Muriel Bowser

Muriel Elizabeth Bowser (born August 2, 1972) is an American politician serving as the eighth mayor of the District of Columbia since 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously represented Ward 4 as a member of the Council of the District of Columbia from 2007 to 2015. She is the second female mayor of the District of Columbia after Sharon Pratt, and the first woman to be reelected to that position.

Muriel Bowser
8th Mayor of the District of Columbia
Assumed office
January 2, 2015
Preceded byVincent C. Gray
Member of the Council of the District of Columbia from Ward 4
In office
January 2, 2007  January 2, 2015
Preceded byAdrian Fenty
Succeeded byBrandon Todd
Member of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission
for District 4B09
In office
January 2, 2005  January 2, 2007
Preceded bySandra Battle
Succeeded byDouglass Sloan
Personal details
Born
Muriel Elizabeth Bowser

(1972-08-02) August 2, 1972 (age 49)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Children1
EducationChatham University (BA)
American University (MPP)
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Elected to the Advisory Neighborhood Commission in 2004, Bowser was elected to the council in a special election in 2007, to succeed Adrian Fenty, who had been elected Mayor. She was reelected in 2008 and 2012 and ran for mayor in the 2014 election. She defeated incumbent mayor Vincent C. Gray in the Democratic primary and won the general election against three Independent and two minor party candidates with 55% of the vote. In 2018, she won a second term with 76% of the vote.