On Tuesday Muriel Bowser secured the Democratic nomination for mayor of the District of Columbia. If elected (which is likely as every mayor since D.C. was granted home rule from Congress in 1975 was a Democrat), she’ll be the second African-American woman to hold the position.
Sharon Pratt Kelly (elected Sharon Pratt Dixon) was inaugurated as D.C.’s mayor in 1991.
Bowser said in an interview with the Washington Post: “It’s rough and tumble, politics.”
In a profile written by the Washington City Paper, she said, “You have to respect the whole city, whether you’ve been here a long time or whether you just got here.”
Photo of Bowser at a Women For Muriel event on Jan. 26 by Crystal Nichole Davis (Flickr/crystalndavis) Photo of Pratt Kelly via Wikimedia commons.