BALTIMORE — Former Deputy Attorney General Thiru Vignarajah formally filed his candidacy for Mayor of Baltimore at the Board of Elections on Friday.
“Crime is out of control. Our city is in crisis. And everything is getting worse, not better. Since we announced our campaign in April, we have focused on the city’s biggest problems and concrete solutions to tackle them. In 9 months, we have gone from longshot outsider to credible contender to now the frontrunner," said Vignarajah. "In the 95 days that remain, we will remain relentlessly focused on criss-crossing the city, talking to voters in every part of Baltimore, to make sure everyone knows this is the most important election in 50 years and change is coming.”
Since announcing his campaign in April, Vignarajah is lobbying to make Baltimore the first city in the country to legalize marijuana without state or federal approval, among other things.