Mónica believes in economic progress that honors our core values as a city: Respect, Inclusion, Equity and Accountability to all our residents.
Mónica is a civil rights lawyer, an advocate and a government executive who has devoted her career to public service in the District.
She has lived in DC for thirty years and believes in a vision for our city that supports economic progress and at the same time honors our values as a city: Respect, Inclusion, Equity and Accountability to all our residents.
Mónica knows how to fight for ALL DC.
As Director of the Office of Human Rights, the District’s civil rights enforcement agency, Mónica led a team that investigated thousands of civil rights investigations. She also built partnerships with housing advocates, local businesses, law enforcement and hundreds of District programs in order to get services to residents.
Mónica is a proud Latina and social entrepreneur. She is a mother, a community leader, a survivor and a bridge builder. Raised most of her life by a single mother she knows how hard it can be to make ends meet when you have a family and need to pay for child-care, groceries and a safe place to live.