Robert White Announces His Candidacy
About Robert White
Robert White is a fourth-generation Washingtonian who has lived in each of the four quadrants of the District of Columbia. On September 21, 2013, Robert announced his candidacy for an At-Large seat on the Council of the District of Columbia in front of Mid-Town Barbershop on Kennedy Street, NW, where, in the seventh grade, Robert held his first job sweeping floors.
With a deep commitment to his city, Robert worked for the District at-large under Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton for the past five years, leaving his position to run for the Council of the District of Columbia.
Robert has broad experience with D.C. issues, including his work on major economic development projects in all corners of the city, prison reform, transportation projects, environmental improvements, local job access, and D.C. statehood and other home rule issues. Dedicated to community engagement and improvement, Robert also formed and serves as President of the Brightwood Park Citizens Association, where he works to bring community gardens, improve playgrounds and parks, and to advance public safety.
Robert earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and philosophy from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and studied philosophy at Oxford University in England, and sociology in The Gambia, West Africa. Robert earned his law degree from American University. It was in law school where Robert met his wife, Christy, and they live in the Brightwood Park neighborhood with their rescue dog, Roscoe.