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Community Endorsements

Ed is proud to be endorsed by community leaders from across the District. They represent all eight wards and reflect a range of backgrounds, including Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners, small business leaders, neighborhood activists, and leaders on issues like health equity, LGBTQ+ rights, statehood, disability rights and more.

Mustafa Abdul-Salaam

Ward 8

Salim K.T. Adofo

Ward 8

Chelsea Allinger

Ward 1

Ra Amin

Ward 5

Japer Bowles

Ward 1

Joanna Blotner

Ward 6

K. Travis Ballie

Ward 7

Jackie Blumenthal

Ward 3

Dale Brown

Ward 3

Tom Bridge

Ward 5

Todd Brogan

Ward 4

Joshua Burch

Ward 5

John Capozzi

Ward 7

Anne Cauman

Ward 3

Bonnie Cain

Ward 1

Rubie Coles

Ward 4

Sharece Crawford

Ward 8

Cyril Crocker

Ward 5

Cinque Culver

Ward 7

Bernie Demczuk

Ward 6

Damiana Dendy

Ward 1

Robin Diener

Ward 2

Adam Eidinger

Ward 2

Peter Edelman

Ward 3

Aiyi'nah Ford, Ward 8

“I’m endorsing Ed because I’ve had the pleasure of working with him first-hand. He’s been engaged with and committed to the most marginalized in this city for the entire 10 years we’ve known each other. He knows how to tackle the city budget because he does it every year.”

Aiyi'nah Ford

Ward 8

Jayme Epstein

Ward 3

Jarret Ferrier

Ward 3

Elizabeth Fox

Ward 3

Lynn C. French

Ward 1

Ivan Frishberg

Ward 6

Jonah Goodman

Ward 4

Barbara Green

Ward 3

John Green

Ward 1

Ted Guthrie

Ward 1

Jordan Grossman

Ward 2

Stanley Hallet

Ward 3

Tyrone Hanley

Ward 1

Rev. Ruth Hamilton

Ward 6

Rev. Ruth Hamilton, Ward 6

“I endorse Ed because he understands that budgets are moral documents and we share values for a just and equitable city.”

Rob Halligan, Ward 2

“We know Ed is fiscally responsible, an incrementalistic, and data driven. He’s consistent, experienced, and smart. He knows his way around the DC government and budget so well that he’ll have very little ramp-up time as a new council member.”

Rob Halligan

Ward 2

Rob Hudson

Ward 1

Elinor Hart

Ward 1

Evelyn Hudson

Ward 2

Brian Hart

Ward 1

Robert Henderson

Ward 5

Ann Hoffman

Ward 1

Amir Irani

Ward 1

Zachary Israel

Ward 4

Keith Ivey

Ward 3

Dennis Jaffe

Ward 1

Chioma Iwuoha

Ward 7

Fred Jackson

Ward 5

Tiffani Johnson

Ward 4

Tiffani Johnson, Ward 4

“I have come to know Ed Lazere as a progressive, staunch advocate for the fiscal responsibility of the city. I feel he will be a well-informed asset to the Council. His willingness to engage with the community on a grassroots level is inspiring and is needed. I am confident he will make a great addition to the DC Council.”

Pavan Khoobchandani

Ward 4

Aviva Kempner

Ward 3

Jennifer Knox

Ward 5

Keshini Ladduwahetty

Ward 3

Ambrose Lane Jr.

Ward 7

Andy Litsky

Ward 6

Helen LaCroix, Ward 5

“I’m excited about Ed’s candidacy because he has such a clear vision for DC and the commitment, energy, and know-how to see it through. We need strong leadership to take on the challenge of creating a more racially just DC.”

Helen LaCroix

Ward 5

Jeremiah Lowery

Ward 4

Ann Loikow

Ward 3

Elizabeth Mitchell

Ward 3

Derek Musgrove

Ward 4

Latifa Lyles

Ward 4

Tony Norman

Ward 1

Chioma Oruh

Ward 4

Chioma Oruh, Ward 4

“As long as I have worked with Ed, I have felt fortified and understood in my observations of racial inequity, and the need to keep the most vulnerable members of our community at the center of all key decision making. I know that DC would have a trusted advocate for true and progressive economic development on the DC Council.”

Babatunde Oloyede

Ward 6

Lori Parker

Ward 1

We Act Radio

Ward 8

Regina Pixley

Ward 8

Caroline Petti

Ward 5

Victor Reinoso

Ward 4

Andy Shallal

Ward 1

Andy Shallal, Ward 1

“Ed brings a great deal of knowledge based on real data he has gathered over years at the DC Fiscal Policy Institute. He understands the city, its budget and how to make it more equitable.”

Clayton Rosenberg

Ward 7

Irma Salley

Ward 5

Anya Schoolman

Ward 1

William Shelton

Ward 1

Debby Shore

Ward 3

Gene Solon

Ward 6

Daniel Solomon

Ward 3

Daniel Solomon, Ward 3

“Ed knows more about the DC budget, as it is, and as it should be structured, than anyone in the city. He’s a fighter for equity and justice for all Washingtonians.”

Madeleine Stirling

Ward 2

Travis Swanson

Ward 7

Ericka Taylor

Ward 6

Andria Thomas

Ward 6

Carrie Thornhill

Ward 7

Shelley Tomkin

Ward 3

Mysiki Valentine, Ward 7

“Ed Lazere is one of the best examples of an ally to the Black community. I am confident as a Councilmember he will fight for economic changes that protect and uplift marginalized communities.”

Mysiki Valentine

Ward 7

Keith Towery

Ward 7

Suzanne Wells

Ward 6

Brittany Wade

Ward 7

Vince Van

Ward 7

Monica Weeks

Ward 4

Jimmie Williams

Ward 7

Evan Yeats

Ward 4

Evan Yeats, Ward 4

“I’m supporting Ed because I know he shares my goals of building a stronger, kinder and more sustainable D.C.”

Christopher Williams

Ward 6

Earl Williams

Ward 7

Bob Williams

Ward 3

Karen Williams

Ward 7

Joslyn “Jos” Willliams

Ward 6

John Zottoli

Ward 1

Organizational Endorsements

In addition to the grassroots community leaders standing with Ed, he has been endorsed by DC elected officials and organizations building a more equitable city:

DC’s Progressive Leaders

Karl A. Racine

DC Attorney General

Elissa Silverman

DC Councilmember, At-Large

Janeese Lewis George

Democratic Nominee, DC Council Ward 4

Brianne K. Nadeau

DC Councilmember, Ward 1

Zachary Parker

DC State Board of Education, Ward 5

Emily Gasoi

DC State Board of Education, Ward 1

Ruth Wattenberg

DC State Board of Education, Ward 3

Karen Williams

DC State Board of Education, Ward 7

DC’s Unions & Working Families

Hotel & Hospitality Workers

Building & Airport Workers

DC's Union Families

Metro & Bus Operators

Grocery & Retail Workers

Construction Workers

Public Works Employees

Educators

Construction Tradespeople

DC's Nurses

Nurses

Service Workers

Government Workers

Health Care Workers

Airport Workers

Pipe Workers

Nonprofit Workers

Electrical Workers

DC’s Grassroots & Progressive Community

DC’s Environmental Activists

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