Zachary Parker

Zachary Parker

Washington, DC Council, Ward 5, DC

Zachary is an educator, former 7th grade math teacher, youngest brother of 3, and public servant. He's witnessed first-hand the human impact of a system that leaves our most vulnerable behind. Families are working twice as hard in this pandemic and still struggling to make ends meet. Homicides and homelessness are on the rise. Zachary's own brothers have struggled against inhuman economic and healthcare systems, and his cousins were displaced from the city they helped build. The same old, same old ways of doing things are not working.

He was elected in 2018 by Ward 5 neighbors to serve as their representative on the DC State Board of Education. Zachary is now running to be Ward 5 Councilmember with a simple vision: partner with you to build healthy communities where neighbors have their needs met. We must emerge from this pandemic without repeating the predictable patterns of corruption, violence, and displacement. Together we can reconnect government to people’s real lives to make it easier to live and thrive in DC.