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Nine candidates seek to replace outgoing councilwoman in West Baltimore

Nine candidates seek to replace outgoing councilwoman in West Baltimore

Retiring City Councilwoman Helen Holton sees "passion and compassion" in Kristerfer Burnett, and she believes he is the best person to represent the West Baltimore communities she has served for the past 20 years.

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings prefers Reginald "Reggie" Fugett, calling him "part of a new generation of leadership for Baltimore."

Voters will have to decide between Burnett, Fugett and five other Democrats competing in the April 26 primary. Two Republicans are also running for the 8th District seat.

Holton, 55, who is not seeking another term, said the district faces challenges similar to many parts of the city: chronic drug use, a...

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