Brandon Tristan Biography
Brandon Todd (Brandon Tristan Todd) is a Democratic politician who represents Ward 4 on the Council of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C. Previously, Todd worked in the Council office of Muriel Bowser and in various campaign positions during her successful campaign for Mayor of the District of Columbia.
On May 2015, he won a special election succeeding Muriel Bowser, who was elected as mayor. On May 14, 2015, Todd was sworn into office and served the remainder of Bowser’s term. Todd won the June 2016 Democratic primary and the November 2016 general election for the position.
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Brandon Tristan Todd was born on May 26, 1983Washington, D.C., U.S.
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Brandon Tristan Electoral history
2014 special election
Todd announced on December 4, 2014 that his candidacy for councilmember for Ward 4 after the position was vacated when Bowser was elected mayor. Within three days of his announcement, he had raised $50,000. In the final campaign finance filing before the election, Todd had three times the financial reserves of his nearest rival. He accepted donations from LLCs owned by companies, which allowed companies to donate additional money to the campaign.
Todd advertised his close relationship with the mayor, stating that he was the only candidate in the field who would be able to pick up the phone and discuss the ward’s needs directly with her. At a debate, it was reported that Todd searched on Google when asked to name a historical figure whose leadership he admired. Todd’s campaign had no comment on the action. He won with 42% of the vote.
2016 general election
During the June 14, 2016 D.C Council Ward 4 Democratic primary election, Todd won with 49% of the vote. He received the endorsements of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, Democrats for Education Reform and The Washington Post. He won reelection for a full four-year term on November 8, 2016 during the general election. He garnered 35,100 votes.
Brandon Tristan Council terms
First (partial) Council Term
Todd said that he opposed awarding the operation of DC’s prisons to a controversial private management company. Todd was one of the few candidates who did not oppose pop-ups, or housing extensions above the original height. After winning office and in the wake of community protests, he said he was “not outright opposed to pop-ups but that he wanted to find a balance between new housing units and neighbors’ concerns.”
Second Council Term
Todd joined Councilmembers Jack Evans and Anita Bonds and also Mayor Muriel Bowser at the parade for the inauguration of Donald Trump, saying “It’s important that we get to know the Trump administration and they get to know the District. And the first step in that is being here for a peaceful transition of power.
On September 19, 2017, Todd introduced the “Universal Free Lunch for All Amendment Act of 2017,” which would provide lunch for all students in District of Columbia public schools, public charter schools, and participating private schools free of charge.
On December 4, 2017, Todd Introduced a bill to strengthen identity theft protections for children and eliminate credit freeze fees for all District residents. The “Identity Protection Amendment Act of 2017” would enable a parent or guardian of a child to place a credit freeze on their behalf.