David Sobelsohn

Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, 6B03


David will be an important voice for equality on the ANC!


David Sobelsohn’s career has combined organizing and activism with teaching and scholarship, both legal and literary. A graduate of the University of Chicago and Boston University Law School, David has taught at Stanford Law School and at law schools in Cleveland and Detroit; covered the United States Supreme Court for a news service; and published scholarly articles on constitutional law. As Chief Legislative Counsel for the Human Rights Campaign, David led HRC’s work drafting and organizing the first-ever congressional hearing on a gay-rights bill, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. He also led HRC’s early fight to obtain American legal recognition of same-sex marriage. Earlier in his career, David served as counsel to the Michigan House Judiciary Committee, focusing on such issues as choice in dying (sometimes called “assisted suicide”).

David has also published theater reviews and advised local DC theaters on plays to produce.

Election as ANC 6B03 commissioner would mark David’s second stint as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner. From 2005-11, David served as an ANC commissioner in Southwest DC. In addition to serving as that ANC’s vice-chair and secretary, David negotiated community-benefits agreements for what was then DC’s most rapidly redeveloping neighborhood. He also testified, as the ANC’s representative before the DC Council, in favor of the Council’s recognition of marriage equality.

Contact David by emailing anc6b03@gmail.com or by calling 202-484-8303.

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