Ward 5 Candidate for the Council of the District of Columbia
Gordon-Andrew Lee Fletcher is a three-term Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for Single Member District (SMD) 5A08, representing North Michigan Park and Fort Totten. In addition, he serves as Vice Chair of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 5A, and Chairman of Ward 5 Democrats, an affiliate of the DC Democratic Party. Professionally, he is an Adjunct Professor of Justice and Public Policy at American University.
As a candidate for the Ward 5 DC Council seat, Gordon’s key policy areas include advocating for housing that is truly affordable for Ward 5 residents; making Ward 5 streets safer by streamlining the process to get speed humps, stop signs, crosswalks and traffic lights installed; a rigorous public school system that monitors children’s academic progress, and addresses academic deficiencies early and often, so that children can graduate on time and be competitive with their peers; write and enforce laws to protect our environment and result in measurably cleaner air, water and soil, especially in areas of the Ward with a disproportionately high number of industrial sites; offer city services to older adults that allow them to age in place in their community; bring back community-led neighborhood patrols, and increasing police officer foot patrols; launch an assessment of public transportation routes across Ward 5 to ensure access is equitable, efficient and meets the needs of commuters.
Born on the island of Jamaica and raised in the Bronx, New York, Gordon moved to the District at age 17 to attend American University. This led to opportunities with the Department of Commerce, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Gordon holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, and a master’s degree in public administration and policy, both from American University. He is a graduate of the Florida A&M University College of Law and licensed to practice. Gordon and his wife Brittany, a mental health therapist, live in North Michigan Park.
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