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We are the Ward 7 Democrats

We, the Officers of the Ward 7 Democrats, are here to serve the Democratic residents of Ward 7. We pledge to organize, inform, and energize democrats across the Ward, and to partner with elected and community leaders to advance and advocate for policies that improve the lives of Ward 7 residents.

Wendell Felder, Delia Houseal, Eric Rogers, Brandon Scott, Tiffany L. Brown, Naprisha Taylor, and Lawrence Davin

Our Purpose

 

The purpose of the organization is to pursue and meet the following objectives:

  1. Contribute to the growth and influence of the Democratic Party in Ward 7

  2. Increase Democratic party membership and voting participation in Ward 7

  3. Cooperate with the initiatives, programs, and functions of the D.C. Democratic State Committee

  4. Increase citizen knowledge of, and participation in, the political processes of Ward 7, the District of Columbia, and the Nation

  5. Establish and maintain communication with all segments of Ward 7

  6. Collaborate with Democratic political organizations in other wards of the District of Columbia

  7. Support Democratic Party nominees for public office

  8. Establish and maintain harmony within the organization

 

Our Commitments

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Leadership

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Wendell Felder, Chair

Wendell Felder is a fourth-generation Washingtonian and proud Ward 7 resident. He was inspired by the challenges that his family members faced which taught him the value of hard work and education.  Wendell is also an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC) in Ward 7 and is serving his third non-consecutive term. Wendell also serves as the Chair for the Washington Literary Council’s Advisory board. He is a graduate of McKinley Technology High School and he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland. Wendell also graduated from Georgetown University, where he obtained his Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning. Wendell is a member of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.

 

Wendell works within the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, as a Community Development Manager. He previously served as the Traveling Chief of Staff to the City Administrator and served as Mayor Bowser’s Ward 7 Liaison where he advocated for 73,000+ residents addressing a wide variety of community issues and concerns while ensuring that residents had access to city services and programs. Wendell is passionate about influencing younger generations through public service by showing that you’re never too young to fulfill your civic duty. Mr. Felder believes that education plays a key role in success therefore he encourages people to pursue an education at all stages of life. His motto is, “It’s not how you start out in life, but rather the legacy you leave behind.”

Dr. Delia Houseal, 1st Vice-Chair

 

While Delia was born and raised in South Carolina, she has resided in the District of Columbia for well nearly 25 years and affectionately refers to herself as an Honorary Washingtonian. Delia is a proud resident of the great Marshall Heights neighborhood where she resides with her husband, three children, and chihuahua. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Howard University, Masters of Public Health degree from George Washington University, and her Ph.D. in Public Health from Walden University. Delia is currently pursuing an MS in Herbal Product Design and Manufacturing from the Maryland University of Integrative Health.

 

Delia is an experienced public health professional with over 20 years of experience working to improve the quality of health of disparate communities throughout the District and country. In addition to designing, implementing, and evaluating public health programming, Delia has nearly ten (10) years of experience establishing innovative public health policies. Delia is also the proud owner of a Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) that provides high-quality research services to both public and private entities. In her spare time, Delia enjoys hiking, gardening, bird watching, and studying herbs.

Eric Rogers, 2nd Vice-Chair

 

Eric Rogers is a DC Native currently residing in the Hillcrest neighborhood in Ward 7. He has dedicated his career to serving the residents of the District for the past two decades through government policy creation and programmatic reforms and implementation. His experience as a Council staffer, as an agency employee, and in agency executive leadership underscores his ability and know-how for creating impactful and long-lasting solutions to the varied challenges that District residents face every day.

 

Brandon Scott, Treasurer

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Brandon has resided in the DMV for over 11 years and has taken up roots in Ward 7E. Brandon’s local service includes serving as the Chairman of the Ward 7E Economic Development Committee, Chairman of the Scholarship and Recognition Committee at Hopkins House Early Childhood Centers, as well as trustee, managing the 88-year-old organization’s financial and strategic position while serving as Vice-Chair of the Budget and Finance committee. Brandon graduated from the University of West Georgia with my Master’s in Public Administration and Bachelors in Comparative and International Studies and French.

 

Brandon is a driven, people-focused, and detailed professional who has quickly grown to the top of the real estate field with over 15 years of experience and ownership of BMS LLC Realty Consulting affiliated with Coldwell Banker Realty. Brandon and his family find themselves, and their two fur babies, excited about the opportunities before the community and the Ward and understands the power of economics and housing. He is an avid runner, you may just spot him jogging through the neighborhood or casually walking their large breed dogs.

Tiffany L. Brown, Sergeant at Arms

 

Tiffany L. Brown is a 4th generation Washingtonian, where she is a proud graduate of H. D. Woodson Senior High School.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development from Howard University and a Master’s Degree in Teaching from Trinity College. She was recently re-elected to her 4th term as the Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for 7B02 which encompasses the neighborhoods of Hillcrest, Park Naylor, and Randle Highlands.  In this work, Commissioner Brown works day in and day out to improve the lives of her constituents.  She currently serves as the Chairman of ANC 7B.  Mrs. Brown also serves on the following Boards, Skyland Task Force – Co-Chair, Pennsylvania Avenue East Main Street Advisory Board, and the William O. Lockridge Community Foundation. She is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and the Order of the Eastern Star, PHA.

 

Tiffany is a 22-year Educator in the District of Columbia Public Schools.  During her tenure in DCPS, she has worked in schools from NW to SE Washington, spending most of her time in schools East of the River working with students with special needs.  In her spare time, she enjoys singing with her choir at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.   Her greatest joy is her family.  She is married with two children.

Naprisha Taylor, Corresponding Secretary

 

Originally from San Francisco, CA, Naprisha has lived in Washington, DC for over 10 years and is a proud Ward 7 homeowner. Naprisha served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for a local mayoral race in San Francisco, for now, Mayor London Breed. While serving she led a grassroots voter registration drive to address misconceptions about voter eligibility and register new voters across the city. Naprisha also served as Advance on Vice President Kamala Harris and Senator Cory Booker’s recent Presidential campaigns. Naprisha received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Georgetown University and completed the Diversity & Inclusion certificate program at Cornell University.

 

As Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Evolent Health, Naprisha leads the strategy and execution of all social responsibility efforts and shapes organizational culture and engagement. Most recently, she partnered with When We All Vote and led a company-wide civic engagement campaign to encourage employees to exercise their right to vote and pave the way for others to cast ballots. Naprisha lives in Deanwood with her husband, a native and fifth-generation Washingtonian, and their fur-baby Melo. In her spare time, she enjoys biking in Kenilworth Park and volunteering with local non-profits.

Lawrence Davin, Recording Secretary

 

Lawrence Davin is a native Washingtonian. Before heading off to Radford University, Lawrence attended The Nannie Helen Burroughs School and KIPP DC. After obtaining his degree in Political Science he came back to Washington, D.C. where he became a history teacher and was elected Commissioner for ANC 7C.  Lawrence has a passion for community organization, justice, and education. When not working, Lawrence can be caught reading, taking a walk, or playing his cello.