councilmember • Ward 3

Matthew Frumin

Matt Frumin is a dedicated community activist and longtime Ward 3 resident. Equipped with decades of experience serving neighbors both in government and in community organizations, he’s excited to take office as the next Ward 3 DC Councilmember and to serve the residents of Ward 3 and the City.

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Frumin has been a stalwart community activist and advocate. For nearly 20 years, he has worked with neighbors, government officials, and other stakeholders to make the District an even better place to live. He served as Chair of the Board of the Lisner Louise Dickson Hurt Home, a five star assisted living/nursing facility serving low income DC seniors on Western Avenue. As chair, he helped secure the first ever Housing Production Trust Fund award for a senior affordable housing project in Ward 3. Frumin also spent six years on the board of Tenleytown Main Street, half as president, supporting local businesses and community events like Art All Night. Additionally, Frumin served on Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3E for six and a half years, half of those as Chair. He has sat on multiple government committees and task forces addressing issues from transportation to utilities to parks and recreation.

He has been a tireless advocate for better schools across the District. In addition to serving on the committee which oversaw the planning and renovation of Jackson-Reed High School, he took a lead role in creating a citywide organization of education advocates –– the Coalition for DC Public Schools and Communities (“C4DC”) –– as well as helping to launch the Ward 3 Education Network (“Ward3EdNet”).

Professionally, Frumin has worked as an attorney for over 30 years working on matters ranging from estate planning and family mediation to international trade and antitrust. He was a political appointee at the US Department of State during the Clinton administration, focusing on issues of democracy, human and women’s rights, labor, and the rule of law. He has also served on multiple national and local political campaigns and worked on democracy projects in Latin America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

Frumin and his wife Lena have been married for 35 years and live in AU Park. Together they have raised three children, all graduates of DC Public Schools.

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  • Term

  • Political Affiliation

    Democratic Party

  • Time on Council

    2023 to present

  • Office

    1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 408, NW Washington, DC 20004


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