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S. Kathryn Allen

S. Kathryn is a wife, mom, business owner, church member, and an advocate for fostering and adopting DC children. She has been an active resident for nearly 30 years. She moved to DC in 1989 after law school to start a new chapter of her life. She stayed, and she and her husband Maurice raised their three children here, because Washingtonians embraced them and inspired them to be engaged neighbors and contributors to DC communities.

S. Kathryn has worked in the Federal Government at the E.P.A.; in DC Government, as the first African American female banking commissioner; as an entrepreneur, and as a volunteer on local nonprofit boards. She is the founder/co-founder of two DC-based businesses, Gladsyl Insurance, and Answer Title and Escrow.

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S. Kathryn believes her faith and her parents’ guidance have shaped her empathy for others, her work ethic, her integrity, and her desire to use her talents to contribute to her community and society. As the middle child with seven siblings, S. Kathryn has always been a resourceful organizer, collaborator and mediator. She takes seriously her role as a part of the village that nurtures, educates and protects all of our children to achieve their wildest dreams. Our elders inspire her to continuously strive for forward progress, to value and consider our neighbors, and to keep our most vulnerable members connected to our communities.

S. Kathryn is uniquely qualified to serve as an At-Large DC Councilmember because of her depth of experience and skills, as well as her belief that our local government should serve the local interests of its residents.

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S. Kathryn Allen

S. Kathryn Allen has lived and worked in the District of Columbia for 29 years. She has spent much of her adult life as a public servant. She graduated from Smith College and completed her J.D. from Boston College Law School. She worked at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and later in Mayor Anthony Williams’ administration as the first African American female Banking Commissioner in the country.

Kathryn’s passion for public service was heavily influenced by her parents who were immigrants from Cuba and Jamaica. Kathryn is one of eight children. Her parents, who were civic leaders in Fayetteville, NC, instilled in her an ethic of hard work and principles of community service.

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S. Kathryn wants to ensure that all of the city’s diverse groups of residents benefit from the city’s economic growth; that longtime residents and newcomers can access affordable housing, quality education, city services and amenities; and that our city can ensure our residents’ safe passage to and from home, work, school and play. S. Kathryn believes we can find a balance between services and amenities for families, business-friendly growth, and economic opportunities for all residents. S. Kathryn wants to be a bridge builder on the DC Council.

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Latest News

Allen Wants to Represent All of D.C. on the Council

The already crowded race for the D.C. Council at-large independent seat has added another candidate and this one promises to be potent. Former District of Columbia Banking Commissioner S. Kathryn […]

Progressive D.C. lawmaker outraised by business-backed challenger, reports show

A challenger backed by the city’s business community has outraised D.C. Council member Elissa Silverman (I-At Large) in the latest campaign finance period, new filings show. S. Kathryn Allen, an […]

S. Kathryn Allen Supporters Rally to Create Early Momentum for At-Large DC Council Race

Washington, DC- Last night S. Kathryn Allen’s campaign filed its first financial report totaling $ 37,017.00 for the period 14-days leading our first finance reporting. This outpouring of support from […]