Vincent Gray Profile
Vincent Gray is mayor of the nation's capital city -- and the center of continuing controversy.
The sixth elected mayor of the District, Vincent Gray was put in office in 2010 with the help of an illegal shadow campaign that funneled more than $600,000 into his bid to unseat former mayor Adrian Fenty. A small group of close aides and advisers have faced federal charges for their roles in the scandal, and the mayor's 2010 campaign remains under federal investigation as of early 2013. Meanwhile, three city lawmakers called for D.C. Mayor Gray himself to step down from office in mid-2012.
Prior to entering politics, Mayor Gray worked in the social services sector, serving as head of Covenant House Washington and as the District's head of human services.
D.C. Mayor Gray has lived in the Hillcrest neighborhood of the District's Ward 7 for more than 25 years. A widower -- his wife, Loretta, a teacher in the DC Public Schools, died from cancer in 1998 -- the mayor has two children and two grandchildren.Quick Links: Executive Office of the Mayor | Vincent Gray's Campaign Contributions