DC Mayor Makes History


District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser arrives in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, to attend a ceremony to mark the second anniversary of the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol and to award Presidential Citizens Medals. The honors are being given to state and local officials, election workers and police officers for their "exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens" in upholding the results of the 2020 election and fighting back the Capitol mob. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser and U.S. Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger, visit after a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring law enforcement officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

DC Mayor Makes History! Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser was sworn in this week as the first African American woman to be elected to three, four-year terms as mayor of an American city. In her inauguration speech, Bowser said a third time and a third term is a special opportunity because there is a mandate from the people to be bold, to think big, to push the envelope, and above all else, to win for Washington, DC. In 2018 Bowser became the first woman ever re-elected as the Mayor of Washington, DC and the first mayor to earn a second term in 16 years. 

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