Ward 4 Council member Muriel Bowser plans to announce this weekend that she will run for mayor in 2014. The announcement makes Bowser, 40, the first candidate to officially enter the race.
Bowser, a Democrat has been on the D.C. Council since 2007. She was chosen by Adrian M. Fenty to fill his seat in a special election after he became mayor.
Bowser, a frequent critic of Mayor Vincent Gray, and one of three council members to call on his resignation last summer in light of a campaign scandal, has said the District needs a leader with energy and vision.
While Gray has yet to announce whether he'll seek re-election, council members Tommy Wells and Jack Evans are said to be considering mayoral bids.
(Sources: DCist, WJLA)