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Councilmember Pinto Sworn in for Full Term, Shares New Committee Assignments

Posted by
Emmanuel Brantley
on
January 4, 2021
Councilmember Brooke Pinto, Ward 2

Dear Neighbor,

This Saturday, I was sworn in to serve a full four-year term to represent the residents of Ward 2.I would like to thank all of you for once again placing your faith in me to lead during this time. My team and I look forward to working on your behalf and alongside the many community partners who will help us to make Ward 2 a great place to live, work, and visit. I would also like to thank DC Attorney General Karl Racine for administering my oath of office during the ceremony.

DC Attorney General Karl Racine administering the oath of office to Councilmember Brooke Pinto.

DC Attorney General Karl Racine administering the oath of office to Councilmember Brooke Pinto.

My pledge to you is to treat you all as my neighbors: to serve, care for, and love you as such. I believe the best way for me fulfill that pledge is captured by the words of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”

This morning, I was confirmed as a member of the following committees for this Council Period:

  • Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, chaired by Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6);
  • Committee on Business and Economic Development, chaired by Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie (Ward 5);
  • Committee on Housing and Executive Administration, chaired by Councilmember Anita Bonds (At-Large); and
  • Committee on Government Operations and Facilities, chaired by Councilmember Robert White (At-Large).

I will also serve as a member of the Special Committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery, which will be co-chaired by Councilmember Vincent Gray (Ward 7) and Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6).

Councilmember Pinto swearing the oath of office.

Councilmember Pinto swearing the oath of office.

“I am thrilled to serve on committees that address the challenges that are important to Ward 2 residents and businesses. I am committed to working with my colleagues and the community on criminal justice reform, supporting our businesses through the pandemic, expanding affordable housing, and strengthened oversight of government operations.”

To read about my committee assignments in Council Period 24, visit www.brookepintodc.com/legislation.

Councilmember Pinto on the steps of the John A. Wilson Building after the Swearing In Ceremony.

Councilmember Pinto on the steps of the John A. Wilson Building after the Swearing In Ceremony.

Other important Council-wide updates include the creation of the Sub-Committee on Redistricting, which will be chaired by Councilmember Elissa Silverman (At-Large) and the expansion of the Committee on Recreation, Libraries, and Youth Affairs, chaired by Councilmember Trayon White (Ward 8) to include public libraries and other cultural institutions.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 5, at noon, the Council of the District of Columbia will convene the first legislative meeting of the year. To review the agenda and find out how to tune in, click here.

Yours in Service,

Brooke

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