Council of the District of Columbia

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Council of the District of Columbia
Coat of arms or logo
Phil Mendelson (D)
since June 13, 2012
Political groups
  •   Democratic (11)


AuthorityDistrict of Columbia Home Rule Act
Last election
November 3, 2020
Next election
November 8, 2022
Meeting place
John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

The Council of the District of Columbia is the legislative branch of the local government of the District of Columbia, in the United States.

Since 1973, the United States Congress has given certain powers to the council that would given state legislatures.

The council meets in the John A. Wilson Building in downtown Washington.

Members[change | change source]

Name Position Party Committee chaired[1] Took office Up for
Phil Mendelson Chairman Democratic The Whole 1999 2022
Anita Bonds At-large Democratic Housing and Executive Administration 2012 2022
Christina Henderson At-large Independent 2021 2024
Elissa Silverman At-large Independent Labor and Workforce Development 2015 2022
Robert White At-large Democratic Government Operations and Facilities 2016 2024
Brianne Nadeau Ward 1 Democratic Human Services 2015 2022
Brooke Pinto[2][3] Ward 2 Democratic 2020 2024
Mary Cheh Ward 3 Democratic Transportation and the Environment 2007 2022
Janeese Lewis George Ward 4 Democratic 2021 2024
Kenyan McDuffie Ward 5 Democratic Business and Economic Development 2012 2022
Charles Allen Ward 6 Democratic The Judiciary and Public Safety 2015 2022
Vincent C. Gray Ward 7 Democratic Health 2017 2024
Trayon White Ward 8 Democratic Recreation, Libraries and Youth Affairs 2017 2024

References[change | change source]

  1. "Committees for Council Period 23". Council of the District of Columbia. Archived from the original on 9 June 2021. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  2. Zauzmer, Julie (June 16, 2020). "Brooke Pinto leads the vote count in Ward 2 special election". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 18, 2020. Pinto is likely to win November's general election
  3. Zauzner, Julie (June 17, 2020). "Brooke Pinto wins Ward 2 D.C. Council race to serve the rest of this year". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 18, 2020.

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