For Immediate Release
June 21, 2022
EMILY's List Congratulates Muriel Bowser on Advancing to the General Election in Washington, D.C. Mayoral Race
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on advancing to the general election in her reelection race. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled that Muriel Bowser is advancing to the general election in her bid to represent Washington, D.C. in her third term as mayor. Bowser is a distinguished leader who tirelessly advocates for the people of Washington, D.C., whether it be for affordable housing, diversifying the economy, or mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic. We are proud to stand by this pro-choice champion on her path to reelection.”
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 the first mayor to earn a second term in 16 years.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color 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 more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.