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November 8, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Reelection Victory
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Muriel Bowser on her reelection as Washington, D.C. mayor. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“EMILYs List celebrates Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s reelection to her third term in office. Mayor Bowser has advocated tirelessly for the people who call the city home, pushing for policies that address the challenges D.C. is facing, from affordable housing to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re excited to see this proven leader and pro-choice champion continue successfully fighting for the nation’s capital as mayor.”
Muriel Bowser earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from Chatham University and master’s degree in public policy from American University. She first entered elected office as an advisory neighborhood commissioner in the Riggs Park neighborhood. In 2007, Bowser was elected to represent Ward 4 on the Council of the District of Columbia. She was reelected in 2008 and 2012. In 2015, Bowser was sworn in as mayor. In 2018, she made history as the first woman ever reelected as mayor of Washington D.C., and is the first mayor to earn a third term since 1986.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised over $700 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure campaigns for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,400 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.