Nelson began his career working for the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress and was assigned to work with the House D.C. Committee on the Home Rule Charter that would give D.C. an elected local government.
After the passage of the D.C. Home Rule Charter Act, Nelson served as the D.C. House Committee’s Research Director. During that time on the Committee he served for 10 years as the Chairman’s delegate on the National Capital Planning Commission. Since, retiring in 1992, Nelson has been active in the City Museum Project and the Washington Historical Society.
Nelson is running to work for the passage of a law creating a D.C. delegate to give us a voice in the Senate. D.C. residents deserve voting representation in Congress.