Nick Mosby Jumps into Baltimore Mayor’s Race

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After a couple months of “seriously considering” a campaign and announcement plans circulating last week, Nick Mosby said he is running for mayor of Baltimore on Sunday.

Speaking at the Madison Park North Apartments, a complex formerly known as “Murder Mall,” the 36-year-old City Councilmember spoke about how he grew up in Northeast Baltimore and watched his mother take two buses to get to work. He also spoke about the decision he and his wife, current State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, made to move into Reservoir Hill and become part of a “renaissance in Baltimore.”

“I’m running because we need a Mayor with new energy, new ideas and a commitment to new opportunity for all of our citizens,” he said, according to a transcript provided by the campaign.

Mosby said he would lay out more policy proposals in the coming weeks. His candidacy adds another name to a Democratic primary that already includes known politicians, such as former mayor Sheila Dixon, State Sen. Catherine Pugh and Councilmember Carl Stokes. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she would not seek re-election.

“My vision is to make Baltimore a 21st century city, but the first step is old fashioned. We need to demand better,” he said.

Marilyn Mosby’s high-profile position as State’s Attorney adds another layer to Nick Mosby’s run. Whether it’s a “power couple” or conflict of interest will remain an open question for voters to consider as the race unfolds. But with one Mosby prosecuting officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death and the other running for mayor, the couple won’t be out of view.

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