November 6, 2019
“I am honored to receive an endorsement from DC Women in Politics. I am a big fan of their work to promote women and women’s issues and their strong commitment to a democracy that is inclusive of all women.”
Yilin Zhang, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Ward 2 D.C. council member, has been endorsed by DC Women in Politics. The organization seeks to increase the number of women in elected office in the District and to enhance the skills and techniques of those women as they enter the political arena.
President Anita Shelton says Zhang brings a fresh start to Ward 2 politics.
“She is unencumbered by the mistakes of Jack Evans,” Shelton said, speaking of the ward’s embattled longtime council member. “The candidates she is running against have supported Evans in the past but she would bring a fresh perspective to the position. We also feel that she will articulate the needs of low-income people in the ward and bring diversity to the council.”
Shelton said Zhang, who works in the healthcare field, would also provide vital knowledge and views that would benefit the District and the Council’s on issues related to women’s health.
If elected in the June 2 Democratic Party primary and the Nov. 3 general election, Zhang will be the first woman to represent Ward 2.
Zhang expressed appreciation following the announcement of the endorsement.
“I am honored to receive an endorsement from DC Women in Politics,” she said. “I am a big fan of their work to promote women and women’s issues and their strong commitment to a democracy that is inclusive of all women.”