Darrel Thompson: A Brighter Future for DC
Darrel was born in the District of Columbia and has lived on Capitol Hill for almost 20 years. He’s running for City Council because he believes in the future of Ward 6 and the District of Columbia needs new leadership and new ideas in order to overcome new and existing challenges.
Darrel’s experience handling issues affecting the District of Columbia in Congress, along with public service at nearly every level of government, gives him a broader outlook on the challenges facing Ward 6. He is in the race because he believes in achieving a brighter future for Ward 6 and in achieving this, new leaders must foster an environment to enhance economic opportunities for all its residents; this means meaningful job prospects at every skill level.
Additionally, a brighter future means that new leaders must ensure that our public schools, from Pre K-12 through higher education, continue to improve so parents are not burdened with the high cost of private school tuition, or compelled to leave the neighborhoods we all love.
This brighter future means new leaders must work to ensure safety and security, for example: an easy walk home from the Metro, a safe jog or walk of the dogs, carefree time with family and friends at Lincoln Park, a bike ride to Nationals Stadium or RFK, or a fun night out on H or 8 Streets. Darrel believes we need new leadership and new ideas in order to overcome new and existing challenges. He looks forward to meeting more of the neighbors and is eager to listen and learn of their concerns.