Join CCW for a conversation with Brooke Pinto '14, Ward 2 Councilmember on the DC Council. Elected in a special election in June 2020 to fill a vacancy through the end of the year, Brooke Pinto is DC's youngest-ever council member. She was recently re-elected to a four-year term through 2025.
Sponsored by the CCW Community Service committee, this event will facilitate a conversation with Councilmember Pinto about her path to the DC council, what civic engagement means to her and the community she represents, and how DC area residents can participate in local civic engagement activities.
Questions? Contact Julia Buffinton '14 or Drew Zukosky '13
Brooke Pinto was sworn in as Ward 2’s Councilmember on June 27th, 2020 after winning the Special Election to fill the vacant seat. She is the first woman to hold this seat and the youngest DC Councilmember in history.
Brooke previously served in the Office of the Attorney General as a tax attorney where she represented the Office of Tax and Revenue as her client. She then served as the Assistant Attorney General for Policy and Legislative Affairs, during which time she drafted and introduced legislation to the Council on issues such as hate crimes, small business protection, and workers rights. She also advocated for DC Statehood before the National Attorneys General Association and on Capitol Hill. Prior to working in the DC government, Brooke worked in Senator Richard Blumenthal’s (D-CT) office as a Health and Aging Fellow.
Brooke earned her B.S. from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. She approaches her work as Ward 2’s Councilmember from a customer service perspective and brings a deep appreciation for workers and the small business community.
Brooke is also a graduate of Georgetown Law School. She became involved in the Ward 2 and DC community as a law student through her work with the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, which sparked her passion for addressing affordable housing issues.
Brooke is focused on ensuring that the law — both as written and as enforced — is fair for everyone and is committed to helping our city recover from COVID-19 and taking up the call for greater justice and fairness among our city’s residents.
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