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Janeese Lewis George is running for DC Council because Ward 4 deserves a strong, independent voice who will fight for accountability, affordability, and equity.

Unafraid to do what’s right, she’ll fight for all of us—not just the powerful and well-connected insiders.

As a third-generation Washingtonian, experienced attorney, community advocate, Democratic Party activist, and civil servant, Janeese has spent her life fighting for her neighbors. As Ward 4 Councilmember, she will be our voice, leading the movement for better schools, real affordable housing, equitable healthcare, and an economy that works for all of us.

To face these challenges, Janeese will unite Ward 4 residents behind a bold policy agenda and back it up with meaningful action. She will never put big funders ahead of working families. That’s why she refuses to accept corporate contributions and needs our help to win.

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Being a community means supporting one another, in good times as well as challenging ones. This moment is a reminder that we depend on each other as a community, and when our community is strong we all are stronger.

This page is a summary of resources that are available right now in Ward 4 and across DC to help every member of our community in this time of need.

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The safety of our community and our team is more important than anything else. While face-to-face voter interaction is on hold for the time being, we are working to safely reach out to Ward 4 voters.

We are currently training volunteers to make phone calls and send postcards to Ward 4 voters from the safety of their own homes.

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Janeese is fighting for a DC that works for you, not big donors. We are refusing corporate contributions and only taking donations up to $50. If you’re a DC resident, your donation will be matched 5 to 1 by DC’s new public financing program.

Meet Janeese

She has dedicated her life to fighting inequality

Growing up in Ward 4’s Manor Park as a third generation Washingtonian, she learned first-hand what under-funded schools and skyrocketing housing costs meant to families. A proud DCPS graduate, starting at Rudolph Elementary, graduating from Alice Deal MS and ultimately School Without Walls SHS, Janeese went on to become a first generation college graduate earning her BA in Government and Politics from St. John’s University and eventually returning home to earn her Juris Doctorate from Howard University Law School.

Janeese began her service in DC government at a District agency that makes laws work for people and holds landlords, employers, and District agencies accountable. As an Assistant Attorney General at the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia under the leadership of Attorney General Karl Racine, Janeese worked to advance juvenile justice reform by utilizing innovative, evidence-based practices that yielded positive results. Now she’s ready to put those skills to work on the DC Council and make sure all Ward 4 residents have a place in DC’s future.

Endorsed by:

Janeese is endorsed by DC’s leading grassroots organizations. We are honored and humbled to be aligned with these amazing organizations that have been fighting for justice and equity in our city for so long.

What Janeese Stands for

Janeese will bring a bold and progressive policy agenda to the DC Council that will improve the lives of all Ward 4 residents. This people-first agenda will be a direct reflection of her uncompromising dedication to accountability, affordability, and fairness.

  • Tackling the housing affordability crisis
  • Demanding accountability and integrity from elected leaders
  • Ensuring affordable child care and quality neighborhood schools
  • Preventing crime and advancing community safety
  • Creating an inclusive economy
  • Advancing healthcare for all
  • Creating transportation equity
  • Taking on the environmental crisis
  • Fighting for Statehood