Bowser Talks Third Term Plans

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DC Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) speaks during the Wednesday press conference. Photo: S.Payne/CCN.

Tuesday evening, DC voters re-elected DC Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) for her third term in office, the first Mayor to do so since Marion Barry in 1986.

On Wednesday morning, Bowser spoke about her transition plans for her third term in office.

Bowser expressed gratitude to her team, supporters and DC voters who turned out to secure her re-election to public office.

“I am grateful to DC residents for putting their trust in me and in our team,” Bowser said of the election results.

The Transition

Bowser said she is focused on leading the city’s comeback and making the District “a city we can all be proud of” including working to end gun violence, reimagining the city’s corridors, investing in middle class and getting young people “back on track.”

Amid the transition, which official takes effect on Jan. 2, 2023, Bowser encouraged the community to submit their own big ideas for the city to together.dc.gov and be an active participant in the District’s comeback.

“We want residents from all eight wards, all industries and sectors, to join us and be part of something big – DC’s comeback,” Bowser said. “Over the last eight years, we have stuck together. We have big accomplishments to be proud of, but we also have a big job ahead. If you have a big idea for the future of DC, share it with us at together.dc.gov.”

Additionally, in the coming weeks, the District will host an engagement forum and a number of hiring events to encourage community members to consider a career within the DC Government. 

 These events include: 

  • The Department of Employment Services (DOES) Job Fair: Monday, Nov. 14 to Wednesday, Nov. 16
  • Together, DC! Resume Raiser: Thursday, Nov. 17
  • Together, DC! Big Challenges & Bigger Ideas Engagement Forum: Saturday, Nov. 19
  • DC Government Virtual Job FairThursday, Dec. 8 and Friday, Dec. 9

Transition Team

Bowser announced a transition team which will be led by for former DC Health Director Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt and former Council member and current Director of DOEE Tommy Wells. 

Additionally, Bowser announced the appointment of LaToya Foster as the Director of the DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment.

Sarah Payne is a general assignment reporter for Capital Community News. She can be reached at sarahp@hillrag.com.