Robert White has served as an At-Large member of the Council of the District of Columbia (DC Council) since 2016. He chairs the Committee on Housing, overseeing housing, human services, and returning citizens’ issues. Councilmember White also served as chair of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments in 2019 and 2021.

Prior to joining the DC Council, White served as the Director of Community Engagement for DC’s first elected Attorney General, Karl Racine. In this role, he developed a blueprint for connecting DC residents to the city’s chief legal office.

From 2008 to 2013, White worked in the U.S. House of Representatives as Legislative Counsel to Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. He advanced issues such as full voting representation for the residents of the District of Columbia. Previously, White served as a law clerk at the Maryland District Court for Montgomery County.

Councilmember White holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law.