Nick Mosby releases first TV ad of his mayoral campaign

Baltimore councilman Nick Mosby releases first TV ad in his campaign for mayor.

Mayoral candidate Nick J. Mosby released his first television ad Thursday entitled, “Biography: Real Change for Baltimore.”

The ad tells Mosby's personal story of growing up in Baltimore as the son of a single mother who went on to attend Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Tuskegee University. 

Mosby, a City Councilman, was the first in his family to graduate from college. There, he met his future wife, Marilyn J. Mosby, the city's state's attorney. They purchased a vacant rowhouse in Reservoir Hill and Nick Mosby found success as an electrical engineer, according to the ad. 

The ad also highlights legislation Mosby championed on the City Council, including his "Ban the Box" bill, and his work as a community activist leading "Enough is Enough" marches against violence. 

The ad also takes aim at the front-runners in the race for mayor, State Sen. Catherine E. Pugh and former Mayor Sheila Dixon, saying: "Old ideas and leaders haven't worked so far. Why would they now?" 

For months, Pugh and mayoral candidates David L. Warnock and Elizabeth Embry have run television ads. Last week, City Councilman Carl Stokes began airing his first ad in the race. 

The ad opens with Stokes holding a gun and argues that city government needs to spend less on policing and more on education.

In it, Stokes invokes his second-place finish to Gov. Martin O'Malley in the 1999 mayor's race. "I said this 20 years ago," Stokes says of arguing for less policing and more education. "Maybe today, people will listen."

Dixon, who has led or been tied for the lead in every poll so far, has yet to air a TV ad. 

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