Greetings To My Constituents !
Norton Endorses Bowser
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton called the city's 2014 Democratic Mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser to congratulate her and to say that she will work alongside her on the ticket to do whatever she can to assure Bowser's success. Norton also called Mayor Vincent Gray, with whom she has worked closely, but she has not yet reached him yet. She said that Mayor Gray leaves office with a fine record as mayor and as council chair. In addition, Norton had a good conversation with Democratic Party Chair Anita Bond about the Congresswoman's intention to work with Ms. Bond to help elect Muriel Bowser and the Democratic ticket in November.
"Muriel is a first class candidate and she will be a first class mayor," Norton said. "Her temperament, experience, and judgment are the right fit for the Mayoralty role in this city. Muriel has already demonstrated the leadership the District needs now not only in the Council but also in securing the Democratic nomination for mayor of the District of Columbia with broad support across the city, despite a crowded field of candidates."
Norton also said that in the aftermath of Tuesday's primary she hopes the Council will take early action to correct a major factor in the shallow turnout and ensuing problems for the city. She said that leaving almost a year before new mayoral and council leadership take office creates both confusion and uncertainty for residents and for action on legislation. After trying the April primary for a year, Maryland and Virginia quickly moved their primaries this year from April to June while D.C. retained the early April primary. To accommodate members of the armed services an earlier date than the September primary was required However, D.C. did not have to choose April, one of the earliest primaries in the country.
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