The District needs strong, ethical leaders who will stand for equality and justice, and work for the people of our city. And with DC’s crowded elections it’s hard to sift through the candidates and know who these people are, what they stand for, and whether they will actually come through on their campaign promises.
That’s why we started the JUFJ Campaign Fund: to help you decide who to vote for, and to make it clear to our leaders that expect them to fight for us.
Next month, almost half of the DC Council will be up for election. These are the leaders who will shape the future of our city. Will the District be a place where everyone can live, work, and thrive? Or will it be an enclave where only a lucky few can afford to live, pricing out longtime residents?
Today the JUFJ Campaign Fund is proud to endorse Leon Andrews, Trayon White, and Robert White for DC Council. They share a deep commitment to fighting inequality, a solid record of working on behalf of the District’s most vulnerable, and the highest ethical standards.
Learn more about our endorsed candidates:
Leon Andrews (Ward 4) has a decade of experience working with mayors and other municipal leaders around the country to address their most pressing challenges. A third-generation Washingtonian, Leon combines a sharp mind for policy, a core commitment to advancing justice, and a leadership style that brings people together - including seven former opponents who have united behind Andrews in his bid this cycle.
Trayon White (Ward 8) has dedicated his life to serving and fighting for his community. For more than a decade, Trayon has been organizing for a better future for all Ward 8 residents, particularly for the most vulnerable people. Through dogged determination and grassroots support, he beat four better-funded competitors in a special election for school board in 2011. And last year, Trayon came within 78 votes of winning the special election for this seat.
Robert White (At Large) is a fifth-generation Washingtonian, with a strong record of public service and policy experience, having worked for Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton and AG Karl Racine. Robert is committed to making this city a place in which everyone - including those who now struggle to make ends meet - can work, live and raise a family.
The JUFJ Campaign Fund faced a difficult choice between Robert and Councilmember Vincent Orange, a committed and effective advocate for a living wage and paid sick leave. Ultimately, we simply believe that Robert White brings a stronger commitment to moving the ball forward on central issues facing our city.
Stay tuned for ways to get involved as we work for a strong, progressive DC Council.