About Rodney

Rodney “Red” Grant is running for an At-Large seat on the DC Council and envisions a unified community.

He prioritizes the strength and well-being of all residents. Rodney comes from Ward 7 and has connections to Wards 3 and 4, providing him with a broad perspective on the city’s challenges, including rising crime, homelessness, and dwindling affordable housing. As the Chair of Public Relations, he has partnered with Black Women For Justice and is a passionate advocate for the return of vocational education to address education and employment disparities, which he sees as a key factor in crime prevention.

A graduate of DC public schools, Rodney’s career began in 1992 with the Department of Recreation, where he mentored youth and helped shape their futures. As the husband of a retired police officer, father of three daughters, and experienced budget manager, he places a high value on community, safety, and financial prudence. His philanthropic efforts, such as his filmmaking program “Don’t Shoot Guns, Shoot Cameras” and his nonprofit organization “Beyond Your Block,” underscore his dedication to youth development.
Rodney brings humanity and compassion to politics, offering authentic leadership for a thriving, just, and vibrant DC. He is running for an At-Large seat on the DC Council and is committed to the well-being of the city’s communities.
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