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, 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

 2nd Vice President - currently unoccupied


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

Marci Hilt, Treasurer (202-547- 6327 - marcihilt@aol.com)             

  • Resident of Ward 6 since 1982
  • Co-Editor, Ward 6 Dems Newsletter
  • Former Press Secretary for Agriculture, Office of the Trade Representative
  • Former Press Secretary for the Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
  • Former President, National Association of Government Communicators
  • Long-time community activist
  • Editor, EMMCA MATTERS, Newsletter of the Eastern Market Metro Community Assoc (EMMCA) 

     Elizabeth Weaver Engel, Recording Secretary (202-468-3478 -

  • 20-year resident of Ward 6
  • Co-Editor, Ward 6 Dems Newsletter
  • Volunteer coordinator, Ward 6 Democrats
  • Board member and tutor at Reading Partners, an early literacy intervention nonprofit
  • Founded consulting firm in 2012 advising nonprofit membership associations 
  • Professional work in non-profits since 1997

       George Schick, Corresponding Secretary (240-393-0734 -                    gschick@gmail.com)                                                                      

  • Resident Southwest, DC
  • Designed and launched Ward 6 Dems (W6D) website
  • Created W6D email membership program
  • Coordinates DNC Vote Builder and W6D databases 
  • Counter Act volunteer (a DC-based Indivisible group)
  • Capitol One Service Manager, products and analytics