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Talking With The Candidates

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Ahead of Maryland's April 26 primary election and continuing through the summer and fall campaigns for the November 8th General Election, former Maryland Morning and now Midday host Tom Hall has been talking with candidates for a variety of local, state and national public offices -- including Baltimore's Mayor, City Council, and Maryland's US House and Senate seats.  Tom Hall has questioned the candidates about their experience, their vision and their plans to lead the city, the state or the nation into a challenging future.  

If you have suggestions or questions, drop us a note via email or send us a tweet to @middaytomhall or give us a call at 410-881-3162.

pughformayor.com

  Today, we continue our series of conversations with people who have announced their intention to run for Mayor of Baltimore.  The deadline for filing with the board of elections was last Wednesday.  When the dust settled, we found that there will be 13 Democratic candidates on the April 26 primary ballot, one of whom, activist DeRay McKesson, filed about an hour before the deadline.  Five Republicans have also registered to be on the ballot.  Three Green Party candidates, 1 Libertarian, 2 Independents, and 5 candidates not affiliated with any party will appear on the General Election ballot on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8. 

We’ve spent the past four Wednesdays here on Maryland Morning speaking with candidates about their visions for the city.  Today, Tom's guest is State Senator Catherine Pugh.  She is a Democrat.  She is 65 years old.  She lives in Ashburton.  She has served on the Baltimore City Council and in the Maryland House of Delegates.  Since 2007, she has represented the city of Baltimore as Senator from the 40th District.  She has been the Majority Leader of the Maryland Senate since last year, after serving as the Deputy Majority Leader for three years, and the Deputy Majority Whip for three years prior to that.  

@davidwarnock

Today we continue our series of conversations with people who have announced their intention to run for Mayor of Baltimore. As of February 3rd, 12 Democrats, 4 Republicans, 1 Green Party candidate, 2 Independents, and 4 Unaffiliated candidates have registered with the Board of Elections to be on the April 26th mayoral primary ballot.  Their deadline to file is today. Each Wednesday for the next several weeks, we’ll take some time here on Maryland Morning to speak with candidates about their visions for the city.

David Warnock joins Tom in the studio this morning to make the case for what sets him apart in this year’s crowded race for Charm City’s top job. He’s 58 years old, a Democrat, and a successful businessman. He is the founder of a private equity firm and co-founder of the Green Street Academy, a charter school in West Baltimore. Warnock is also the chairman of a charitable foundation that has funded a variety of educational and community-focused organizations, including The Center for Urban Families

Nick Mosby Campaign Website

*On April 13th Nick  Mosby announced that he is suspending his campaign for mayor. Mosby has endorsed State Sen. Catherine Pugh. 

We continue our weekly series of conversations with people who have announced their candidacy for the office of Mayor of Baltimore. Today, Tom's guest is Nick Mosby. He is a Democrat. He is several weeks away from his 36th birthday. He lives in Reservoir Hill with his wife, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, and their two young daughters.

After graduating from Tuskeegee University with a degree in electrical engineering, Nick Mosby worked in the utility industry, first as a network engineer with Verizon, and later as a senior project manager for BGE. In 2011, he was elected to represent West Baltimore's 7th district on the City Council.  Among his notable initiatives as a councilman was passage of the “Ban the Box” legislation, which allows ex-felons in Baltimore City to disclose their conviction later in the hiring process when they apply for jobs.  He has released a 15-point plan for the future of Baltimore, on issues ranging from education and good governance to blight and economic equity. You can read more here. 

Tonight at 5:30, there will be a forum of mayoral candidates at the Impact Hub at the Center Theater in Station North. If you can’t make it in person, it will be live-streamed. Next week, Tom's guest will be Democratic mayoral candidate and Baltimore businessman David Warnock.

Sheila Dixon Campaign Website

Today we continue our series of conversations with people who have announced their intention to run for Mayor of Baltimore. As of January 20th, 8 Democrats, 2 Republicans, 1 Green Party candidate, 2 Independents, and 5 Unaffiliated candidates have registered with the Board of Elections to be on the April 26th mayoral primary ballot. At least 4 candidates have opened campaign headquarters and have been actively campaigning, but have yet to file with the Board of Elections. Their deadline to do so is two weeks from today, on February 3rd. Each Wednesday for the next several weeks, we’ll take some time here on Maryland Morning to speak with candidates about their visions for the city.

Tom's guest today is Sheila Dixon. She is a Democrat. She is 62 years old, and lives in Hunting Ridge on the city's west side. Ms. Dixon is currently working with the Maryland Minority Contractors Association. She was first elected to the City Council in 1987. She served as the Mayor of Baltimore from 2007-2010, until she resigned following a misdemeanor conviction for fraudulent misappropriation of gift cards given to her by some real estate developers.

Embry4Baltimore

Today, we begin a series of conversations with people who have announced their intention to run for Mayor of Baltimore.  As of Monday (January 11th), 9 Democrats, 1 Republican, 1 Green Party Candidate, 1 Independent, and 3 Unaffiliated candidates have registered with the Board of Elections to be on the April 26 ballot.  Several candidates who have opened campaign headquarters and who have been actively campaigning have yet to file with the Board of Elections.  Their deadline to do so is three weeks from today, February 3rd. 

Each Wednesday for the next several weeks, we’ll take some time here on Maryland Morning to speak with candidates about their vision for the city.  Today, Tom's guest is Elizabeth Embry.  She is a lawyer.  She is 38 years old.  She lives in Waverly, and she has worked most recently as the chief of the criminal division in the Maryland Attorney General’s office.   She is a Democrat.  She announced her candidacy on November 6th.

To cast your ballot in the April 26th Maryland State & Baltimore mayoral primary elections, you must have registered to vote by April 5th.  For more information on the primary election and how to register,  click here

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