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Markus Batchelor

Deputy Director of Leadership Programs

Markus Batchelor is an advocate and activist who currently serves as Deputy Director of Leadership Programs at People for the American Way. He previously served as the Ward 8 Representative, Vice President and the youngest-ever elected member of the DC State Board of Education. He is an alumnus of People For’s Young Elected Officials Network.

He has spent his career in government, non-profit and as an elected leader working to close deep divides and advocate for our most vulnerable neighbors and disinvested communities.

He is a third generation Washingtonian and lives in DC’s Congress Heights community, where he was born and raised.

Markus is passionate about racial justice, equity in public education, supporting the next generation of bold progressive leaders, and equality for the 700,000 residents of his hometown by making DC the nation’s 51st state.

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