My roots in Ward 7 run deep.

Ward 7 is more than just a geographic location for me; it's where my heart resides.

My family, my childhood friends, and the very community that nurtured me into the person I am today – we’re all here. And while the spirit of our community has remained strong, I’ve noticed that despite slight growth, much remains unchanged. We need change, and we need it now.

Born and raised in River Terrace, I have always held a deep-seated passion for our home. Many of you might remember me from my time as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for Benning Ridge, or from my last run for your Ward 7 Councilmember. Those days were not just about addressing complaints or seeking answers; they were about listening, learning, and leading – truly understanding the soul of our community.

Powered by my roots in Ward 7 and the community that has poured into me for my entire life, my commitment to you all is simple: As your councilmember, I will serve with an open ear, a compassionate heart, and a fierce dedication to making positive changes in Ward 7. Together, we will build a community where every voice matters, where our children can thrive, and where the legacy of our beloved Ward continues to grow in strength and unity.

"Thank you for your trust. Let’s embark on this journey of positive change, hand-in-hand."

- Veda

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Putting in the Work for Ward 7

  • Lifelong resident of Ward 7.

  • Small business owner serving the legal needs of Ward 7.

  • ANC Commissioner for SMD 7E01, representing Benning Ridge.

  • Chair of the Ward 7 Young Democrats.

  • Ward 7 Pave Parent Representative.

  • Ward 7 Parent Leader for My School DC Advisory Council.

  • Commissioner on Mayor's Commission on African American Affairs.

  • Served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Simmons of the D.C. Commission on Human Rights.

  • Served in Attorney General Karl Racine's office, supporting community engagement.

  • Member of the Washington Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division.

  • Member of the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division

  • Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

  • Graduate of Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America

  • Dean's List Graduate of Bowie State University