Muriel Elizabeth Bowser (born August 2, 1972) is an American politician serving as the eighth Mayor of the District of Columbia since 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously represented Ward 4 as a member of the Council of the District of Columbia from 2007 to 2015. She is the second female Mayor of the District of Columbia after Sharon Pratt, and the first woman to be reelected to that position.
The D.C. Council on Oct. 6 voted unanimously in a second and final vote to approve legislation to provide nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ seniors and seniors with HIV who reside in long-term care facilities in the District.
But the Council’s approval came after the city’s Chief Financial Officer issued a fiscal impact statement for the Care for LGBTQ Seniors and Seniors with HIV Amendment Act of 2020 disclosing that the city doesn’t have the funds in its budget to implement the bill’s main section related to nondiscrimination measures.