Sauleh Siddiqui

Candidate for ANC3CO5

"Community over commuters!"

About Sauleh

My wife and I have lived in a condo on the corner of Connecticut and Ordway for almost seven years, with our dog, Swift. I am a professor in American University's Environmental Science department, and serve on the board of the Cleveland Park Citizens Association, where I am chair of the transportation committee and inaugural co-chair of the Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Committee. I have volunteered for our community in several ways over the past five years, and I hope to represent you all in our single-member district.


The issues I care about:

  • Save the Uptown and our business district post-COVID by working with Main Street to make our neighborhood more livable and popular

  • Hold D.C. agencies accountable for addressing the numerous infrastructure issues in Cleveland Park, including drainage issues at the Metro station, safety at the intersection of Quebec, Porter and Connecticut, and the Hearst park and pool construction issues

  • Prioritize place-making for the community and bicycle lanes

  • Help families with kids have a safe neighborhood, prioritizing walkability over cars

  • Make Cleveland Park an inclusive community for everyone, while making sure to respect our historic character

  • Work with all neighborhood groups to advance the future of our neighborhood

Endorsements and Updates

  • Greater Greater Washington endorsed me!

  • Emma Hersh, the previous ANC 3C05 commissioner, endorsed me! I am honored by this endorsement. Emma was a wonderful commissioner and I am excited at the opportunity to follow in her footsteps.

  • Ward 3 Bicycle Advocates enthusiastically endorsed me!

  • The ANC3C05 candidates forum was held on Wednesday, September 30th, from 7-8pm via Zoom. The recording of the event is here.

  • Print and post our flier!

  • Thank you ANC Rainbow Caucus for inviting me to join as an ally candidate!

Ward 3 Bicycle Advocates Endorsement

Greater Greater Washington Endorsement

CPCA board member Elizabeth Ferenczi said Sauleh’s “expertise on urban transportation systems, and forward thinking commitment to an equitable and sustainable evolution of Cleveland Park would provide sound and informed big picture thinking to our ANC.”

Mike Rifer, who also serves on the CPCA board with Sauleh said, “I know that he will bring a balanced perspective to this seat-- one that is both open to community-enhancing change while deeply respectful of what makes Cleveland Park special and unique.”

CPCA board member Alli Bernstein notes that Sauleh’s, “understanding of neighborhood and city-wide issues, and his ability to inquire about different perspectives has helped me to see the bigger picture. He is thoughtful in his responses and asks questions that challenge your thinking.”

Bob Ward, Steering Committee Member, Cleveland Park Smart Growth said, "I can speak to Sauleh’s volunteer spirit, having worked with him on the revitalization efforts for Connecticut Ave, in what would become our Main Street. He’s a problem solver, already responding to resident requests related to Connecticut Ave."