Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of profiles on the candidates running for D.C. mayor in 2014. Click here to read all the profiles.
A fifth-generation Washingtonian, Muriel Bowser has served on the D.C. Council since 2007, when she won a special election to fill the seat vacated by newly-elected mayor Adrian Fenty.
Before her time on council, she was a member of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B. Bowser chairs the D.C. Council’s Committee on Economic Development and is the council representative on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Board of Directors.
She grew up in North Michigan Park and now lives in Riggs Park.