Will the Real Council Chair Please Stand Up?

“[Erin Palmer] brings a clear-eyed understanding of the power of this role to make needed progress on pressing housing, transportation, and land use challenges. As Chair, she would be courageous, fair, and action-oriented…. Palmer’s grasp of the powers available to the Chair is thorough, and on display in her Council Accountability Plan …. At GGWash, we often say that good government is the most urbanist issue of all. We’re pleased to endorse Palmer — who we believe will meaningfully expand access to housing, affordable housing, and frequent and reliable transportation for fiscal, social, and moral reasons — for Council Chair. It’s evident that Palmer wants the job. We don’t see a reason why she shouldn’t have it.”

I also received an endorsement from Run for Something as the only Democrat running for Council Chair using DC’s Fair Elections program, as well as the 2022 Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction for advocating for gun violence prevention and making a commitment to govern with gun safety in mind. I’m honored to not just receive this distinction, but to have the support of many of the local Moms Demand Action volunteers.

Erin was recently endorsed by Greater Greater Washington and Run for Something. She also received the 2022 Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction. You can read our growing list of endorsements here, including over 75 local elected leaders.
Erin recently participated in the ACLU of the District of Columbia’s forum on community safety, where the current Council Chair changed his positions on a number of community safety issues. You can watch the forum here.
In addition to five substantive policy platforms, Erin has completed dozens of questionnaires, including for The Washington Informer, where she lays out her vision for better Council oversight and more inclusive and accessible Council proceedings.
We’ve got events! Check them out and march with Erin, the Monsters, and friends at DC’s Pride Parade on June 11th.
Team Erin has been busy talking to neighbors across DC since September, and we are always kid friendly! Check out our events and sign up to volunteer.



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Erin Palmer

Erin Palmer

Candidate for DC Council Chairwoman