About Us

Ward 6 Democrats

Our Mission

  • Foster and encourage political activity among Ward 6 residents;

  • Work to constructively improve the quality of life of the District of Columbia residents and improve the communities in which they live; 

  • Contribute to the growth and influence of the Democratic Party, to develop leadership, to increase Party responsibility. 


Our Purpose 

  • Promote Democratic Party Principles

  • Advocate & Work with our Elected Officials

  • Outreach, Educate and Enroll Democratic Voters

  • Promote Membership Interaction w/DC Government and Officials

  • Identify Membership Neighborhood Issues

  • Elect/Support Reps to DCSDC  & DC National Conventions

  • Organize and Maximize Ward 6 Dems Potential



  • Identify/vet current and potential candidates for elected and appointed city positions.  To elect and support Democratic candidates for local and national office

  • Determine those issues impacting Ware 6 residents and those individuals who are willing to act as spokespersons.  

  • Identify local and regional organizations that can assist in achieving the Wards and Cities objectives.

  • Actively participate initiatives such as “Hands Off DC” and the “Be Loud DC”.


2018 Executive Committee



Chuck Burger, President (202.258.5316 - cburger@cbmove.com)

  • Ward 6 Community Activist for over 25 Years
  • Board Member (Eastern Market, Barracks' Row Main Street, CHRS, DC Association of Realtors, Celebrate Capitol Hill)
  • Ward 6 Coordinator and Staff for several successful Ward and Mayoral Campaigns
  • Former Chair, District of Columbia ABC Board
  • Realtor at Coldwell Banker, married to Nancy Broers and live with our dog Greta

Dorinda White, 1st Vice President (202.495.1054 - dorindaw@gmail.com)

  • At-Large Committeewoman, DC Democratic Party
  • 1st Vice President, DC Federation of Democratic Women
  • Currently, Public Affairs Officer, D.C. Department of Health Care Finance (District's State  Medicaid Agency)
  • Resident of the Southwest Waterfront 
  • Member, SW Waterfront Park Design Charrette Group and former President, The View at Waterfront Tenants Association
  • Former Communications Director/Senior Legislative Aide for U.S. Congresswoman

 Bruce DarConte, 2nd Vice President (bdarconte@gmail.com)

  • Realtor, Coldwell Banker Capitol Hill
  • Founder & President, Near Southeast Community Partners
  • Amidon Bowne (LSAT Team/PTA)/Van Ness Elementary SIT Team
  • Capitol Quarter Community House Steering Committee
  • Married to Anne in our Capitol Quarter Residence

 Nichole Opkins, Third Vice President (nichole.opkins@gmail.com)

  • Former ANC Commissioner (6B06); representing early 2000 residents of Hill East community.
  • Volunteer & Events Coordinator, Charles Allen for Ward 6 Campaign
  • Alum of the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
  • Hill East resident, raising a native Washingtonian
  • Currently, General Council for Ward 6 Councilmember, Charles Allen

Gene Fisher, Treasurer (202-544- 2580 - gene.fisher,dc@gmail.com)

  • Worked for 22 years for leading Democratic Congressional Members and Campaigns
  • Director, Committee on Small and Local Business Development, DC Council 2011-2014
  • Director, Committee on Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs, DC Council 2013-2014
  • Present, Director, Legislative Affairs, DC Department of Employment Services
  • Past Work for the Steelworkers Political Action and Older and Retired Workers Department
  • Served as Chairman of the No. Virginia Committee on Political Education, AFL-CIO 







Brian Peters, Recording, Parliamentarian (202-230- 4916 - bpeters@gmail.com)

 Family lives in Shaw with wife, Katie, son Bobby, and daughter, Adeline. 

 Shaw community activist and President of the Central Shaw Neighborhood Association

 ANC 6E volunteer. 

 Life-long Democrat and worked nationally on Democratic campaigns.