Del. Nick Mosby says he’s ‘seriously’ mulling a council president run

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Baltimore City Delegate and former Councilman Nick Mosby says he’s mulling a run to helm the Baltimore City Council.

“It’s no secret that I absolutely love Baltimore and have always looked for ways to serve my city,” Mosby wrote in a message to Baltimore Fishbowl. While he said he’s not yet ready to announce formally, he says he’s “seriously considering” a run for council president.

Asked what’s drawing him back to City Hall versus continuing to represent the city in the General Assembly, Mosby said, “That’s where the serious consideration plays in. I absolutely love serving in Annapolis and I have had great success in City Hall.”

The Sun’s Luke Broadwater first reported Mosby was considering running for the office earlier today.

If he does enter the race, he’d be competing with Councilman Leon Pinkett (7th District) who announced plans to leave his current office to run for council president last month. Councilwoman Shannon Sneed (13th District) formally announced her bid for the office today.

The incumbent council president, Brandon Scott, has already declared his campaign for mayor. Bernard C. “Jack” Young, who took over as mayor in May after Catherine Pugh bowed to calls to resign following her “Healthy Holly” children’s book scandal, has not formally said whether he will run for mayor or his old job, though he’s been busy fundraising.

Mosby, who lives in Reservoir Hill, ran unsuccessfully for mayor in a packed Democratic primary in 2016, but was appointed to his current position representing Baltimore’s 40th District in 2017, and was re-elected last year.

In the most recent legislative session, he sponsored a bill, later signed into law, ending the city’s practice of selling liens on homes due to unpaid water bills.

He previously represented Baltimore’s 7th District on the city council from 2011 to 2016 after ousting Belinda Conaway.

The deadline for candidates to file to run in the 2020 Democratic primary is Jan. 20.

This story has been updated.

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