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What's next for Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake?

What's next for Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake?

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will join a professional speakers group and fight to keep her leadership position in the national Democratic Party when she leaves elected office next month for the first time in her adult life.

Missing from her to-do list: running for office again.

The 46-year-old mayor — who became the youngest person ever elected to the City Council in 1995 — discussed her future in an interview with The Baltimore Sun. She said she has no plans to run for any elected position, though she did not rule out changing her mind.

Rawlings-Blake said she feels "sincere joy" about her future. She couldn't stop smiling during a recent tour of...

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