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Baltimore City Council Freshmen: Bullock and Cohen

Nov 29, 2017

City Councilmen John Bullock (9th) and Zeke Cohen (1st)
Credit Photos courtesy John Bullock, Zeke Cohen

Our guests this afternoon are two of the newest members of the Baltimore City Council. They join us on Midday to reflect on their service and the urgent affairs of the city, as they complete their first year in office. 

A few months ago, Tom spoke with freshman council members Shannon Snead, Leon Pinkett and Ryan Dorsey

Today, we welcome Dr. John T. Bullock, who represents the 9th Councilmanic District.  That includes West and Southwest Baltimore.  Before being elected to the council he was an assistant professor of political science at Towson University, and the executive director of the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance.  He and his wife are the parents of two sons, Thomas and George.  They live in Union Square…

Councilman Zeke Cohen joins us as well.  He represents the 1st District, which includes Canton, Fells Point, Greektown, and O’Donnell Heights.  He taught in local public schools as a member of Teach for America, and later went on to found The Intersection, which works on college readiness and leadership skills for high school students.  He lives in Canton, where he and his wife are expecting their first child, a daughter, in early December.

Like the entire 14-member council, Dr. Bullock and Mr. Cohen are Democrats.  They were elected in November 2016 along with six other candidates who were joining the council for the first time when they were sworn into office on December 8th of last year.  What are the issues that most animate them?  What are the issues that most animate you?  The councilmen spend some time addressing your calls and emails.