Bowser Gains More Labor Support for Mayoral Bid

James Wright | 3/23/2014, 3:08 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. Mayor Vincent Gray has garnered several endorsements from organized labor groups in his re-election bid but Muriel Bowser, his main challenger in the April 1 Democratic primary, has also made inroads with the unions, with the latest nods going to the Ward 4 Council member.

The District of Columbia Electrical Association, an organization of electrical workers, and the National Association of Government Employees Local R3-05, which represents a group of professional, technical and administrative employees with the Metropolitan Police Department, both announced Thursday they are supporting Bowser for mayor.

"Across the city we've enjoyed a wide range of support," Bowser said. "I'm excited about the coalition that has come together behind our campaign. Working together we will help re-energize school reform, reconfigure our workforce training programs to align them with jobs and life the cloud of mistrust that hangs over the executive branch."