The Right Choice for DC
Nate is a Democrat running for the DC At-Large Council position because he believes in expanding opportunity in DC and putting people first. Nate is a native Washingonian and an attorney. He grew up in the Anacostia neighborhood of Ward 8 and went on to attend Morehouse College, UC Berkeley Law, and the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. Nate currently lives with his wife in the Deanwood Community of Ward 7.
Nate Fleming is a leader, change agent, and a public servant. He was elected by residents citywide in 2013 to serve as DC’s Shadow U.S. Representative, and most recently served as a Legislative and Committee Director at the DC Council. Nate was the Director of the Committee on Recreation, Libraries, and Youth Affairs.
Nate is running for the DC Council because he believes that we can be more bold, strategic, and creative in solving DC’s problems. We are simply not making enough progress on so many issues including improving our education system and ensuring that all Washingtonians can secure stable jobs and afford to live in this city. The District of Columbia has been inequitable for decades, and Nate will work to specifically to build equity in marginalized, underserved communities.
The Ward 8 Democrats hosted a debate between all candidates in the At-Large race and then conducted a Straw Poll of registered Democratic voters in Ward 8. I am delighted to have won the Ward 8 Democrats Straw Poll with 75% of the vote! This means a lot to me because Ward 8 is the ward in which I grew up.
Improving Youth and Young Adult Outcomes in DC
The city has failed to make the critical investments needed in underperforming schools. As a result, DC has the highest achievement gap between black and white students in the country.
Increasing Public Safety in DC Neighborhoods
We know that violence is a symptom of other systemic issues like education and employment. We must attack these issues comprehensively while working to improve community based policing.
Improving Neighborhood Engagement and Quality of Life
We must create opportunities for communities to come together and get to know each other, so that we can work together in solving our city's problems.
Creating Employment and Small Business Development
DC has a uniquely bad record at helping the unemployed get jobs. Problems at our workforce agencies have blocked the spending of tens of millions of dollars to provide job training.