D.C. Mayoral Candidates
Muriel Bowser is a fifth-generation Washingtonian.
She’d been out of D.C. politics for more than five years, and after entering the race for mayor, Carol Schwartz admits she was nervous about ending up like a lonely character from an old advertisement.
Having a white, openly gay, non-Democrat in the mayor’s office would be a trifecta of firsts if David Catania wins.
Leading candidate Muriel Bowser and mounting challenger David Catania continued to spar at a debate hosted by WAMU with just over a month left in the D.C. mayor’s race.
Reta Jo Lewis has lived in the District for 35 years. A native of Statesboro, Georgia, she moved to D.C. to earn her master’s degree at American University.
Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of profiles on the candidates running for D.C. mayor in 2014.
Vincent Orange is familiar name to D.C. voters. He’s appeared on the ballot 10 times since 1990, winning races for Ward 5 and at-large seats on the D.C. Council. This is his second run for mayor; his first was in 2006.
As 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.