DFER D.C. Congratulates Mayor Muriel Bowser and Chairman Phil Mendelson, Celebrates Citywide Victories For All Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 22, 2022) — Following the reported results for the D.C. Mayoral and Council Chairperson’s race in the D.C. Democratic Primary on June 21, 2022, Democrats for Education Reform D.C. (DFER D.C.) State Director Jessica Giles released the following statement:

“D.C. Democrats voted for strong leaders with a record of delivering for students, families, and educators who will move the District forward,” said DFER D.C. State Director Jessica Giles  

“During her time in office, Mayor Muriel Bowser fought for schools to be safely reopened during the COVID-19 pandemic and invested in historic public education funding. Chairman Phil Mendelson increased funding for schools serving high percentages of students designated as “at-risk” and expanded the school-based behavioral health program.”

“We are thrilled with these victories and know when elected in November, they will serve the District of Columbia well in the fight for more equitable funding and better results for all our students, families, and educators.”

Read DFER D.C.’s full endorsements of Mayor Bowser and Chairman Mendelson at www.dferdc.org

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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