Let’s move Baltimore forward

March 23, 2020

*** New Election Day: June 2 ***  |  *** Early voting: May 21-28, 10AM-8PM ***  |  request mail-in ballot online by May 29. 

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We are proud to endorse candidates who have the experience and the vision to make Baltimore City work for working families. Together, we can: 

1. Build real public safety.  All neighborhoods can be safe if we prevent crime, instead of only reacting to it. We must create great local jobs and fully fund critical public services.  

2. Fully fund our public schools.  Every neighborhood can have a great public school. We must ensure that corporations pay their fair share for the education of all our kids.  

3. Restore trust in city government.  Our government can work for us. We must hold our public officials and police accountable and pass a fair budget that works for working families.  

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Website: https://www.brandonforbaltimore.com/

About:

Brandon M. Scott is the 21st Council President of Baltimore City. As the presiding officer and member of the Baltimore City Council, he has helped lead the fight for a livable minimum wage, reform the Baltimore City Police department, and launch groundbreaking initiatives to invest in and improve schools and recreational centers. He is committed to getting things done.  

Scott was unanimously elected by his peers to serve as President of the Baltimore City Council in May 2019. From 2011 until taking office as Council President, he was the youngest elected Councilmember at age 27, representing the 2nd District which includes Belair-Edison, Harbel, Waltherson, and Cedonia -- all of which are being revitalized under Scott’s leadership. 

Scott is a Baltimore native who was raised in Park Heights and graduated from Mervo High School. He earned his B.A. from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He was recognized as the City Paper’s Politician of the Year in 2015 & 2017 and its Best City Councilman in 2016. In 2018, he was awarded the Public Service Award from the Young Elected Officials Network. Brandon is also a subject in Charm City, a documentary about individuals working to reduce gun violence in Baltimore. 

Issues:

An All-Hands-On-Deck Approach to Fighting Crime in Our City 
We deserve to live in neighborhoods that are safe and secure, where the public health of our communities comes first and where our children can grow and thrive. I believe in setting high goals and working diligently as a team to achieve them. In each year of my term, I will aim to reduce homicides by 15%, get us below 300 homicides in my first year as Mayor. 

A New Way Forward with Trust and Accountability 
We face a number of challenges as we seek to move Baltimore forward. Some of these are symptoms of long-standing and systemic issues that go back decades. Our margin for error is small. That’s why we must get right the things that are totally up to us. Operating a government that is worthy of the city’s trust is our most basic and fundamental responsibility, and it is completely within our ability. 

See Brandon Scott’s priorities and plans here.

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Website: https://www.shannonsneed.com/ 

About:

On December 8, 2016, Shannon Sneed was sworn in as Baltimore City Councilwoman for District 13, representing Armstead Gardens, Belair-Edison, Berea, Butchers Hill, Ellwood Park, McElderry Park, Middle East, Orangeville, and Washington Hill. Shannon and her husband Ramond live in Ellwood Park with their three-year-old daughter, Rae. 

On the Council, Shannon is a fierce advocate for the residents of District 13. She stands up for transparency and fairness in city government and fights for policies that protect the hard-working people of Baltimore City. 

Shannon understands that trust is built upon relationships and is committed to being a voice for every neighborhood in Baltimore. Shannon attends weekly community meetings across Baltimore and knows when City Council policies are working for the people of Baltimore — and when they’re not. 

Issues:

Combating Crime 
Far too many longtime residents are afraid for the safety of themselves and their loved ones. While Baltimore’s current crime epidemic will not be solved with one or two simple actions, we need to stop the bleeding today if we want businesses to thrive and grow and families to call Baltimore City home. It is upon all of us as civic leaders to work together to curb crime.  

Improving our Schools 
For Baltimore to compete with other cities in our region, nationally, and the world, we must ensure that our families know that our children attend schools that are the gold standard for an urban school district.

See Shannon Sneed’s priorities and plans here.

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Websitehttps://billhenry.com/ 

About:

Bill Henry has worked his whole life to make Baltimore a better place. For the last 12 years, Bill has served as the City Councilmember for Baltimore’s 4th District, where he’s been a consistent independent voice. Now, Bill is running for Baltimore City Comptroller, where he’ll be able to make Baltimore City government work better for all of us. 

Before being elected to the City Council, Bill honed his skills as an advocate for communities in his role with Patterson Park Community Development Corporation (CDC), as board president of both the Citizens Planning and Housing Administration (CPHA) and the Greater Homewood Corporation (now Strong City Baltimore), where he helped lead revitalization efforts for the York-Greenmount corridor. 

In these roles Bill proved that he was an independent thinker and a fair dealer, able to take on and solve the kinds of challenges Baltimore’s communities face. He also learned that when it comes to meeting these challenges, our communities have the answers, and great leaders and policymakers get things done through partnership and empowering others to take action. 

Issues:

A Fair Economy 
Bill knows our economy in Baltimore doesn’t work for everyone, and the Comptroller’s office should provide the independent analysis that tells us where we must improve. Bill Henry will provide an annual review of key areas of our City’s economy until it works for all of us. 

Letting the Sunshine In - As Comptroller, Bill will provide an independent perspective on City government, crucial for true transparency and accountability. No other elected official reviews as much information about City government as the Comptroller, and it’s long past time that this information be made accessible to the public. 

See Bill Henry’s priorities and plans here.

Council Members 

District 1Zeke Cohen
District 2:  Danielle McCray
District 3: Ryan Dorsey
District 6: Sharon G. Middleton
District 8:
 Kristerfer Burnett
District 9: John Bullock
District 10: Phylicia Porter
District 12: Phillip Westry
District 13: Akil Patterson
District 14: Odette Ramos