Desiree T. Washington is a licensed California attorney. She is a former prosecutor with the State Bar of California, and a former public relations intern for the City of Chicago under the late Mayor Harold Washington. She currently practices business law in the private sector, representing individuals in business and real estate transactions, and consulting with mid-to-large-sized businesses in meeting their large eDiscovery Project Management needs. She regularly manages teams of 30 or more workers to meet high-stakes litigation goals.
Desiree T. Washington obtained a Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa, College of Law, where she specialized in jurisprudence and civil rights, and where she was appointed research assistant to Professor Kenneth Kress.
Desiree T. Washington received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago, where she majored in Medieval and Early Modern History, with a minor in the ancient world. She also became an Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Fellow while studying at the University of Chicago.
Most recently, Desiree T. Washington has worked as a contract attorney for large law firms, providing substantive legal analysis, managing teams of 25-30+ attorneys in matters of productivity, workflow, quality control issues, and managing general human resources.
Desiree T. Washington believes her professional experience makes her uniquely qualified to represent Los Angeles County residents. She represents new leadership, ready to meet complex challenges with the aide of technology, youthful vigor, creative force and moderate values.
Desiree T. Washington believes that for Los Angeles County to remain a world-class comunity, it needs to chart a new course. This course should, at its foundation, involve a policy of inclusivity and equal treatment for all. As Los Angeles County Supervisor, Desiree T. Washington will work to protect her district from the mismanagement that plagues urban Los Angeles. She will work to ensure our county government works to improve the quality of life for all residents.
Desiree T. Washington believes that Los Angeles County can do better to address the concerns of our residents. It must reduce pollution and traffic congestion. It must insure equal pay and equal opportunities for women. It must ensure the overall independent contractor and consumer experience in our vibrant gig economies, from rideshare drivers to temporary contract hires in offices and factories. It must do better to train our youth for technology-related employment opportunities. "Together, we can and will make a difference. This is my promise. Please join this movement for change," Desiree T. Washington said.
An experienced manager, advocate and creative thinker, Desiree T. Washington has worked at the State level to make Los Angeles County a great place in which to live and do business. Surmounting challenges with both conservative and creative solutions, Desiree T. Washington offers new leadership. "I am ready to meet complex challenges with the aide of technology, youthful vigor, creative force and moderate values, " Desiree T. Washington said. "As Supervisor, I will work to create social and economic opportunities for every resident regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, economic status, age or neighborhood," she added.