About Nelson Rimensnyder
Since coming to Washington in 1970, Nelson Rimensnyder has been a leader in efforts to achieve home rule and representation through a vote in the House and a delegate in the Senate.
If elected, Nelson pledges to devote full time to achieve voting representation and legislative autonomy for the District. Until Congress acts on this issue, he will also advocate for exemption of DC residents from federal income taxation.
Our Nation was founded on the principle that citizens should not be taxed without their consent. Residents of the District are the only American citizens who are taxed without their consent. Until Congress acts to correct this fundamental injustice, Nelson will continue to bring this issue to the national media.
Nelson has experience and established relationships with Congressional members and staff that enable him to mobilize support from both parties. Sending a Republican to the Hill would give the District credibility and greater influence in the Congress.
Nelson Rimensnyder at a glance:
- Born 1943, Philadelphia, PA. Pennsylvania State University, BA and MPA
- DC resident since 1970. Homeowner, Capitol Hill
- Married, three children attended DC public schools.
- Retired from staff of U. S. House of Representatives, Committee on the District of Columbia
- Recipient D.C. Federation of Citizens Associations Award, “Protector of D.C. History,” 2006
- DC Vote Champions of Democracy Award 2013
- Veteran, U.S. Army (1963-1969)
Memberships & civic involvement:
National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), 1978-82
DC Emancipation Commemoration Commission
District of Columbia Public Records Commission
Association of the Oldest Inhabitants of the District of Columbia, Historian
Christ Episcopal Church, Washington Parish, American Legion Post #8 (Capitol Hill)
Rhodes Tavern-DC Heritage Society
PTA Volunteer, Capitol Hill Cluster School
Judge, DC and National History Day
City Museum Project
Military Road School Association
DC Historical Society, Board Member (1980-1995)
DC Preservation League
League of Women Voters
District of Columbia Republican Committee