D.C. mayor's race: Profiles of possible contenders
Vincent C. Gray, D.C. Council chairman
Current term: Jan. 2, 2007, to Jan. 2, 2011.
Ward 7 council member: Jan. 2, 2005, to Jan. 2, 2007.
Education: Graduate of Dunbar High School; George Washington University, bachelor's degree in psychology.
Birthplace: The District.
Family: Two children and two grandchildren. Lives in the Hillcrest neighborhood of Ward 7. Wife died in 1998.
1991: Director of the D.C. Department of Human Services.
1994: Executive director of Covenant House, which serves homeless and at-risk youths.
2004: Elected Ward 7 council member, winning the November general election with 91 percent of the vote.
2006: Won the Democratic primary election for chairman of the D.C. Council.