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Muriel Elizabeth Bowser (born August 2, 1972) is an American politician and a member of the Democratic Party currently serving as the eighth Mayor of the District of Columbia. Prior to her inauguration in January 2015, Bowser served as a member of the Council of the District of Columbia, representing Ward 4.
Elected to the Advisory Neighborhood Commission in 2004, Bowser was elected to the Council in a special election in 2007, to succeed Adrian Fenty, who had been elected Mayor. She was re-elected in 2008 and 2012 and ran for Mayor in the 2014 election. She defeated incumbent Mayor Vincent C. Gray in the Democratic primary and won the general election against three Independent and two Minor Party candidates with 54.53% of the vote. She is the second woman to be elected Mayor, after Sharon Pratt Kelly.
==Early life and education==
The youngest of six children of Joe and Joan Bowser, Muriel E. Bowser grew up in North Michigan Park in northeast DC.〔Stewart, Nikita. (In Primary, Bowser Asserts Independence ). ''The Washington Post''. August 20, 2008. Retrieved August 20, 2008.〕 In 1990, Bowser graduated from Elizabeth Seton High School, a private all-girls Catholic high school located in Bladensburg, Maryland. She received a college scholarship due to her excellent grades. Bowser graduated from Chatham College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a bachelor's degree in history, and she graduated from American University with a Masters in Public Policy.〔(Local elections 2008: Muriel Bowser ). ''The Washington Post''. Retrieved 2008-06-27.〕 She moved to Riggs Park in Ward 4 in 2000.〔Drake, Ingrid. (Possible Contenders in the Ward 4 Race ) (pdf). ''DC North''. January 2007.〕
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