List of mayors of Washington, D.C.

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Mayor of the District of Columbia
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Muriel Bowser
Incumbent
Muriel Bowser

since January 2, 2015
Term lengthFour years, renewable
Inaugural holderWalter E. Washington
Formation1973
Websitemayor.dc.gov

Below is a list of mayors of Washington, D.C. and associated political entities.

1975–present: Mayors of the District of Columbia[change | change source]

Since 1975, the District has been administered by a popularly elected mayor and district council.

Parties

  Democratic (8)

# Mayor Term of office Party Term Previous office
1
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Walter Washington[1]
(1915–2003)
January 2, 1975

January 2, 1979
Democratic 1
(1974)
Mayor-Commissioner of the District of Columbia
2
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Marion Barry[1]
(1936–2014)
January 2, 1979

January 2, 1991
Democratic 2
(1978)
Member of the Council of the District of Columbia
from the At-large district
(1975–1979)
3
(1982)
4
(1986)
3
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Sharon Pratt Kelly[1][2]
(born 1944)
January 2, 1991

January 2, 1995
Democratic 5
(1990)
Treasurer of the Democratic National Committee
(1985–1989)
2
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Marion Barry[1]
(1936–2014)
January 2, 1995

January 2, 1999
Democratic 6
(1994)
Member of the Council of the District of Columbia
from Ward 8
(1993–1995)
4
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Anthony A. Williams[1]
(born 1951)
January 2, 1999

January 2, 2007
Democratic 7
(1998)
D.C. Chief Financial Officer
(1995–1998)
8
(2002)
5
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Adrian Fenty[1]
(born 1970)
January 2, 2007

January 2, 2011
Democratic 9
(2006)
Member of the Council of the District of Columbia
from Ward 4
(2001–2007)
6
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Vincent C. Gray[1]
(born 1942)
January 2, 2011

January 2, 2015
Democratic 10
(2010)
Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia
(2007–2011)
7
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Muriel Bowser[1]
(born 1972)
January 2, 2015

Incumbent
Democratic 11
(2014)
Member of the Council of the District of Columbia
from Ward 4
(2007–2015)
12
(2018)

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "Mayors of the District of Columbia Since Home Rule". DC.gov. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  2. Elected as "Sharon Pratt Dixon," but remarried in December 1991.