Born in upstate New York, I grew up in the small village of Baldwinsville. I was the oldest son of two public school teachers who taught me the importance of education, character, and hard work. I graduated from a public high school and went to college at the State University of New York – College at Geneseo where I majored in political science, with minors in legal studies and public administration. Following graduation, I completed my graduate education at the University of Notre Dame School of Law.

After passing the bar exam in Virginia, I began working for Councilmember Sandy Allen as her legislative counsel for health and aging issues and I became known for my work ethic and active oversight of the Department of Health. In October of 2004, I moved to the Committee on Finance and Revenue, chaired by Councilmember Jack Evans, to serve as its Committee Clerk. During this time, I worked on drafting and marking-up important pieces of legislation including the full funding of the modernization of DC Public Schools, the preservation of public green space, and important income and property tax relief to D.C. homeowners, seniors, and residents with disabilities.

Eric Campaigning - July 4, 2006

Now I want to bring my years of Council work experience covering hundreds of pieces of legislation to work for Ward 3 as your next Councilmember. I know I have the energy, experience, and leadership to deliver a more efficient District government, and fair tax relief for Ward 3 residents.