At-Large Member of the Council

May 2, 2024 • 7:00-8:30 PM


Democratic Party

Rodney “Red” Grant, running for At-Large Member of the DC City Council, envisions a united “One Community” where all residents’ strength and wellbeing are paramount. Hailing from Ward 7, with roots in both Wards 5 and 3, Rodney intimately understands the city’s challenges, from rising crime and homelessness to vanishing affordable housing. As chair of public relations, he partnered with Black Women For Justice and passionately advocates for vocational education’s return to address education and employment disparities, crucial in crime prevention. A D.C. Public Schools graduate, Rodney’s career began in 1992 with the Department of Recreation, mentoring youth to shape their futures. As a husband of a retired Police Officer, father of 3 girls, and experienced budget manager, he values community safety and financial prudence. Rodney’s philanthropic work, like his filmmaking program Don’t Shoot Guns Shoot Cameras and nonprofit Beyond Your Block, underscores his dedication to youth empowerment. He brings humanity and compassion to politics, offering authentic leadership for a thriving, just, and compassionate D.C. Support Rodney “Red” Grant for At-Large Council member to champion our community’s spirit and wellbeing.


Democratic Party

Robert graduated from Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, DC and attended St. Mary’s College of Maryland, earning degrees in Philosophy and Political Science. He completed additional studies at Oxford University in England and in The Gambia, West Africa. Robert earned his law degree from the American University Washington College of Law.

In 2008, Robert went to the United States Congress to serve as Legislative Counsel to Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. He served as a lead staff member on congressional oversight hearings focused on the District and played a key role in drafting legislation to loosen Congress’ grip over DC government in favor of greater autonomy and independence for Washingtonians.

In 2014, Robert was tapped by Attorney General Karl A. Racine to serve as the first Director of Community Outreach for the DC Office of the Attorney General. In this role, Robert designed and executed a blueprint for community engagement with a focus on improving services and support for the city’s most vulnerable residents.

Robert and his wife, Christy, an attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, reside in Ward 4 with their daughters, Madison and Monroe, and their rescue pit bull, Roscoe. They attend St. Martin’s Catholic Church.