Nate for Ward 8

A New Hope

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.

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 tree. Kids need some attention before they get on the wrong side of the judicial system; licensure requirements are prohibitive for some trades; and politicians need to open up businesses, which will probably still be an issue by November.

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

Contact Me!

Paid for by Nate Derenge, 2131 Young St SE #101

Photos by Long Nguyen