DFER D.C. Endorses Eric Goulet for Ward 3 Council in the June Primary

Today, Democrats for Education Reform D.C. (DFER D.C.) announced its endorsement of Eric Goulet. He is running for the Ward 3 seat of the D.C. Council in the Democratic Primary on June 21.

“Eric Goulet is a parent of two children and a champion for public education. During his 19 years of public service in the District of Columbia, he helped pass landmark legislation to support all students and families. When elected, we know he will continue to deliver for students and families,” said DFER D.C. State Director Jessica Giles.

“Eric is a firm believer that we must do more to support all D.C. students. During his career, he helped fund universal pre-kindergarten for all 3- and 4-year-olds and led an effort to draft and pass the Birth to Three For All DC Act. He helped increase the Uniform Per Student Funding Formula so all schools have adequate funds to support their students. He also worked to provide D.C. Public Schools and D.C. public charter schools with adequate funding for school modernizations and the public charter facilities allotment. 

Most recently, Eric worked with our community to help provide behavioral health support to all students by increasing investments in the school-based behavioral health program.

Simply put, we know Eric has the experience and expertise to get the job done for Ward 3 students and families.

We want to thank all of the Ward 3 candidates who met with us and want to highlight, in particular, the wealth of great options voters have in this race:

Deirdre Brown is a third-generation Washingtonian, former Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, and passionate advocate for students. Her personal experience as a mother of five gives her unique insight into the challenges facing parents and families in DC.

Ben Bergmann is a father of two children, a current Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, and a former teacher. His ability to break through the political noise and build consensus is exemplary. 

Phil Thomas, a former teacher, has a long record of fighting for Democratic values in Ward 3 and across the city, and we know he will continue to serve his community, and our Party, just as he always has.” 

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About DFER D.C.

DFER D.C. is dedicated to eliminating racial inequity and discrimination in the D.C. public education system by supporting leaders who champion student-centered policies.

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