MEET MIKE

It's Now Or Never To Solve Our Most Urgent Challenges 

Mike Austin is a fourth-generation Washingtonian, attorney, community servant, and the ANC 8C Chair representing Congress Heights, DC in Ward 8. Mike remains focused on creating equity pathways for our most overlooked residents in Ward 8. 

Mike has proudly dedicated his career to serving Ward 8. Prior to serving as an ANC Chairman, he served as the Ward 8 Legislative Director to former Ward 8 Councilmember LaRuby May, overseeing all policy and legislation for Ward 8. With May, he wrote or co-wrote over 200 pieces of legislation for displacement prevention, educational improvements, and criminal justice reform. 

After his time with May, Mike served as the Legislative Director to the Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity, where he focused on closing the economic gap for Ward 8 residents. There he oversaw the policy initiatives and budgets for the Department of Employment Services and Department of Small and Local Business Development. 

Most recently, Mike served as a Vice President at United Medical Center (formerly “Greater Southeast"), where he worked to improve the health outcomes for his community by improving the services at the primary hospital East of the River. 

Mike remains committed to his community. Mike has the experience. Mike has the passion. And as your Ward 8 Councilmember, Mike will bring a balanced, creative, and responsive leadership style to the Council. It's Now Or Never. 

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