Bowser, Bonds Win Straw Poll

James Wright | 2/10/2014, 3 p.m.
D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser is running for the Democratic Party's nomination for mayor in the primary on April 1. Nancy Shia

D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser, a candidate for mayor, and D.C. Council member Anita Bonds, who is running for re-election, won the DC Women In Politics preference poll on Sunday.


D.C. Council member Anita Bonds is seeking re-election to her at-large council seat in the Democratic primary election on April 1.

The polling took Sunday at the Greater Washington Urban League headquarters in Northwest. More than 100 members of the organization picked Bowser (D-Ward 4) over former State Department official Reta Jo Lewis, with 64 percent of the votes.

Bonds (D-At Large) received 76 percent over DC Statehood candidate G. Lee Aiken.

Anita Shelton, the group's president, said that the preferred candidates will get organizational support in the April 1 primary.