24WPD Members voted during our February meeting to endorse Bret Narayan for 24th Ward Alderman.
From his website:
Bret grew up in St. Louis and then attended the University of Missouri – Columbia, where he majored in political science before attending Saint Louis University School of Law and serving as president Phi Delta Phi, the university’s legal honors fraternity. Bret moved to Dogtown in 2015, although he was no stranger to the neighborhood before then. Since 2015 he has been involved with the Clayton-Tamm Community Association, where he currently serves as Vice-President; the 24th Ward Progressive Democrats, where he served as Secretary; and the 24th Ward Regular Democrats. Bret has also worked with Dogtown United on Dogtown’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities and with the St. Louis Young Democrats, as their Director of Communications.
Bret has been a practicing attorney for the last five years at Narayan Attorneys at Law, where he works with his brother, who is also a lawyer. Bret works primarily in civil litigation on behalf of small businesses and “mom and pop shops,” but also does criminal defense work on behalf of homeless and low-income veterans through the Kaufman Fund. His personal ethics drive a holistic practice that provides important services to “the little guy” who needs a hand up.
Bret believes in working hard to make the democratic process available and spends time volunteering for campaigns and causes near and dear to his heart. Dogtown, the 24th Ward, the City of St. Louis, and the St. Louis region need strong advocates with the ability to work on the immediate needs of the community while maintaining a long-term vision that involves a successful, inclusive future for all residents of St. Louis. Bret’s focus, experience, drive, and ability to work collaboratively toward the greater good make him the right choice for the voters of the 24th Ward.