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James B. Kraft

Kraft to run for Baltimore judge

Kraft to run for Baltimore judge

City Councilman James B. Kraft said Sunday he plans to run for a judgeship on Baltimore's Circuit Court in 2016. Six Baltimore Circuit Court judges are up for election next year: Shannon E. Avery, Audrey J.S. Carrion, Michael A. DiPietro, Karen C. Friedman, Wanda K. Heard and Cynthia H. Jones. Kraft, 65, has represented southeast Baltimore on the City Council since 2004. The 1st District that Kraft, a Democrat, represents is considered the most conservative part of the city. Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, carried the district last year. Two Democrats – Mark Parker, a pastor and Zeke Cohen, an educator – have already announced runs for the council seat, which Kraft...