Matt Frumin is a dedicated community activist and longtime Ward 3 resident. Equipped with decades of experience serving neighbors, Matt ran on a platform of supporting our schools and small businesses, improving quality of life for older adults, and increasing housing availability and affordability.
In November 2022, more than 20,000 Ward 3 residents elected Matt in a resounding victory.
Matt often says that community activism is in his DNA. His mother advocated for social justice, better schools, and a stronger community, and he watched the community where he grew up become a better place because of her work. He carries on that tradition as Ward 3 Councilmember.
For nearly 20 years, Matt has worked with neighbors, government officials, and community leaders to make the District an even better place to live. Among his notable positions, he served as Chair of the Board of the Lisner Louise Dickson Hurt Home, a five star assisted living/nursing facility serving low income DC seniors, and secured the first Housing Production Trust Fund award for a senior affordable housing project in Ward 3. He also spent six years on the board of Tenleytown Main Street, half as president, supporting local businesses and arts and cultural events like Art All Night. Additionally, Matt served on Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3E for six and a half years, half of those as Chair. He has sat on numerous government committees and task forces addressing issues from transportation to utilities to parks and recreation.
Matt is a tireless advocate for better schools across the District. In addition to serving on the committee that oversaw the planning and renovation of Jackson-Reed High School, he led the creation of the Coalition for DC Public Schools and Communities, a citywide organization of education advocates, as well as launched the Ward 3 Education Network.
Professionally, Matt spent more than 30 years as an attorney working on matters ranging from estate planning and family mediation to international trade and antitrust. He served during the Clinton Administration as a political appointee at the US Department of State focused on issues of democracy, human and women’s rights, labor, and the rule of law. He has also served on multiple national and local political campaigns and worked on democracy projects in Latin America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
Matt and his wife Lena have been married for 35 years and live in AU Park. Together they have raised three children, all graduates of DC Public Schools.