Showing posts with label Muriel Bowser. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Muriel Bowser. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Muriel Bowser Wins Third Term as Washington DC Mayor

Muriel Bowser is the first D.C. mayor elected to a third term since Marion Barry won his in 1986.

Her opponents were Independent Rodney Red Grant, a D.C. native who has had an entertainment career with BET and his own film company, and Republican small business owner Stacia Hall.

Bowser won with 77% of the vote.


Muriel Bowser 118,752__ 77%

Rodney Grant 23,663__ 15%

Stacia Hall 9,573__ 6%

Dennis Sobin 2,098__ 1%

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Biden campaign enlists Black mayors in get-out-the-vote ad push

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign released a new ad on Saturday featuring over a dozen Black mayors of major cities urging Black Americans to vote for Biden and Kamala Harris.

The campaign features the following local officials: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, Flagstaff, Arizona Mayor Coral Evans, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Birmingham, Alabama Mayor Randall Woodfin, Columbia, South Carolina Mayor Steven Benjamin, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Richmond, Virginia Mayor Levar Stoney, Stockton, California Mayor Michael Tubbs and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter..

Watch the ad below:

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Washington D.C.Mayor Muriel Bowser announces help for furloughed federal workers

With no end in sight for the government shutdown, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that she is taking steps to help protect its residents who are furloughed federal workers.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Washington D.C. Mayor and Council take jabs at Trump over his cancelled military parade

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and the city council took to Twitter to mock Donald trump after he blamed "local politicians" for the cancellation of his overpriced "mine is bigger than yours" military parade. Read their tweets below:

Town Council

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser: Local government will remain open during shutdown

Washington D.C. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser called a news conference from the National Mall Friday morning to assure residents the District government would remain open and continue to provide uninterrupted service.

“Regardless of whether or not the federal government shuts down, D.C. government will be open for business,” Bowser said.

City officials reiterated Friday a potential shutdown would have no effect on city trash collection, traffic monitoring, first responders and public safety activities.

And Bowser said she has called on her agencies “where we are able, to step in for the federal government.”

D.C. Department of Public Works Director Chris Shorter said the District would be collecting trash on the National Mall and 126 other national parks throughout D.C. and servicing 372 litter cans on federal land throughout the city during a shutdown.

“While we are picking up the slack for the federal government, I want to assure all District residents that the city services that they count on, such as trash, recycling collections as well as parking enforcement will continue as normal,” Shorter said.

Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice Kevin Donohue said the extra work for trash collection on federal land would amount to about $100,000 per week in personnel costs. Bowser said the city will be tracking those costs and plans to seek reimbursement from the federal government.


Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Muriel Bowser elected mayor of Washington D.C.

Democrat Muriel Bowser fended off a challenge from two independents on Tuesday to win election as the seventh mayor in the District’s history.

With all precincts reporting, Ms. Bowser secured 53.9 percent of the vote to defeat independent David A. Catania, who took 35.3 percent and Carol Schwartz, who earned 7.1 percent.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Councilwoman Muriel Bowser defeats incumbent Gray in D.C. mayoral primary

Muriel E. Bowser, a low-key but politically canny District lawmaker, won the Democratic mayoral nomination Tuesday, emerging from a pack of challengers in a low-turnout primary to deny scandal-tarnished incumbent Vincent C. Gray a second term.

The 41-year-old D.C. Council member triumphed in the latest in a string of District elections to reveal a city unsettled over the shape of its future. Bowser’s win heralds many more months of uncertainty as she faces a substantial general-election challenger while a lame-duck Gray is left to steer the city amid the threat of federal indictment.

Bowser (D-Ward 4) moved deftly to capitalize on public doubts about Gray’s trustworthiness fueled by the still-unresolved federal corruption investigation into his 2010 campaign. Alone among seven Democratic challengers, she amassed a coalition that crossed demographic and geographic lines allowing her to outpoll Gray’s shrunken but steady base of African American voters.

Read more here: Councilwoman Bowser defeats incumbent Gray in D.C. mayoral primary