A MOTHER. AN ADVOCATE. A FRIEND.
Born and raised in Ward 7, Democrat Veda Rasheed is a mom of two, an attorney, and community activist whose first priority is serving Ward 7 with unflinching integrity and resolve. She is unafraid to stand up, speak out, and fight for the future of Ward 7 by putting education first, advocating for affordable housing, and working to stop the violence that continues to rip our community apart.
Facts about Veda:
Veda was born and raised in Ward 7’s River Terrace neighborhood.
Veda is an attorney with a long history of community activism in the areas of education, public safety, financial literacy, pro-bono legal services, and business development.
Veda is currently serving as the Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner representing Single Member District 7E01.
Veda successfully advanced the Community Engagement efforts of the Office of the Attorney General under Karl Racine.
Veda is a graduate of Bowie State University and Catholic University of America.
Veda received the Michael F. Curtin Pro Bono Award from Catholic University.
Veda was named Law Student of the Year by the National Jurist.
Veda is a member of the National Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Washington Bar Association.
Veda has served in multiple volunteer roles, including Chair of the Ward 7 Young Democrats and Ward 7 Parent Leader for My School DC Advisory Council.
Veda was appointed to the Mayor’s Commission on African American Affairs by Mayor Muriel Bowser in 2017. Her term on the commission ended in June 2019.