Washington, DC – Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that he had tapped civic leader Robert White, a former at-large candidate for DC Council and an attorney with extensive experience at the local and federal levels, as the Office of Attorney General’s (OAG) Director of Community Outreach.
In the position, Mr. White will lead OAG’s newly expanded efforts in connecting with civic, community, neighborhood and labor leaders and responding to the concerns of residents and stakeholders.
“Robert brings extensive experience and understanding of community and neighborhood organizations across the District to his new role, and I’m excited to have him on board,” Attorney General Racine said. “Creating an office for community outreach is crucial to ensuring that OAG is as responsive as possible to our residents’ needs and concerns.”
Mr. White, who worked for Attorney General Racine’s transition team, previously ran for an at-large seat on the DC Council. His candidacy earned the endorsements of the Washington Post and other local media outlets, six sitting and former Councilmembers, five labor unions, two business associations and many others. Prior to running for office, Mr. White served for five years as counsel to Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. He has also served as a law clerk for the Maryland District Court for Montgomery County and for Webster, Fredrickson, Correia & Puth.
Mr. White serves as President of the Brightwood Park Citizens Association and as a board member for WINNERS Lacrosse, an organization that uses the sport of lacrosse to teach life skills to boys and girls across the District and the metropolitan area. A Ward 4 resident, he earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and his J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law.