Commissioner, Anc 3f05
January 1, 2021
Ms. Claudette David is a community builder for democratic values with 15+ years of experience in the congressional, international, campaign, and non-profit sectors.
She was elected on November 3, 2020 for a two-year term as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in her district of 2,000 residents to monitor constituent complaints, initiate proposals for government actions, conduct programs for the welfare of the community, and to give advice to the Office of the Mayor, members of the DC City Council, and local government agencies.
Ms. David is concurrently the Executive Director of the DC Democratic State Committee (DC Democratic Party). In this capacity, she is responsible for overseeing programs that build the Party at the grassroots level, strengthen its infrastructure and effectively execute the Strategic Plan of the state Party. She leads a communications and data team who raise the Party’s public profile and engages the general public in the Party’s activities.
Prior to joining the DC Democratic Party, Ms. David served at the U.S. Congress where she worked in various capacities, starting as an intern for Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA). She then worked at the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs supporting staff who investigated a myriad of issues including improper payments in the federal government, implementation of processes affecting national security, immigration and border security, U.S. Census, and disaster recovery.
Ms. David was named by the National Peace Corps Association as one of it top 40 service leaders under 40 in 2020. In 2016, Ms. David was selected as one of ten congressional staff members to participate in the U.S. Congress-Bundestag/Bundesrat Staff Exchange designed to enhance U.S. – German transatlantic relations.
Ms. David has led numerous federal, state, and local campaigns in Colorado, Virginia, and Maryland working directly with constituents to empower and encourage civic participation in the democratic process.
Ms. David earned a Bachelor of Art degree in International Relations from George Mason and is a former Peace Corps volunteer in Gabon where she was a community health educator doing training and building partnerships on a grassroots level.