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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.