Baltimore mayor kicks off campaign

October 26, 2019

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young has officially started campaigning to secure a full four-year term as the city’s top elected official.

Young told supporters Saturday he was dedicating his campaign kickoff to the memory of the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings.

Catherine Pugh resigned as mayor in May amid multiple investigations into the lucrative sales of her self-published children’s books. Young automatically replaced Pugh after serving as city council president.

He previously indicated he would not run to keep the job but changed his mind.

Young has said he wants to build a new courthouse, implement new career advancement training for city employees and address racial equity.

Democratic City Council President Brandon Scott and more than a dozen others have also said they’re running for mayor.