment in 2009 for malpractice.
Where They Stand
MORE
LESS
Initiative 82
Raising the tipped wage
Ballot measure would end the sub-minimum wage paid to tipped workers in DC.
Learn More
Expanding and Strengthening Rent Control
Expand rent control to new units, strengthen the yearly cap, and end vacancy loopholes.
Learn more

Supports extending to newer units, dynamic dates. Opposes expanding to smaller bldgs. Supports reducing yrly increases. Supports elim vol agrmnts and lowering hardship petitions. Open to means testing.

Police Reform Commission
Findings
Adopt findings of the Police Reform Commission, to decentering police in building public safety.
Learn more

Does not support police divestment, wants to hire more police. Does not support decrim sex work or drug use.

Public Power
Move towards municipalizing DC's energy grid and moving towards a Green New Deal for DC.
Learn more

Signed the public power pledge.

Campaign Funding
MORE
LESS
Candidate IS using public financing.
Candidate IS NOT using public financing.
Total
Raised
$ 3,071
(
1
% of all $$$ raised in this race)
Cash On Hand
$ 306
(
1
% of available $$$ in this race)
DC
Dollars
$ 1,789
(
58
% from local or public dollars)
Endorsements
MORE
LESS

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[ CAMPAIGN
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[ SOCIAL
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Council Chair Election (Democratic Primary)
(2 candidates)
Democrat
Erin Palmer
Socialist backed
Progressive backed
Labor backed
Democrat
Phil Mendelson
Socialist backed
Progressive backed
Labor backed
Palmer is an ethics lawyer with a background in workplace compliance. Palmer aims to renew the Council's ethical standards and accountability to voters. Palmer's campaign has been powered by a network of community groups and activists who have been frustrated by the corruption and corporate influence that has stalled Council progress on issues facing DC's working class.
Where They Stand
MORE
LESS
Initiative 82
Raising the tipped wage
Ballot measure would end and raise the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers.
Learn more

Supports ending the subminimum wage. Wants to develop a Council that responds and respects ballot initiatives, referendums, and voter demands.

Expanding and Strengthening Rent Control
Expand rent control to new units, strengthen the yearly cap, and end vacancy loopholes.
Learn more

Supports strengthening and expanding rent control, including to newer units. Opposes means testing rent control, which would destroy the tool. Believes housing policy should satisfy housing as a human right.

Police Reform Commission
Findings
Adopt findings of the Police Reform Commission, to decentering police in building public safety.
Learn more

Supports implementing findings of the PRC, including decrim sex work and drug possession, and establishing overdose prevention facilities. Wants better protocols in the Council for proper oversight of jails and MPD.

Public Power
Move towards municipalizing DC's energy grid and moving towards a Green New Deal for DC.
Learn more

Signed the public power pledge.  Supports GND legislation introduced by activists in the District.

Campaign Funding
MORE
LESS
Candidate IS using public financing.
Candidate IS NOT using public financing.
Total
Raised
$ 485,969
(
38
% of all $$$ raised in this race)
Cash On Hand
$ 92,519
(
23
% of available $$$ in this race)
DC 
Dollars
$ 479,736
(
99
% from local or public dollars)
Endorsements
MORE
LESS

> DC for Democracy
> DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition
> Washington Teachers' Union
> Our Revolution DC
> Working Families Party (DC)
> DC Latino Caucus
> Jews United for Justice
> Greater Greater Washington
> Capital Stonewall Democrats
> DC Women in Politics
> Nat'll Assoc of Social Workers

[ CAMPAIGN
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[ SOCIAL
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Elected to office in 1998, Mendelson has approached local politics as a technocrat. Though occasionally an ally to local labor formations, Mendelson is more closely aligned with business and developer networks in the city. He has frequently abused and exploited his authority to appoint committee chairs on the Council to empower conservative and capital-friendly interests.
Where They Stand
MORE
LESS
Initiative 82
Raising the tipped wage
Ballot measure would end and raise the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers.
Learn more

Did not support I77 and engineered the repeal. Failed to fund legislation to address concerns wage theft for tipped workers. Would not overturn I82, but does not support it.

Expanding and Strengthening Rent Control
Expand rent control to new units, strengthen the yearly cap, and end vacancy loopholes.
Learn more

Leveraged position as Council Chair to stop the RRC platform. Booted Councilmembers who introduced rent control legislation. Does not support expanding rent control. Does not support means testing rent control.

Police Reform Commission
Findings
Adopt findings of the Police Reform Commission, to decentering police in building public safety.
Learn more

Does not support divestment. Supports decrim drug possession and use, does not support a drug treatment center or decriminalizing sex work. Voted to keep police in schools. Supported Bowser's violent encampment evictions.

Public Power
Move towards municipalizing DC's energy grid and moving towards a Green New Deal for DC.
Learn more

Has previously been criticized for voting on matters involving Pepco due to his stock holdings in the company.

Campaign Funding
MORE
LESS
Candidate IS using public financing.
Candidate IS NOT using public financing.
Total
Raised
$ 779,465
(
62
% of all $$$ raised in this race)
Cash On Hand
$ 316,242
(
77
% of available $$$ in this race)
DC 
Dollars
$ 371,701
(
48
% from local or public dollars)
Endorsements
MORE
LESS

> AFGE 1975
> SEIU 32BJ, 1199 and 26
> UFCW 400
> UNITE HERE 25
> LIUNA
> DC Firefighters Assoc 36
> IBEW 26
> Metro DC Building Trades Council
> AFL-CIO Labor Council
> DC Association of Realtors

[ CAMPAIGN
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[ SOCIAL
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Ward 1 Council Election (Democratic Primary)
(3 candidates)
Democrat
Brianne Nadeau
Socialist backed
Progressive backed
Labor backed
Democrat
Salah Czapary
Socialist backed
Progressive backed
Labor backed
Democrat
Sabel Harris
Socialist backed
Progressive backed
Labor backed
Nadeau has been an ally and advocate for immigrant, labor and tenant organizations while on the Council, anchoring DC's progressive bloc. Nadeau has introduced and supported legislation designed to address systemic issues faced by DC's working class such as protecting TOPA rights, ending stop and frisk, extending voting rights to immigrants, expanding rent control, and decriminalizing street vending.
Where They Stand
MORE
LESS
Initiative 82
Raising the tipped wage
Ballot measure would end the sub-minimum wage paid to tipped workers in DC.
Learn more

Did not support I77, but voted against repeal of initiative (I77 passed 57-43 in Ward 1). Has stated support for I82, and opposes overturning a referendum.

Expanding and Strengthening Rent Control
Expand rent control to new units, strengthen the yearly cap, and end vacancy loopholes.
Learn more

Introduced the Reclaim Rent Control platform in the Council in 2020. Supports dynamic expansion of rent control. Supports expanding rent control to smaller bldgs. Skeptical of means-testing RC units.

Police Reform Commission
Findings
Adopt findings of the Police Reform Commission, to decentering police in building public safety.
Learn more

Voiced support for MPD divestment, but open to increasing force size. Co-introduced legislation to decrim sex work. Supports drug decrim and a drug treatment center. Led effort to halt encampment evictions. Voted to remove cops from schools.

Public Power
Move towards municipalizing DC's energy grid and moving towards a Green New Deal for DC.
Learn more

Signed the public power pledge and committed to aiding in advancing legislation. Co-introduced legislation to est social housing and accelerate lead pipe removal.

Campaign Funding
MORE
LESS
Candidate IS using public financing.
Candidate IS NOT using public financing.
Total
Raised
$ 217,641
(
41
% of all $$$ raised in this race)
Cash On Hand
$ 14,779
(
18
% of available $$$ in this race)
DC
Dollars
$ 203,275
(
94
% from local or public dollars)
Endorsements
MORE
LESS

> DC for Democracy
> DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition
> Washington Teachers' Union
> Working Families Party (DC)
> DC Latino Caucus
> Jews United for Justice
> Greater Greater Washington
> Capital Stonewall Democrats
> AFGE 1975, LIUNA and AFL-CIO Local
> SEIU 32BJ, 1199 and CIR
> UFCW 400, UNITE HERE 25
> Int'll Assoc of Firefighters 36
> Nurses United and NASW

[ CAMPAIGN
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[ SOCIAL
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Czapary lacks a serious platform and is running solely to rehabilitate the reputation of the police. Czapary worked for MPD as a street officer and as a special assistant to Chief Contee. Czapary has never voted in a Democratic primary and has a volunteer force composed of Republican operatives, realtors and school privatizers. Czapary's first campaign manager was a fellow for the far-right Claremont Institute.
Where They Stand
MORE
LESS
Initiative 82
Raising the tipped wage
Ballot measure would end the sub-minimum wage paid to tipped workers in DC.
Learn more
Expanding and Strengthening Rent Control
Expand rent control to new units, strengthen the yearly cap, and end vacancy loopholes.
Learn more

Unable to explain housing policy in detail (and a tenant housing forum early). Stresses home ownership to solve housing unaffordability (an anti-rent control non-sequitur). Actively avoids discussing position on rent control.

Police Reform Commission
Findings
Adopt findings of the Police Reform Commission, to decentering police in building public safety.
Learn more

Has consistently emphasized the need to expand DC's police force and budget in defiance of the PRC's findings. Supports decriminalizing sex work and drug use. Supports Mayor Bowser's violent encampment evictions.

Public Power
Move towards municipalizing DC's energy grid and moving towards a Green New Deal for DC.
Learn more

No orientation observed.

Campaign Funding
MORE
LESS
Candidate IS using public financing.
Candidate IS NOT using public financing.
Total
Raised
$ 208,998
(
39
% of all $$$ raised in this race)
Cash On Hand
$ 14,869
(
18
% of available $$$ in this race)
DC
Dollars
$ 201,786
(
97
% from local or public dollars)
Endorsements
MORE
LESS

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[ CAMPAIGN
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[ SOCIAL
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Harris is a marketer and eight-year resident of DC who is running on her experience representing U Street residents on ANC1B. Harris has criticized the incumbent for her approach to constituent services and for focusing on "fluffy" legislation on the Council - though Harris shares many of the same positions on city-wide reforms.
Where They Stand
MORE
LESS
Initiative 82
Raising the tipped wage
Ballot measure would end the sub-minimum wage paid to tipped workers in DC.
Learn more

Will respect the will of voters and opposes overturning ballot initiatives. Indicated support for a business subsidy to address business concerns.

Expanding and Strengthening Rent Control
Expand rent control to new units, strengthen the yearly cap, and end vacancy loopholes.
Learn more

Indicated support for adopting elements of the RRC platform. Supports dynamic expansion of rent control. Supports expanding rent control to smaller bldgs. Open to means-testing rent control.

Police Reform Commission
Findings
Adopt findings of the Police Reform Commission, to decentering police in building public safety.
Learn more

Supports diverting funding from MPD, does not support more officers,. Has criticized incumbent for failing to coordinate with MPD. Supports decrim of sex work and drug use, supports establishing a drug treatment center.

Public Power
Move towards municipalizing DC's energy grid and moving towards a Green New Deal for DC.
Learn more

Signed the public power pledge, and supports GND legislation introduced by activists in the District.

Campaign Funding
MORE
LESS
Candidate IS using public financing.
Candidate IS NOT using public financing.
Total
Raised
$ 102,501
(
19
% of all $$$ raised in this race)
Cash On Hand
$ 51,137
(
63
% of available $$$ in this race)
DC
Dollars
$ 99,171
(
97
% from local or public dollars)
Endorsements
MORE
LESS

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[ CAMPAIGN
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[ SOCIAL
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Ward 3 Council Election (Democratic Primary)
(9 candidates)
Democrat
Beau Finley
Socialist backed
Progressive backed
Labor backed
Democrat
Matthew Frumin
Socialist backed
Progressive backed
Labor backed
Democrat
Ben Bergmann
Socialist backed
Progressive backed
Labor backed
Democrat
Eric Goulet
Socialist backed
Progressive backed
Labor backed
Democrat
Tricia Duncan
Socialist backed
Progressive backed
Labor backed
Democrat
Phil Thomas
Socialist backed
Progressive backed
Labor backed
Democrat
Monte Monash
Socialist backed
Progressive backed
Labor backed
Democrat
Deirdre Brown
Socialist backed
Progressive backed
Labor backed
Democrat
Henry Cohen
Socialist backed
Progressive backed
Labor backed
Union leader and employee rights attorney Beau Finley is running on a left-labor-progressive platform that is novel for Ward 3. Through his professional, community service, and elected experience, Beau has been a reliable advocate for tenants, working-class, and low-income people in DC and elsewhere.
Where They Stand
MORE
LESS
Initiative 82
Raising the tipped wage
Ballot measure would end the sub-minimum wage paid to tipped workers in DC.
Learn more

Supports repealing the subminimum wage and raising the subminimum wage by passing Initiative 82.

Expanding and Strengthening Rent Control
Expand rent control to new units, strengthen the yearly cap, and end vacancy loopholes.
Learn more

Stresses the need to expand and strengthen rent control, citing the Reclaim Rent Control platform specifically as a model for expanding rent control. Supports expanding rent control for four-unit buildings.

Police Reform Commission
Findings
Adopt findings of the Police Reform Commission, to decentering police in building public safety.
Learn more

Supports decriminalizing sex work and drug use. Supports establishing drug treatment centers. Cites community reinvestment as necessary to addressing community violence. Fully supports recommendations of police reform commission.

Public Power
Move towards municipalizing DC's energy grid and moving towards a Green New Deal for DC.
Learn more

No orientation towards public power observed. Supports GND legislation introduced by activists in the District.

Campaign Funding
MORE
LESS
Candidate IS using public financing.
Candidate IS NOT using public financing.
Total
Raised
$ 106,380
(
10
% of all $$$ raised in this race)
Cash On Hand
$ 14,212
(
10
% of available $$$ in this race)
Local Funds
$ 99,597
(
93
% from local or public dollars)
Endorsements
MORE
LESS

> Cleveland Park Smart Growth

[ CAMPAIGN
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[ SOCIAL
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Attorney Matt Frumin is running as the consensus center-left candidate in the race. Frumin has cited education reform as the core issue animating his candidacy - though Frumin seeks to occupy the middle-ground between organized labor and charter-school advocates in the city.
Where They Stand
MORE
LESS
Initiative 82
Raising the tipped wage
Ballot measure would end the sub-minimum wage paid to tipped workers in DC.
Learn more

Supports repealing the subminimum wage and raising the subminimum wage by passing Initiative 82.

Expanding and Strengthening Rent Control
Expand rent control to new units, strengthen the yearly cap, and end vacancy loopholes.
Learn more

Supports expanding rent control to newer units.  Opposes expanding rent control to four-unit buildings.

Police Reform Commission
Findings
Adopt findings of the Police Reform Commission, to decentering police in building public safety.
Learn more

Supports embracing police reform commission findings. Supports police-free schools. Thinks sex work decrim should be left to public referendum. Supports establishing an overdose prevention facility and decrim drug possession.

Public Power
Move towards municipalizing DC's energy grid and moving towards a Green New Deal for DC.
Learn more

No orientation towards public power identified. Supports GND legislation introduced by activists in the District.

Campaign Funding
MORE
LESS
Candidate IS using public financing.
Candidate IS NOT using public financing.
Total
Raised
$ 205,801
(
20
% of all $$$ raised in this race)
Cash On Hand
$ 67,674
(
20
% of available $$$ in this race)
Local Funds
$ 201,390
(
98
% from local or public dollars)
Endorsements
MORE
LESS

> DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition
> Washington Teachers' Union
> Jews United for Justice
> Greater Greater Washington
> SEIU 32BJ
> DC Firefighters Association

[ CAMPAIGN
]
[ SOCIAL
]
Attorney and ANC Commissioner Ben Bergmann is running on a platform appealing to Ward 3 progressives and urbanists. Bergman suspended his campaign on 6/14 and endorsed Matt Frumin in order to consolidate votes against right-wing opponents in the race.
Where They Stand
MORE
LESS
Initiative 82
Raising the tipped wage
Ballot measure would end the sub-minimum wage paid to tipped workers in DC.
Learn more

Supports repealing the tipped minimum wage.

Expanding and Strengthening Rent Control
Expand rent control to new units, strengthen the yearly cap, and end vacancy loopholes.
Learn more
Police Reform Commission
Findings
Adopt findings of the Police Reform Commission, to decentering police in building public safety.
Learn more

Supports decriminalizing sex work with caveats. Supports establishing overdose protection facilities and decriminalizing drug possession. Supports moving away from mass incarceration, but is reluctant to support police defunding.

Public Power
Move towards municipalizing DC's energy grid and moving towards a Green New Deal for DC.
Learn more

No orientation found.

Campaign Funding
MORE
LESS
Candidate IS using public financing.
Candidate IS NOT using public financing.
Total
Raised
$ 98,954
(
10
% of all $$$ raised in this race)
Cash On Hand
$ 23,372
(
10
% of available $$$ in this race)
Local Funds
$ 90,780
(
92
% from local or public dollars)
Endorsements
MORE
LESS
[ CAMPAIGN
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[ SOCIAL
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A longtime staffer for conservative Councilmember Vincent Gray, Eric is running on a vague platform meant to appeal to Ward 3's wealthy and conservative residents. Eric has been endorsed by capital interests in the city and would pivot Ward 3's representation on the Council decidedly right.
Where They Stand
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LESS
Initiative 82
Raising the tipped wage
Ballot measure would end the sub-minimum wage paid to tipped workers in DC.
Learn more

Does not support I82, unclear if he would try to overturn the will of voters.

Expanding and Strengthening Rent Control
Expand rent control to new units, strengthen the yearly cap, and end vacancy loopholes.
Learn more

Strongly opposed to expanding and strengthening rent control. Has made racist, classist comments about recipients of housing vouchers in the city, and has proposed isolating voucher holders in specific sites.

Police Reform Commission
Findings
Adopt findings of the Police Reform Commission, to decentering police in building public safety.
Learn more

Endorsed by the DC Police Union. Wants to dramatically add more police to 4,000 officers. Unclear positions on drug and sex decriminalization.

Public Power
Move towards municipalizing DC's energy grid and moving towards a Green New Deal for DC.
Learn more

No orientation found.

Campaign Funding
MORE
LESS
Candidate IS using public financing.
Candidate IS NOT using public financing.
Total
Raised
$ 134,305
(
16
% of all $$$ raised in this race)
Cash On Hand
$ 34,127
(
16
% of available $$$ in this race)
Local Funds
$ 129,770
(
98
% from local or public dollars)
Endorsements
MORE
LESS

> AFGE Local 1975
> Small Multifamily Homeowners Association
> DC Association of Realtors
> DC Police Union
> Democrats for Education Reform

[ CAMPAIGN
]
[ SOCIAL
]
Palisades resident Tricia Duncan is running as a standard liberal, mirroring the policies of her predecessor Mary Cheh (who has endorsed Tricia). Duncan suspended her campaign on 6/14 and endorsed Matt Frumin in order to consolidate votes against right-wing opponents in the race.
Where They Stand
MORE
LESS
Initiative 82
Raising the tipped wage
Ballot measure would end the sub-minimum wage paid to tipped workers in DC.
Learn more
Expanding and Strengthening Rent Control
Expand rent control to new units, strengthen the yearly cap, and end vacancy loopholes.
Learn more

Unclear positioning on broad expansion of rent control, supports means testing housing support. Supports expanding to newer units.

Police Reform Commission
Findings
Adopt findings of the Police Reform Commission, to decentering police in building public safety.
Learn more

Supports decriminalizing sex work and drug possession, and establishing an overdose prevention facility. Open to reallocating MPD funding. Supports increasing size of the force to 4,000.

Public Power
Move towards municipalizing DC's energy grid and moving towards a Green New Deal for DC.
Learn more

No orientation found.

Campaign Funding
MORE
LESS
Candidate IS using public financing.
Candidate IS NOT using public financing.
Total
Raised
$ 139,138
(
13
% of all $$$ raised in this race)
Cash On Hand
$ 27,674
(
13
% of available $$$ in this race)
Local Funds
$ 136,725
(
98
% from local or public dollars)
Endorsements
MORE
LESS

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[ CAMPAIGN
]
[ SOCIAL
]
Palisades resident and former elementary school teacher Phil Thomas is a public advocate with a history of civic engagement in the neighborhood. Phil served in the Bowser Administration, on the Executive Board of the Palisades Citizens Association, and two terms as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner. He would likely act as a cypher for Mayor Bowser on the Council.
Where They Stand
MORE
LESS
Initiative 82
Raising the tipped wage
Ballot measure would end the sub-minimum wage paid to tipped workers in DC.
Learn more
Expanding and Strengthening Rent Control
Expand rent control to new units, strengthen the yearly cap, and end vacancy loopholes.
Learn more

Broadly opposed to strengthened of rent control. Opposes expanding rent control to newer units. Supports reducing yearly rent controls.

Police Reform Commission
Findings
Adopt findings of the Police Reform Commission, to decentering police in building public safety.
Learn more

Supports more police. Unclear position on sex decriminalization. Supports establishing an overdose prevention facility. Supports decriminalizing drug possession.

Public Power
Move towards municipalizing DC's energy grid and moving towards a Green New Deal for DC.
Learn more

No orientation found.

Campaign Funding
MORE
LESS
Candidate IS using public financing.
Candidate IS NOT using public financing.
Total
Raised
$ 130,204
(
13
% of all $$$ raised in this race)
Cash On Hand
$ 28,348
(
13
% of available $$$ in this race)
Local Funds
$ 127,629
(
98
% from local or public dollars)
Endorsements
MORE
LESS

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[ CAMPAIGN
]
[ SOCIAL
]
K Street lobbyist for pharmaceuticals and big corporations, Monte Monash has a long history as a Republican (registered as recently as January 2022). She has a deep record of ties to neo-conservative henchmen of George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan. She has close ties to Mayor Bowser and has a platform to match.
Where They Stand
MORE
LESS
Initiative 82
Raising the tipped wage
Ballot measure would end the sub-minimum wage paid to tipped workers in DC.
Learn more

Has no public position.

Expanding and Strengthening Rent Control
Expand rent control to new units, strengthen the yearly cap, and end vacancy loopholes.
Learn more

Supports expanding rent control to newer units.

Police Reform Commission
Findings
Adopt findings of the Police Reform Commission, to decentering police in building public safety.
Learn more

Supports increasing the size of MPD to 4,000 officers.

Public Power
Move towards municipalizing DC's energy grid and moving towards a Green New Deal for DC.
Learn more

Monte's consulting firm represented Pepco in the past. Leveraged Pepco connections to develop propaganda for the company.

Campaign Funding
MORE
LESS
Candidate IS using public financing.
Candidate IS NOT using public financing.
Total
Raised
$ 146,709
(
14
% of all $$$ raised in this race)
Cash On Hand
$ 44,975
(
14
% of available $$$ in this race)
Local Funds
$ 135,215
(
93
% from local or public dollars)
Endorsements
MORE
LESS

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[ CAMPAIGN
]
[ SOCIAL
]
Palisades resident Deidre Brown is a local realtor with deep tethers to the real-estate industry. She touts her experience as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner and defense lawyer as qualification for her candidacy.
Where They Stand
MORE
LESS
Initiative 82
Raising the tipped wage
Ballot measure would end the sub-minimum wage paid to tipped workers in DC.
Learn more
Expanding and Strengthening Rent Control
Expand rent control to new units, strengthen the yearly cap, and end vacancy loopholes.
Learn more

Opposed to expanding rent control. Opposes expanding rent control to four unit buildings.

Police Reform Commission
Findings
Adopt findings of the Police Reform Commission, to decentering police in building public safety.
Learn more

Does not support divesting from MPD. Supports increasing size of the force to 4,000 officers. Supports decriminalizing sex work, drug possession, and establishing an overdose prevention facility. Supports removing police from schools.

Public Power
Move towards municipalizing DC's energy grid and moving towards a Green New Deal for DC.
Learn more

No orientation observed.

Campaign Funding
MORE
LESS
Candidate IS using public financing.
Candidate IS NOT using public financing.
Total
Raised
$ 79,539
(
8
% of all $$$ raised in this race)
Cash On Hand
$ 8,654
(
8
% of available $$$ in this race)
Local Funds
$ 5,520
(
7
% from local or public dollars)
Endorsements
MORE
LESS

> DC Women in Politics

[ CAMPAIGN
]
[ SOCIAL
]
High-schooler Henry Cohen is running a populist campaign for the Council, injecting youthful perspective into political debates and challenging crypto-conservatives hiding in DC's Democratic Party. Cohen suspended his campaign on 6/14 and endorsed Matt Frumin in order to consolidate votes against right-wing opponents in the race.
Where They Stand
MORE
LESS
Initiative 82
Raising the tipped wage
Ballot measure would end the sub-minimum wage paid to tipped workers in DC.
Learn more
Expanding and Strengthening Rent Control
Expand rent control to new units, strengthen the yearly cap, and end vacancy loopholes.
Learn more

Supports expanding and strengthening rent control broadly. Supports expanding rent control to newer units.

Police Reform Commission
Findings
Adopt findings of the Police Reform Commission, to decentering police in building public safety.
Learn more

Supports "depackaging" the police. Does not support increasing the size of the force to 4,000 officers.

Public Power
Move towards municipalizing DC's energy grid and moving towards a Green New Deal for DC.
Learn more

No orientation towards public power observed. Supports GND legislation introduced by activists in the District.

Campaign Funding
MORE
LESS
Candidate IS using public financing.
Candidate IS NOT using public financing.
Total
Raised
$ 0
(
0
% of all $$$ raised in this race)
Cash On Hand
$ 0
(
0
% of available $$$ in this race)
Local Funds
$ 0
(
0
% from local or public dollars)
Endorsements
MORE
LESS

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[ CAMPAIGN
]
[ SOCIAL
]
Ward 5 Council Election (Democratic Primary)
(7 candidates)
Democrat
Zachary Parker
DSA backed
Progressive backed
Labor backed
Democrat
Faith Gibson-Hubbard
DSA backed
Progressive backed
Labor backed
Democrat
Vincent Orange
DSA backed
Progressive backed
Labor backed
Democrat
Gordon Fletcher
DSA backed
Progressive backed
Labor backed
Parker's campaign is powered by an alliance of labor, progressive, and community activists in Ward 5 pining to anchor a working-class bloc on the Council. Parker was elected to represent Ward 5 on the DC Board of Education in 2018 after working for eight years in non-profits that support DC's public school students.
Where They Stand
MORE
LESS
Initiative 82
Raising the tipped wage
Ballot measure would end the sub-minimum wage paid to tipped workers in DC.
Learn more

Supports repealing the subminimum wage and raising the subminimum wage by passing Initiative 82.

Expanding and Strengthening Rent Control
Expand rent control to new units, strengthen the yearly cap, and end vacancy loopholes.
Learn more

Supports expansion and strengthening of rent control as a mode for creating affordable housing for DC's working class. Supports expanding rent control to newer and smaller bldgs, establishing a dynamic date.

Police Reform Commission
Findings
Adopt findings of the Police Reform Commission, to decentering police in building public safety.
Learn more

Supports decriminalizing sex work and drug possession, and establishing a 24/7 drug treatment center. Supports full recommendations of the reform commission and supports a full audit of the force.

Public Power
Move towards municipalizing DC's energy grid and moving towards a Green New Deal for DC.
Learn more

Signed the public power pledge and has rallied to motivate action. Supports legislation to build social housing and accelerate lead pipe removal.

Campaign Funding
MORE
LESS
Candidate IS using public financing.
Candidate IS NOT using public financing.
Total
Raised
$ 342,620
(
35
% of all $$$ raised in this race)
Cash On Hand
$ 113,927
(
62
% of available $$$ in this race)
DC Dollars
$ 327,868
(
95
% from local or public dollars)
Endorsements
MORE
LESS

> Metro DC Democratic Socialists
> DC for Democracy
> DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition
> Sunrise Movement DC
> Washington Teachers' Union
> Our Revolution DC
> Working Families Party (DC)
> Jews United for Justice
> Greater Greater Washington
> Capital Stonewall Democrats
> SEIU 32BJ, 1199 and CIR
> UFCW 400, UNITE HERE 25, LIUNA
> Firefighters' Assoc and AFL-CIO

[ CAMPAIGN
]
[ SOCIAL
]
Hubbard has served in Mayor Bowser's administration, most recently as Chief Student Advocate. Boosted by the same political networks behind the Mayor, she is expected to adopt a similar, elite-driven approach to governance and policy development.
Where They Stand
MORE
LESS
Initiative 82
Raising the tipped wage
Ballot measure would end the sub-minimum wage paid to tipped workers in DC.
Learn more

Supports ending the tipped minimum wage.

Expanding and Strengthening Rent Control
Expand rent control to new units, strengthen the yearly cap, and end vacancy loopholes.
Learn more

Is open to strengthening rent control and expanding rent control to newer buildings (but has provided varying answers in other forums). Wants to means-testing rent control.

Police Reform Commission
Findings
Adopt findings of the Police Reform Commission, to decentering police in building public safety.
Learn more

Supports adding up to 4,000 MPD officers. Does not support decrim sex work. Supports Mayor Bowser's violent encampment evictions. Supports drug decrim and establishing a 24/7 drug treatment center.

Public Power
Move towards municipalizing DC's energy grid and moving towards a Green New Deal for DC.
Learn more

No orientation observed.

Campaign Funding
MORE
LESS
Candidate IS using public financing.
Candidate IS NOT using public financing.
Total
Raised
$ 265,113
(
27
% of all $$$ raised in this race)
Cash On Hand
$ 43,930
(
24
% of available $$$ in this race)
DC Dollars
$ 252,416
(
95
% from local or public dollars)
Endorsements
MORE
LESS

> DC Women in Politics

[ CAMPAIGN
]
[ SOCIAL
]
Orange previously served on the Council, representing Ward 5 and as an At-Large member. Orange was charged with conflict of interest violations over employment at the Chamber of Commerce, though Orange has a long history of additional scandals. Orange has been resistant to raising taxes on wealthy residents to pay for expanded social services and free transportation.
Where They Stand
MORE
LESS
Initiative 82
Raising the tipped wage
Ballot measure would end the sub-minimum wage paid to tipped workers in DC.
Learn more
Expanding and Strengthening Rent Control
Expand rent control to new units, strengthen the yearly cap, and end vacancy loopholes.
Learn more

Vague on strengthening rent control and was unwilling to commit to expanding rent control to new units. Given connections to the business lobby and realtor associations in the city, should take commitments with caution.

Police Reform Commission
Findings
Adopt findings of the Police Reform Commission, to decentering police in building public safety.
Learn more
Public Power
Move towards municipalizing DC's energy grid and moving towards a Green New Deal for DC.
Learn more

Served as regional vice-president of Pepco, has close ties to corporate lobbyists. Voted to gut funding to study study creation of a public power utility.

Campaign Funding
MORE
LESS
Candidate IS using public financing.
Candidate IS NOT using public financing.
Total
Raised
$ 187,025
(
19
% of all $$$ raised in this race)
Cash On Hand
$ 9,917
(
5
% of available $$$ in this race)
DC Dollars
$ 180,482
(
97
% from local or public dollars)
Endorsements
MORE
LESS

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[ CAMPAIGN
]
[ SOCIAL
]
Fletcher served as an ANC member of the Ward 5 North Michigan Park neighborhood and chair of the Ward 5 Democrats. Born in Jamaica, Fletcher moved to DC as a teenager and has lived in the District for the majority of his adult life.
Where They Stand
MORE
LESS
Initiative 82
Raising the tipped wage
Ballot measure would end the sub-minimum wage paid to tipped workers in DC.
Learn more

Would not vote to overturn Initiative 82.

Expanding and Strengthening Rent Control
Expand rent control to new units, strengthen the yearly cap, and end vacancy loopholes.
Learn more
Police Reform Commission
Findings
Adopt findings of the Police Reform Commission, to decentering police in building public safety.
Learn more

Has evaded clear positioning on subject of police and policing. Supports "community" policing and expanding funding for MPD and supports building up to Bowser's proposal of 4,000 officers.

Public Power
Move towards municipalizing DC's energy grid and moving towards a Green New Deal for DC.
Learn more

No orientation towards public power observed. Supports GND legislation introduced by activists in the District.

Campaign Funding
MORE
LESS
Candidate IS using public financing.
Candidate IS NOT using public financing.
Total
Raised
$ 186,169
(
19
% of all $$$ raised in this race)
Cash On Hand
$ 14,992
(
8
% of available $$$ in this race)
DC Dollars
$ 176,981
(
95
% from local or public dollars)
Endorsements
MORE
LESS

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[ CAMPAIGN
]
[ SOCIAL
]
Ward 6 Council Election (Democratic Primary)
(1 candidates)
Democrat
Charles Allen
Socialist backed
Progressive backed
Labor backed
Charles Allen has represented Ward 6 since 2015, operating as a reliable, if skittish progressive. As chair of the Judiciary Committee, Allen has acted as an honest broker for activists calling for dramatic departures from the police and policing systems. Allen has introduced signature legislation to provide Metro transit stipends to District residents.
Where They Stand
MORE
LESS
Initiative 82
Raising the tipped wage
Ballot measure would end the sub-minimum wage paid to tipped workers in DC.
Learn more

Supports I82 and voted against the repeal of I77 in 2018.

Expanding and Strengthening Rent Control
Expand rent control to new units, strengthen the yearly cap, and end vacancy loopholes.
Learn more

Supports pegging rent control to a dynamic date and applying to newer buildings.

Police Reform Commission
Findings
Adopt findings of the Police Reform Commission, to decentering police in building public safety.
Learn more

Vague positions on decrim sex work and drug possession. Supports an overdose prevention facility. Vague position on MPD divestment. Has provided space for Defund activists in police budget hearings. Supported Bowser's violent encampment evictions.

Public Power
Move towards municipalizing DC's energy grid and moving towards a Green New Deal for DC.
Learn more

No orientation towards public power observed. Supports GND legislation introduced by activists in the District.

Campaign Funding
MORE
LESS
Candidate IS using public financing.
Candidate IS NOT using public financing.
Total
Raised
$ 174,531
(
100
% of all $$$ raised in this race)
Cash On Hand
$ 125,167
(
100
% of available $$$ in this race)
DC
Dollars
$ 172,666
(
99
% from local or public dollars)
Endorsements
MORE
LESS

> DC for Democracy
> DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition
> Washington Teachers' Union
> Working Families Party
> Jews United for Justice
> Greater Greater Washington
> UNITE HERE 25
> UFCW 400
> LIUNA
> DC Association of Realtors

[ CAMPAIGN
]
[ SOCIAL
]
At-Large Council Election (Democratic Primary)
(4 candidates)
Democrat
Lisa Gore
Socialist backed
Progressive backed
Labor backed
Democrat
Dexter Williams
Socialist backed
Progressive backed
Labor backed
Democrat
Anita Bonds
Socialist backed
Progressive backed
Labor backed
Democrat
Nate Fleming
Socialist backed
Progressive backed
Labor backed
Drawing from her background as an investigator for the Housing and Urban Development, Gore is running to bring stronger oversight to DC's housing policies and production funds. Gore alleges that struggles with affordable housing in the District have been frustrated by incumbent Anita Bonds' failure to properly oversee the District Council's housing committee.
Where They Stand
MORE
LESS
Initiative 82
Raising the tipped wage
Ballot measure would end the sub-minimum wage paid to tipped workers in DC.
Learn more

Supports initiative 82 and ending the sub-minimum wage.

Expanding and Strengthening Rent Control
Expand rent control to new units, strengthen the yearly cap, and end vacancy loopholes.
Learn more

Supports strengthening and expanding rent control and tenant protections. Supports eliminating voluntary agreements and hardship petitions. Skeptical of means testing rent control.

Police Reform Commission
Findings
Adopt findings of the Police Reform Commission, to decentering police in building public safety.
Learn more

Supports police divestment and removing police from schools. Supports decriminalizing sex work, drug possession, and establishing an overdose facility.

Public Power
Move towards municipalizing DC's energy grid and moving towards a Green New Deal for DC.
Learn more

Signed on to We Power DC's public power pledge. Supports GND legislation introduced by activists in the District.

Campaign Funding
MORE
LESS
Candidate IS using public financing.
Candidate IS NOT using public financing.
Total
Raised
$ 157,156
(
23
% of all $$$ raised in this race)
Cash On Hand
$ 16,073
(
5
% of available $$$ in this race)
DC
Dollars
$ 151,322
(
98
% from local or public dollars)
Endorsements
MORE
LESS

> DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition
> Working Families Party
> Greater Greater Washington

[ CAMPAIGN
]
[ SOCIAL
]
Dexter has experience working in local government in the office of Robert White, and federal politics with Maryland Senator Ben Cardin. Dexter is running on a broadly progressive platform and cites his legislative experience as qualification for representing the District at-large.
Where They Stand
MORE
LESS
Initiative 82
Raising the tipped wage
Ballot measure would end the sub-minimum wage paid to tipped workers in DC.
Learn more
Expanding and Strengthening Rent Control
Expand rent control to new units, strengthen the yearly cap, and end vacancy loopholes.
Learn more

Supports expanding rent control to newer units, limit yearly increases.

Police Reform Commission
Findings
Adopt findings of the Police Reform Commission, to decentering police in building public safety.
Learn more

Supports expanding jobs to reduce crime and divesting from police. Uncommitted to decrim sex work. Supports overdose prevention facilities and decrim drug possession.

Public Power
Move towards municipalizing DC's energy grid and moving towards a Green New Deal for DC.
Learn more

No observed position.

Campaign Funding
MORE
LESS
Candidate IS using public financing.
Candidate IS NOT using public financing.
Total
Raised
$ 142,625
(
21
% of all $$$ raised in this race)
Cash On Hand
$ 86,365
(
25
% of available $$$ in this race)
DC
Dollars
$ 140,332
(
99
% from local or public dollars)
Endorsements
MORE
LESS

> DC Latino Caucus
> Washington Teachers' Union

[ CAMPAIGN
]
[ SOCIAL
]
Through Bonds has shown flares of populism, she has acted as a conservative anchor on the Council. As chair of the Council's housing committee, Bonds has been a reliable cypher for real-estate and corporate interests. In 2020, she was largely responsible for halting a widely popular expansion of rent-control.
Where They Stand
MORE
LESS
Initiative 82
Raising the tipped wage
Ballot measure would end the sub-minimum wage paid to tipped workers in DC.
Learn more

Voted to repeal initiative 77 in 2018, overturning the decision of voters. Now claims to support ending the sub-minimum wage.

Expanding and Strengthening Rent Control
Expand rent control to new units, strengthen the yearly cap, and end vacancy loopholes.
Learn more

As chair of the housing committee, failed to advance legislation to strengthen and expand rent control. Stalled and eventually killed the 2020 push to advance significant rent control expansion.

Police Reform Commission
Findings
Adopt findings of the Police Reform Commission, to decentering police in building public safety.
Learn more

Called for hiring more police and increasing presence. Voted to remove cops from school. Supported Bowser's violent encampment evictions. Co-introduced sex decrim bill in 2019. Supports drug decrim and establishing treatment facilities.

Public Power
Move towards municipalizing DC's energy grid and moving towards a Green New Deal for DC.
Learn more

Introduced a successful amendment to gut funding which would have studied the creation of a public power utility. Supports GND legislation.

Campaign Funding
MORE
LESS
Candidate IS using public financing.
Candidate IS NOT using public financing.
Total
Raised
$ 231,891
(
34
% of all $$$ raised in this race)
Cash On Hand
$ 222,052
(
63
% of available $$$ in this race)
DC
Dollars
$ 222,881
(
97
% from local or public dollars)
Endorsements
MORE
LESS

> LiUNA!
> DC Assoc. of Realtors
> Unite Here Local 25

[ CAMPAIGN
]
[ SOCIAL
]
​Fleming is running to leverage his experience working for Ward 8 in Trayon White's office to implement a progressive agenda on the Council.
Where They Stand
MORE
LESS
Initiative 82
Raising the tipped wage
Ballot measure would end the sub-minimum wage paid to tipped workers in DC.
Learn more

Supports ending the sub-minimum wage,

Expanding and Strengthening Rent Control
Expand rent control to new units, strengthen the yearly cap, and end vacancy loopholes.
Learn more

Supports expanding rent control. Will reintroduce the RRC platform immediately if elected. Supports eliminating voluntary agreements and reducing hardship petitions. Skeptical on means testing.

Police Reform Commission
Findings
Adopt findings of the Police Reform Commission, to decentering police in building public safety.
Learn more

Supports decrim sex work and drug possession, and establishing a drug treatment facility. Supports divesting from MPD to invest in programming that addresses root causes of violence.

Public Power
Move towards municipalizing DC's energy grid and moving towards a Green New Deal for DC.
Learn more

Signed We Power DC's public power pledge. Supports GND legislation introduced by activists in the District.

Campaign Funding
MORE
LESS
Candidate IS using public financing.
Candidate IS NOT using public financing.
Total
Raised
$ 147,799
(
22
% of all $$$ raised in this race)
Cash On Hand
$ 27,307
(
8
% of available $$$ in this race)
DC
Dollars
$ 131,653
(
89
% from local or public dollars)
Endorsements
MORE
LESS

> Jews United for Justice

[ CAMPAIGN
]
[ SOCIAL
]
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