Muriel E. Bowser (Democrat, incumbent)

Office Sought: D.C. Council

Occupation: Member of the Council of the District of Columbia, Ward 4.

Email Address: mbowser2012@gmail.com

Website: http://www.bowser2012.com

On the issues

What is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

Residents lack confidence in their government. While our attention should be focused on the best schools for our children, the best jobs and affordable housing for our residents and the safest streets for our neighborhoods, our attention to scandals and investigations needlessly squandered a decade's worth of progress. I am a champion for open government and led the effort to create an independent ethics commission and more robust open-meetings law that lets the sun shine on D.C. government. Reforms like these are the first important steps in restoring confidence and pride among District residents.

Why should voters elect you?

In short five years, we've achieved real results in Ward 4, and I am committed to reclaiming the urgent push for progress our city needs.

Education

BA, history, Chatham College; MA, public policy, American University.

Offices and Positions Held

Member, Leadership Greater Washington Class of 2013; board member, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; member, Kiwanis Club of Washington, D.C.; former chairman/member, the Council of Governments Transportation Planning Board; former vice president/member, the Lamond-Riggs Citizens Association; member, the Council of the District of Columbia, Ward 4; former Riggs Park advisory neighborhood commissioner.

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PROJECT: Wilson Andrews, Jason Bartz, Ryan Kellett, Katie Parker, Leslie Passante and Serdar Tumgoren - The Washington Post. Published Oct. 8, 2012.

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