Black Women Running: EMILY's List Says These Candidates Deserve Your Vote

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  • Alma Adams
  • Brenda Lawrence
  • Muriel Bowser
  • Carol Ammons
  • Geraldine Thompson
  • Rhonda Fields
  • Naquetta Ricks
  • Erika Geiss
  • Brenda Lawrence, Alma Adams, Erika Geiss

Muriel Bowser

Although nobody was as stunned as D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray when city council member Muriel Bowser won the capitol's Democratic mayoral primary race in April, most people were likely pretty impressed. If elected, she will join Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake to become one of just two Black women leading a major American city. 

(Photo: AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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