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.
-I enlisted in the Army Reserves in 2007, and serve at Ft. Belvoir with a transportation unit.
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.
Paid for by Nate Derenge, 2131 Young St SE #101
Photos by Long Nguyen