Shannon Sneed, the television producer who finished just 43 votes short of unseating Councilman Warren Branch in Baltimore City Council District 13, posted a concession message on her campaign Facebook page Thursday and pledged to continue her activist work in East Baltimore.
In an interview earlier this week, Branch, the brother of Del. Talmadge Branch (D-Baltimore), claimed victory in a race that was too close to call for more than a week. He praised Sneed's campaign as "wonderful."
"She put on a positive campaign. There was no innuendo and slander," Branch said.
Sneed, who has worked for WJZ-13, has not responded to calls and emails seeking comment.
About 4,500 votes were cast in the district's five-person primary race.
The Baltimore City Board of Elections expects to certify the election results this afternoon, officials there said.