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By Max Porter, Contributing News Editor • February 15, 2024

Ward 2 Council member Brooke Pinto announces reelection bid

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Pinto said homelessness in Foggy Bottom is a major issue she aims to confront during her first full term.

Ward 2 Council member Brooke Pinto announced her bid for reelection last week.

Pinto, who represents the area including Foggy Bottom, was elected to the D.C. Council in a 2020 special election, completing the term of former Council member Jack Evans, who resigned from the position following four ethics investigations against him for business ties that posed conflicts of interest and code of conduct violations. She announced her 2024 election campaign last Wednesday with a platform of continuing problem solving and leadership in Ward 2.

“Ward 2 deserves pragmatic, ethical, & responsive representation,” Pinto’s announcement states. “I’m running to continue delivering results for the people of D.C. who I believe in so deeply.”

Pinto, who chairs the council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, is the first D.C. Council incumbent to announce a reelection campaign. No other candidates have announced election campaigns for the Ward 2 seat as of Thursday.

As the first female representative for Ward 2, Pinto has focused on public safety, housing affordability and safety. Pinto passed a bill last year requiring D.C. schools — including GW — provide free menstrual products in bathrooms. She also recently introduced legislation requiring Metro fare evaders to provide their name and address to increase accountability for evasions.

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Erika Filter, News Editor
Erika Filter is a senior majoring in international affairs from Carson City, Nevada. She leads the Metro beat as one of The Hatchet's 2023-2024 news editors and previously served as the assistant news editor for the Student Government beat.
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