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The race to be Baltimore's next Mayor

Posted: 10:10 PM, May 14, 2020
Updated: 2020-05-15 19:03:55-04
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The candidates:
Bernard “Jack” Young - elevated to the position as mayor last year, after former mayor Catherine Pugh was forced to resign during the “Healthy Holly” scandal.
Young is running to win his own term. He grew up in Baltimore, and served as a member of the Baltimore City Council from 1996 through 2010, when he was named President of the City Council.

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His challengers include:
Sheila Dixon – a former elementary school teacher who served on City Council and as Council President before serving as the mayor of Baltimore City from 2007 until February of 2010, when she was forced to resign.

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Mary Miller - a former executive with the Baltimore investment firm T. Rowe Price. In 2010 Miller joined the U.S. Treasury Department, in the Obama administration, and in 2012 she was named the Under Secretary for Domestic Finance.

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Brandon Scott - grew up in Baltimore, graduated from MERVO High School and St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and was elected to the Baltimore City Council in 2011. In 2019 he was elevated to City Council President.

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T.J. Smith – grew up in Baltimore and became a police officer in Anne Arundel County. Eventually he became the spokesman for that police department, and then the chief of communications for the Baltimore City Police Department.

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Thiru Vignarajah – grew up in Baltimore, before attending Yale, and Harvard Law School. Vignarajah has been a prosecutor in the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office and served as Deputy Attorney General for Maryland.

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Many Marylanders will be voting by mail due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The State Board of Elections will mail ballots to all eligible voters and those ballots must be postmarked on or before June 2.

If you are unable to vote by mail, there will be at least one voting location in each county and Baltimore City. To find a location as well as access more information regarding the primary election, click here.