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About Ward 1 Councilmember Peter Kovar
Peter was elected to the City Council in 2015. He was born in Massachusetts and has lived in the Washington, DC area since the early 1980s. In 1992 he moved to Takoma Park, where he lives on Holly Avenue with his wife Paula. His children Sarah and Paul attended local public schools before moving on to and graduating from college.
Peter worked in the Federal Government for over 30 years, before retiring in 2013. His jobs included working for U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) for 25 years, with 18 years as Chief of Staff, and four years in the Obama Administration at the Department of Housing and Urban Development where he was Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations.
Peter was the Chair of Maryland Delegate Heather Mizeur’s campaign for Governor in 2014. He is the Treasurer of Crittenton Services of Greater Washington, and has served on the boards of the Village of Takoma Park, the Takoma Foundation, and DC-MD Neighbors for Takoma Transit. His previous local service also included membership on the Takoma Park Public Safety Citizens Advisory Committee and the City Manager selection panel, as well as serving as a coach and participant in many Takoma Park recreational sports activities.
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