Erin Palmer

Erin Palmer

Washington, DC Council Chair, DC

Erin is a mom to three wonderful children, an ethics lawyer, and a dedicated public servant. Since moving to DC nearly two decades ago, she has worked in both federal and local government, expanding workplace protections and fighting for transparency and institutional accountability. As a neighborhood-level elected official, she advocates with neighbors on issues like traffic safety, high-quality schools, and better public transportation.

Erin is running to be Chairwoman to bring new energy, vision, and compassion to the DC Council. Now more than ever we need leadership that works for every person and family across DC. She’s committed to reforming government to take on the challenges of today and build the infrastructure for a better tomorrow. She will bring her years of experience fighting for stronger ethics and greater transparency to the Wilson Building to ensure that our government serves all residents and makes DC stronger. With new ideas, collaborative leadership, and strong values we can ensure that every Washingtonian has a brighter future.

Erin is the only Democrat for Council Chair using DC's Fair Elections program, which means she's rejecting corporate donations and is accountable to DC residents.