Ward 1 Member of the DC Council Candidate -- Democrat

With a strong focus on community engagement and social justice, Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau has worked alongside residents and advocates to author bold, progressive policies and get results for Ward 1 and the District. 

Leading the Council in increasing housing investments and legislative action during her tenure, Brianne has been a champion for affordable housing and tenant protections. Her efforts have put more than 1,200 units of new affordable housing in the pipeline in Ward 1, hundreds of which have already been built. 

Recognizing Ward 1’s complex history with crime, Brianne has taken a comprehensive approach to address both the immediate impact of crime, and the long standing inequities that lead to crime in our neighborhoods - working with agency heads, law enforcement officials, and community members to identify Ward 1’s needs and to leverage government resources to address the issues. 

As a parent to two young children, Brianne understands the importance of quality early childhood development and a transparent education system for Ward 1 residents raising families. She has championed efforts to fund the Birth-to-Three legislation, first by shifting millions from a tax credit for wealthy companies to pay for facilities, and most recently, by raising taxes on the wealthiest residents to increase the salaries of childcare providers. 

As Chair of the Human Services committee, Brianne has made historic investments in ending homelessness reformed the District’s Temporary Aid to Needy Families program and significantly expanded disability services.

Brianne’s constituent services team closed out 2,000 cases during 2021 and and has continued to close hundreds more in 2022. Brianne used her past experience as a congressional staffer to implement the use of a data-driven system in the Ward 1 office to track every constituent call or email to ensure residents receive a response and to help gather data in order to catch any patterns that arise and hold government agencies accountable.