This 27-Year-Old Harvard Grad is Running for Mayor of Baltimore

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Calvin Young
Calvin Young

There have been a lot of rumors about known politicians like Nick Mosby, Carl Stokes and Catherine Pugh jumping into the 2016 mayor’s race. This week, a 27-year-old Harvard grad ditched the whispers and hand-wringing, and jumped into the race.

Calvin Young is a Poly grad who has his MBA from Harvard. He previously worked as an engineer and recently interned at the White House Economic Council, according to his campaign website. He officially announced his candidacy on Tuesday.

“I am running for Mayor to ensure that all citizens of Baltimore City have a voice in the next election,” he wrote in a campaign announcement. “The conversation will be about the future of Baltimore.”

So far, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and former mayor Sheila Dixon are the only other two candidates in the race. With the number of candidates thinking about the race, we could see a few more newcomer candidates like Young.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.

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  1. Good to have a “non-politician” in the race. We’ve come to distrust career politicians. I’d say Baltimore deserves a lot more from its leaders than it has gotten.

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