Yesterday Muriel Bowser was elected mayor of Washington, D.C., defeating independents David Catania (SFS ’90, LAW ’94) and Carol Schwartz. Let us introduce her to you.
Bowser is currently a D.C. Councilmember representing Ward 4.
Bowser won the Democratic primary over incumbent Vincent Gray in April of this year after announcing her candidacy in March 2013.
In 2011, she was arrested with other councilmembers and Mayor Vincent Gray while protesting after Congress agreed to impose controversial riders on D.C. spending. One stipulation was that D.C. could not spend its own money on abortions for low-income women. That’s pretty badass.
Bowser plans to close D.C. General Homeless shelter and improve upon the “rapid rehousing” strategy to deal with the increasing problem of homelessness in D.C. this winter.
Bowser used the slogan #All8Wards to promote her plan of representing D.C. as one, unified city. That means you! And you! And you!
Congrats, Muriel Bowser! And Godspeed.
Check out thehoya.com for continued coverage of Bowser’s win.
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Info: Washington Post, The Hoya, In The Capital