WASHINGTON – Today Brandon T. Todd was sworn in as the fifth elected Councilmember representing Ward 4 on the Council of the District of Columbia. The swearing-in ceremony took place in the Council Chamber at the John A. Wilson Building and was administered by Judge Thomas Motley of the District of Columbia Superior Court at 7:01pm. The Reverend Dr. Mary Ivey served as clergy during the ceremony.

Councilmember Todd was elected on April 28, 2015, as Ward 4 Councilmember to replace Muriel E. Bowser, who was sworn in as Mayor of the District of Columbia on January 2, 2015.

Councilmember Todd ran on a platform focused on protecting senior citizens, accelerating education reform, continuing sustainable economic development, and providing quality constituent services and public safety. He pledges to continue the progress Ward 4 has experienced over the last seven and a half years.

“I am asking you—the residents of Ward 4—to join me, not only in continuing our progress, but in breaking new ground on a future for Ward 4 that is welcoming to all,” said Councilmember Todd. “I am ready to work with you, doing whatever it takes to move us forward while keeping us together.”

In his first 60 days, Councilmember Todd will focus on reviving the block captain and orange hat patrol model across Ward 4, examining innovative and sustainable uses for underutilized spaces along the Georgia Avenue and Kennedy Street corridors, and providing responsive and exceptional constituent services to Ward 4 residents.

About Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon T. Todd

Councilmember Brandon T. Todd (D-Ward 4) is a native Washingtonian and lifelong public servant. He is President of the Ward 4 Democrats and an active member of many civically-focused organizations across D.C., including the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. Councilmember Todd attends St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Prior to joining the Council, he served as the Director of Constituent Services in the Ward 4 Council Office of Muriel E. Bowser. Follow him on Twitter @CMBrandonTodd or at Facebook.com/brandonttodd.