Now, another in our series of interviews with people who have announced their intention to run for Mayor of Baltimore, in which Maryland Morning host Tom Hall asks each candidate about their vision for the city.
Tom's guest is Calvin Young, a 28-year-old engineer who lives in Hamilton, Maryland. He is a Harvard Business School graduate who has never held elective office. He was the second candidate, after former Mayor Sheila Dixon, to file to run as a Democrat for mayor of Baltimore, officially launching his campaign in mid-August, 2015, before current Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced she would not seek re-election. Young is a Baltimore native who graduated from Poly and New York University, and is a former city youth commissioner. He has also served as an aide in the White House National Economic Council, helping to develop economic and business development policy recommendations for the President. He spoke with Tom in studio on March 10, 2016.
There will be 13 Democratic candidates on the April 26th primary ballot. Five candidates have registered to be on the Republican primary ballot. Three Green Party candidates (who will compete for their party's nomination in a May 1st Green Party ballot), 1 Libertarian, 2 Independents, and 5 candidates not affiliated with any party will appear on the General Election ballot in November.