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“On both local and federal levels, more women of color have become visible in the political arena and are proving their grit while in pursuit of justice. Unique to many cities across the country, D.C. is represented by a number of female leaders of color, from Mayor Bowser to Congresswoman Norton. This year, a new contender has entered the race to represent Ward 4 in the D.C. Council. Janeese Lewis George, a third-generation Washingtonian and Ward 4 native, announced her candidacy for the seat this August, challenging the current incumbent Brandon T. Todd (D). Despite the overwhelmingly positive feedback from the community, Lewis George has chosen to embody the spirit of her late role model, Shirley Chisolm, and bring her own folding chair to the political table.”

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I'm Janeese Lewis George and I'm running for DC Council Ward 4