The best-selling author told the paper that he wants to focus on his social enterprise BridgeEdU, which helps students with the first year of college. But he said he is “very frustrated with where we are as a city,” and will look to push the candidates who do get into the race on issues of poverty, race and education.
Moore, 36, returned to Baltimore after serving in the Army in Afghanistan and working as a White House fellow. Earlier this year, he consistently waved off questions about whether he would look to get into local politics. But as candidates started to jockey for the 2016 mayor’s race, word started circulating that Moore would get in the race. It seemed perhaps more likely after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake decided not to seek re-election.
Former Mayor Sheila Dixon, State Senator Catherine Pugh, City Councilman Carl Stokes, Calvin Young and Connor Meek are currently among the candidates in the race. Councilman Nick Mosby is also considering a run.
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