Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake took over leadership of Baltimore at a difficult time. She became the chief executive after Sheila Dixon's scandal-induced ouster from City Hall, just before a major snowstorm and in the midst of a deep budget crisis. She has been tested by a terrible friendly fire killing and scandals in the police department, and by cheating at the fire academy and in student standardized tests. She has dealt with an earthquake and a hurricane, and through it all she has remained steady, calm and focused. Continue reading the full endorsement. Above, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announces her re-relection campaign alongside Gov. O'Malley, left, Rawlings-Blake's husband, Kent, and daughter Sophia.
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