Washington, DC Mayor

Employer / Organization

Washington, DC

Next Election

Nov 08, 2022

Filing Window

Jul 17, 2022 - Aug 10, 2022


The Mayor of the District of Columbia serves as the highest official within the executive branch of Washington, D.C. The Mayor is expected to speak and act on behalf of the government and the community. Primary responsibilities of the Mayor involve: proposing a budget, signing legislation into law, overseeing city operations, and acting as a representative on behalf of the government events. The Mayor is also charged with appointing various officers, including the Deputy Mayors for Education, Planning, and Economic Development, the City Administrator, the chancellor of the city’s public schools, and the department heads of agencies. The mayor serves a four-year term with no limit on the number of terms served. The salary of this position is $200,000.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three simple steps: 1) Contact the District of Columbia Board of Elections Office to verify that you qualify for the position. All candidate filings are handled by District of Columbia Board of Elections Office. You should also verify that you meet any other requirements (for example, resided and been domiciled in the District of Columbia for one year preceding the general or special election or residing in the ward from which nominated). Most elections board offices understand that first time candidates may have some additional questions or concerns, and they will answer questions when you are picking up your paperwork, or will allow you to schedule an appointment to speak with someone. 2) Obtain the appropriate filing papers from District of Columbia Board of Elections office and complete the paperwork required. If there is any difficulty in connecting with this office, contact the DC Board of Elections at (202) 727-2525 or https://www.dcboee.org/election_info/index.asp to help obtain the correct contact information for your elections department. 3) Filing papers must be submitted between 120 and 90 days prior to the election. Candidates must compete in the general primary to advance to the general election. If you have any questions regarding running for this position, contact your District of Columbia Board of Elections Office at (202) 727-2525 or https://www.dcboee.org/election_info/index.asp as soon as possible.

Submit application to:
Washington DC Board of Elections, 441 4th St NW #250, Washington, DC, DC, 20001, US