"The name 'Van Buren' is a name that has always stood for integrity."
—Van Buren[src]

Van Buren is the former mayor of Central City.


At some point after Anthony Bellows was arrested,[1] Van Buren succeeded him as mayor of Central City.

In January 2018, Van Buren unveiled Kord Industries' new R&D research facility in Central City, proudly declaring it to be completely protected against any meta-human attacks. Suddenly, the entire building seemingly disappeared (courtesy of Dwarfstar), much to Van Buren's frustration.[2]

After the death of Iron Heights warden Gregory Wolfe, during a prison break[3] Van Buren held a press conference, (falsely) praising the warden as a hero. She began a campaign to restore the city's faith in public servants.

Shortly after Barry Allen was cleared of all charges in the murder of Clifford DeVoe, Van Buren ordered Captain David Singh to indefinitely suspend Barry from his job until he could unambiguously prove his innocence due to the unclear details in the case.[4]

According to Singh, she read Iris West's articles, giving her enough evidence to restore Barry's position.[5]

Several days later and following the arrest of Spencer Young, the news media mentioned that Van Buren resigned as mayor of Central City.[6]


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  1. "Elongated Journey Into Night"
  2. "Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash"
  3. "True Colors"
  4. "Subject 9"
  5. "We Are The Flash"
  6. "News Flash"