Ward 6 DNC Delegate Candidates

VOTE for our 2020 Ward 6 DNC Delegate Candidates

 

Matt LaFortune

Email: mattlafortune@gmail.com
Phone: 574-807-2576
Slate Affiliation: #Ready4Joe
Delegate Candidate for: Biden


Why Me: 

I'm #Ready4Joe because we need someone with the tenacity and experience to take the fight to President Trump this November. Joe Biden's dedication to rebuilding the soul of our country and long record of standing on the side of equality have inspired me and million of Americans throughout the course of this primary. Every time it looks like he’s been down or his campaign has seemingly been on the ropes, he has shown the ability to bounce back and appeal to the entire Democratic coalition while working to claim our party’s nomination. 

This year, I’m serving as the Political Advocacy Chair for the DC Young Democrats and helping to lead efforts to get out the vote in swing states with my neighbors in the Ward 6 Democrats. If you’re also ready for Joe, I hope you’ll support my candidacy to represent DC at the Democratic National Convention.

PERSONAL  Video Introduction

Sonya Clay

Email: Sonya.clay@yahoo.com
Phone: 202-285-9966
Slate Affiliation: No Malarkey Democrats
Delegate Candidate for: Biden

Why me: 

I'm an Alabama native, homeowner, and health policy lobbyist, who has worked in Washington, DC since the early '90s. I am running for delegate because of my passion for the Democratic Party, support for Biden's leadership, and desire to serve in new ways.

I am a true believer. I have knocked on doors for candidates in seven states. I have called, texted, canvassed, marched and held signs. I also attended all but one Democratic National Convention since 1996 but as a spectator. The 2016 election changed everything, and I decided to volunteer in new and different ways. I supported the historic election of U.S. Senator Doug Jones and helped create a social media campaign titled I Vote Democratic to promote everyday voter's voices. Now, I am vying to take an active role at the Convention and to support Joe Biden!

 

 

Donna Scheeder

Email: donna_scheeder@comcast.net
Phone: 202-744-0818
Slate Affiliation:DC Democrats for Biden
Delegate Candidate for: Biden

Why me: 

All of us know that it is time to act. Decency, integrity and fairness for all must be restored to the Oval Office. Health care, education and social justice cannot wait. DC has been insulted, devalued and shortchanged by those who seek to deny us voting rights and funding we deserve. Joining together to elect Joe Biden will provide the leadership necessary to bring us together as a country . As a delegate for Biden I pledge to:

· Use my experience as former DC Democratic State Committee member and Vice Chair to get every vote out for Biden in November

· Promote the cause of District statehood and enlist more Democrats from around the country in support

As a retired public servant, I have the time, the passion and the knowledge to do this work and I ask for your support . Please vote. Our futures depend on it.

 

 

 

Pamela Gomez

Email: gomezp@att.com
Phone: 202-669-1702
Slate Affiliation: #DC4Biden
Delegate Candidate for: Biden

Why Me:

 Joe Biden is our best and strongest candidate to beat Donald Trump in November. Joe’s decency and willingness to listen make him a unifying force within the Democratic Party and the country. Pamela Gomez, a Ward 6 resident with two decades of policy experience, recognizes that Joe’s extensive political experience will allow him to step into the presidency on the first day ready to lead and restore the country. Gomez has worked as a public policy advocate and communication professional for nonprofits and labor groups.

She is the secretary of the DC Latino Caucus, is an active volunteer for Neighbors United for DC Statehood, the DC Democratic Party, and the DC Democratic Women’s Club. She has also been active in efforts with local chapters of Indivisible and Swing Left to put a check on Donald Trump by flipping the neighboring states of Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania blue.

Best regards, Pamela

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dorinda White

Email: mattlafortune@gmail.com
Phone: 574-807-2576
Slate Affiliation: #Ready4Joe
Delegate Candidate for: Biden


Why Me: 

As a former Communications Director/Senior Legislative Aide to a member of the US Congress, I learned how our government works. I am a public servant in the public health sector where I strive to make a difference in the lives of District residents.

As the 1st VP of the Ward 6 Democrats and a Committeewoman on the DC Democratic Party, I've rolled up my sleeves and volunteered in many capacities.

I am a graduate of the Women's Campaign School at Yale University and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute Boot Camp and I am able to use what I learned to teach others how to be a servant leader in politics. Today,

I serve as the President of the DC Federation of Democratic Women, joining with other politically active DC women to ensure that we are at the table when decisions are being made about our families and communities.

 

PERSONAL Video Introduction

 

Tommy Wells

Email: wellsthos@aol.com
Phone:202-352-0511
Slate Affiliation: #Ready4Joe
Delegate Candidate for: Biden


Why Me: 

Tommy Wells is a 37-year resident of Ward 6 who served as the Council member for the Ward for 8 years. Tommy began his career in DC as a child protection social worker during the crack and AIDS crises. He went on to run the Consortium for Child Welfare before entering politics as a school board member representing Wards 5 and 6.

Tommy is currently the city’s Director of the Department of Energy and Environment and serves as the chair of the DC Water board of directors.

 

PERSONAL Video  Introduction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Engel

Email: ewengel@yahoo.com
Phone: 
202-468-3478
Slate Affiliation: #Ready4Joe
Delegate Candidate for: 
Biden

Why me?  

I’ve lived in DC for 23 years, the vast majority of them in Near Northeast. I’m invested in
the political life of DC, as Second Vice President of the Ward 6 Democrats and a long-time DC Statehood activist. I’m invested in my community, as a long-time volunteer at the Capitol Area Food Bank and as a board member and tutor with Reading Partners,an early literacy intervention nonprofit. I’m a small business owner, having founded my own nonprofit membership association membership strategy consulting firm in 2012.

I’m #Ready4Joe because Joe is an experienced, steady, compassionate leader who believes in science, listens to experts, and stands strong for the issues that matter to me and my community: DC statehood, ending gun violence, ending violence, against women, combatting climate change, reducing economic inequality, pursuing racial equity and criminal justice reform, promoting LGBTQ equality, and protecting a woman’s
right to choose.

PERSONAL Video  Introduction

Don Dinan

Email: dondinan@gmail.com
Phone: 202-997-3453
Slate Affiliation: DC Democrats for Biden
Delegate Candidate for: Biden

Why Me: 

I am running to be a Democratic Delegate for Joe Biden in order to support his quest to defeat Donald Trump, and to expand the rights of the District of Columbia, including Statehood. I have served on the Democratic State Committee since 1992 and was its General

Counsel for 20 years.  I Chaired the Committee that wrote the DC Delegate Selection Plan for the conventions from 2000 to 2016 and I served in the Electoral College in 2012, supporting Barak Obama.   I want to bring this experience and dedication to Milwaukee to nominate Joe Biden.

It is essential that Trump be defeated so we can end this national nightmare and save our country and our democracy.  Joe will fight for health care, to eliminate inequality, and to protect our earth.  Joe will restore our reputation and leadership in the word.  WE WILL WIN with JOE.

 

Charles Thornton

Email: cbthornton@msn.com
Phone:
NA
Slate Affiliation:

Delegate Candidate for:
Biden

Why Me: 

Native Washingtonian graduate H.D. Woodson; Chair, Corrections Information Council; Special Assistant DC Office of Human Rights; Workforce Investment Council Implementation Committee (WIC); Office of Campaign Finance Fair Elections Program Implementation Committee; Former Director DC Office On Returning Citizen Affairs; Cofounder The Reentry Network For Returning Citizens, Former Chair DC Reentry Task Force Founding member Returning Citizens United; Citizens United For the Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE); Democratic Caucus for Returning Citizens and  National Criminal Justice Reform Advocate. Certified vocational trainer and recovery support peer specialist.

I am running for delegate to bring awareness to insure criminal justice reform is not muted from the national political platform. 

The criminal justice reform movement includes bipartisan legislation called the Second Chance act. I was present at the signing and at that moment I realized that I must do all that I can for Returning Citizens.  It is for this reason I decided to run. We will not mute our DC voices 

 

 

Tori Collins

Email: toricoltori@gmail.com
Phone:NA
Slate Affiliation: DC Democrats for Biden
Delegate Candidate for: Biden

Why me: 

The District of Columbia has been my home for over 5 year and it has always been — a strong delegation. Our strength comes in the diversity of the delegates, their commitment and preparation. This is my first campaign as a delegate and I am excited to be on a slate with fellow future delegates known as the DC Dems for Biden. As a delegate, I bring diversity to our delegation with my background and past experience in political organizing and campaigning. More specifically, as a Vote Run Lead  (VRL) Certified Trainer since 2018. I’ve trained women to run for political office and win. Locally, I work closely as an advocate with my local Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) in Ward 6 (6D) and currently support Empower DC initiatives.

 

Candidate Joe Biden has the experience needed to get us back on track --moving us toward inclusive legislation for our country. It will be an honor to represent the District of Columbia at the Democratic National Convention in August in support of former Vice President Joe Biden. 

 

 

Charlotte Clymer

Email: cmclymer@gmail.com
Phone: NA
Slate Affiliation: #Ready4Joe
Delegate Candidate for: Biden

Why Me: 

Charlotte Clymer is a proud resident of Ward Six in D.C., where she's lived for the past ten years. She is also a proud trans woman and military veteran.

In addition to her most recent tenure at the Human Rights Campaign, her political commentary has been widely published and quoted by numerous national outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and MSNBC.

In 2019, she was voted "Most Committed Activist" by readers of The Washington Blade and recognized in the "Queer Women 40 under 40" list by the D.C. Mayor's Office of LGBTQ Affairs.

She's absolutely #Ready4Joe.

 

PERSONAL Video  Introduction

 

 

 

 

Will Pierce

Email:Pierce8825@gmail.com
Phone:
 NA
Slate Affiliation: #Ready4Joe
Delegate Candidate for: 
Biden

Why me: 

I am a Army Veteran and Purple Heart Receipt who had the privilege of traveling with Vice-President Biden as his Advance Associate in the White House. After that, I served as the Founder/ National Executive Director of the Draft Biden 2016 Super PAC where we organized over 700,00 Biden supporters nationwide!

I now run a Political Consulting firm and know that Joe is ready from day one to serve Veterans and Working Families! 

 

 

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Carol Cowgill

Email: carol.cowgill@hotmail.com
Phone: NA
Slate Affiliation: No Malarkey Democrats
Delegate Candidate for: Biden

Why Me: 

Asymptomatic septuagenarian, resident of SW DC since 1976 and lifelong Democrat. I so want to put DJT out to pasture. 

I signed up to be a first-time candidate for DNC Delegate-level Delegate. Six other delegate candidates and I are running together as the No Malarkey Democrats, a slate committed to helping DC Democrats get Joe Biden nominated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Cooke-Rodriguez

Email: rebeccacooke79@gmail.com
Phone: 202.821.7311
Slate Affiliation: 
Delegate Candidate for: Biden

Why Me: 

I will vote for Joe Biden for President

I’m originally from Houston, TX  and I have been a DC resident for over ten years. Prior to living in DC, politics weren’t super important to me until I met my husband. He challenged my thoughts on subjects that I really hadn’t given much credence.

We made the decision to move to the District  back in 2010 and ever since, I have felt the weight of the  importance in understanding the history of the government, who our leaders are and why it’s imperative to elect the right person.

If given this opportunity,  I would love to be a part of this amazing process.

 

 

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