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Janeese Lewis-George

DC Councilmember for Ward 4
Janeese Lewis George

Janeese Lewis George is honored to serve as DC Councilmember for Ward 4. Janeese is a third generation Washingtonian, a native of Ward 4, and a proud graduate of DC Public Schools. Growing up in a working-class family Janeese learned early on the importance of family, hard work, education, and public service. Inspired to fight inequities head on, Janeese received her Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law. She went on to work for DC Attorney General Karl A. Racine as the Assistant Attorney General in the Juvenile Section of the Public Safety Division. There, she worked to advance juvenile justice reform by utilizing innovative, evidence-based practices. She was elected to the Council of the District of Columbia in 2020. Janeese and her husband Kyle reside in the Manor Park neighborhood of Ward 4 with their puppy Sully.