Nate Ward 8

Removing basketball rims is a bridge too far.
The courts were open, but then one closed without any public announcement.

Nate Derenge has lived in Anacostia for about 5 years, and he would like to serve Ward 8 as a DC Councilmember.

More About Nate

Hi there! My name is Nate Derenge, and I’m in Ward 8 because my friend decided to direct a legal aide ministry and join a church plant in the neighborhood five years ago. He invited me on his journey, and I quickly grew fond of SE.

I’m running for local office because I believe proper legislation could:

allow abandoned housing complexes to become useful increases in housing;

allow the removal of violent and foreign criminals away from our neighborhoods and prison system;

deny reckless spending on special interests groups and lower the taxes on the residents.

Fun facts about me:

-I’ve been car-free since I’ve been in the DMV area, and I bike around 1000 miles per year.

-I’m a member of Capitol Hill Baptist Church.

-Deep down, I’m an artist who takes pictures, makes music, and directs movies.

-I enlisted in the Army Reserves in 2007, and serve at Ft. Belvoir with a transportation unit.

On politics:

Policies that the council generates should encourage legal employment and discourage poverty-friendly services like DC Lottery and legalized marijuana. Legislators should also support the fully re-opening the city and not support an ineffective programs from the mayor’s office. Kids need some attention before they get on the wrong side of the judicial system; licensure requirements are prohibitive for some trades; the mayor and the council should allow businesses AND CHURCHES to open, which will probably still be an issue by November.

Here is my platform with commentary on recent DC council legislation.

Contact Me!

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Photos by Long Nguyen