Today, we continue our series of conversations with people who have announced their intention to run for Mayor of Baltimore. There will be 13 Democratic candidates on the April 26th primary ballot. Five candidates have also registered to be on the Republican primary ballot. Three Green Party Candidates will compete in their own May 1st primary balloting. One Libertarian, 2 Independents, and 5 candidates who are not affiliated with any party will appear on the General Election ballot in November.
Tom's guest is Gersham Cupid. The Edgecomb neighborhood resident is a 10-year veteran of the Baltimore City Police Department, where he holds the rank of sergeant. He is a Democrat. He is 28 years old and married, with a child on the way. Cupid has never before held elective office, but as he explains to Tom, Baltimore is sorely in need of new and more effective leadership, and his years of public service as a police officer have prepared him for the mayor's job. His top-priority issue for the city is public safety.