for DC Council At-Large
Proven Champion for DC Families
Ed Lazere is an experienced leader who has fought for economic and racial justice in DC—and won. 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. Now, he’s running to bring bolder, more progressive leadership to the DC Council At‑Large.
Ed is proud to run as a Fair Elections candidate. He’s not taking any money from corporations, developers, or large-dollar donors to make sure the Council remains accountable only to DC residents.
Ed with his family in Brookland
Helping Families Stay in DC
My family has been lucky enough to live in this city for more than 30 years. Today, DC has the resources to stop displacement and lead on housing affordability. We need new leadership on the Council so we can move forward without leaving anyone behind or pushing anyone out.
Ed with his family in Brookland
Join the Movement for a More Progressive Council
Ed has the experience, the broad coalition of partners, and the commitment to justice that DC needs to become the more equitable city we all want and deserve. Join our effort to make it happen.
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Ed is taking $0 from corporations and special interests and relying on grassroots donations to power his campaign. Join our movement with any amount you can. Donations from DC residents will be matched 5 to 1 by DC’s new public financing program!
Ed is building a grassroots coalition to create a more equitable DC. He is proud to be endorsed by the following elected officials, organizations, and community leaders—representing all eight wards and fighting for key issues like racial justice, health care access, and statehood:
Salim K.T. Adofo
Rev. Ruth Hamilton
Ed moves to DC to work as an educator with the Higher Achievement Program
Ed and his wife Suzanne buy their home in Brookland
Ed and Suzanne enroll their oldest son in DC Public Schools
Ed puts his math skills to work on poverty advocacy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Ed helps launch the DC Fiscal Policy Institute (DCFPI) to make DC government responsive to the needs of low-income and working people
Ed helps lead the fight for Paid Family Leave and DC Council passes it into law — one of many fights Ed led as DCFPI director
Ed announces run for DC Council to build a more equitable city
Fighting and Winning for DC Families
Ed has led or partnered on successful efforts to:
Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis
How we deal with COVID-19 is an urgent matter of life and death and financial survival for many. The impacts of the crisis also will dominate DC budget and policy decisions long after the pandemic is over. Read more about Ed’s vision for what DC needs to do to protect DC families as we recover from this crisis:
Ed’s Vision for DC
Ed Lazere is running for DC Council At-Large to put racial and economic justice at the center of our agenda as a city.