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.
(Editor’s note: This letter was sent this week to Council Chair Phil Mendelson, all members of the City Council and to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser in response to the new city budget’s inclusion of a 3 percent tax on advertising.) To D.C.
Council members: We write to object to Chairman Mendelson’s proposal to enact a 3 percent tax on advertising. As local business owners, we understand as well as anyone the grave impact coronavirus is having on commerce and tax revenues and the need for the city to find new sources of revenue.