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Kraft says he won't seek re-election to City Council
Kraft says he won't seek re-election to City Council

Longtime City Councilman James B. Kraft has announced that he will not seek re-election to his Southeast Baltimore seat but intends to appear on the 2016 primary ballot for a yet-to-be-announced position. Kraft, in a statement prepared for constituents, said he wanted to give anyone interested in running to represent District 1 plenty of time. "We face many challenges," Kraft, 65, said. "I hope that when the time comes, you will support me in my effort." He declined to say what office he might seek. In 2016, Baltimore residents will vote for mayor, City Council president and comptroller. Some Circuit Court judgeships also are expected to be on the ballot. Kraft's...

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