Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser wins Democratic primary, making third term likely

By Black News & Views

Muriel Bowser, mayor of the nation’s capital, won Tuesday’s Democratic primary, effectively handing her a third term in a city that is heavily Democratic.

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser is in line to win a third term. Photo credit: Government of the District of Columbia
Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser is in line to win a third term. Photo credit: Government of the District of Columbia

Bowser defeated two city council members — Robert White and Trayon White.

If she wins during the general election in November, she will become the second mayor to win three consecutive terms. The late Marion Barry, a former civil rights leader imprisoned on drug charges who later returned post-prison to run the city again, was the first Washington, D.C., mayor to serve three terms — from 1979 to 1991.

Crime, as in other American cities, has been a growing issue for officials in Washington. Bowser drew national attention in June 2020 when she spearheaded the painting of a downtown street to read Black Lives Matter and renamed the space near the White House Black Lives Matter Plaza.

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