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Mary Washington suspends campaign for Baltimore Mayor

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Posted at 9:00 AM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 09:00:39-04

BALTIMORE (WMAR) — State Senator Mary Washington suspended her campaign for Baltimore Mayor on Monday.

“The extraordinary events of the past several weeks have drastically changed our way of life in Baltimore and across the nation. During this unprecedented time, I am deeply committed, first and foremost, to standing by the people of the 43rd District as their State Senator,” said Washington. “This campaign was about leading with integrity, offering real solutions to the challenges facing Baltimore, and demonstrating strength in the face of adversity. These are the values that will lead and unify our city through the difficult times that lie ahead.”

Set to adjourn on Wednesday, March 18, the Maryland General Assembly is now working around the clock to pass the state’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget and determine the outcome of several legislative initiatives that are vital to Baltimore’s future.

“This is a time to set politics aside, as the health, safety, and well-being of my constituents must come first. I have always followed the work, and right now, this is where I am needed most,” said Washington.