Elizabeth Embry, 28, is chief of the criminal division for the Maryland Office of the Attorney General and previously was a top deputy to then-Baltimore City State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein. She also was a felony prosecutor, served as acting director of the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice and was an assistant solicitor in the city's Office of Law.
Elizabeth Embry, 28, is chief of the criminal division for the Maryland Office of the Attorney General and previously was a top deputy to then-Baltimore City State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein. She also was a felony prosecutor, served as acting director of the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice and was an assistant solicitor in the city's Office of Law.

Elizabeth Embry, a top official in the Maryland Attorney General's Office, will join a crowded field of candidates for Baltimore mayor on Friday.

Embry, a Democrat, will launch her campaign at Baltimore City College on Friday morning.

"Never more than now has our city needed a leader who puts the people of Baltimore above all else, who has a clear vision and real solutions to get the city running again and the experience and energy to get the job done," Embry said in an interview. She declined to discuss her priorities or campaign platform in advance of her announcement.

Embry, 38, is the criminal division chief for the Maryland attorney general's office and daughter of Abell Foundation President Robert C. Embry Jr.

She has been a top deputy in Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office under Gregg Bernstein, the acting director of the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice in Baltimore, an assistant solicitor in the Baltimore City Office of Law and a felony prosecutor in the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office. She holds degrees from Yale University and the Columbia University School of Law.

Embry will join a crowded Democratic primary that includes former Mayor Sheila Dixon, state Sen. Catherine Pugh, and City Councilmen Nick J. Mosby and Carl Stokes, and businessman David L. Warnock.

The Democratic primary, which has decided who becomes Baltimore's mayor in recent elections because of the party's 10-to-1 advantage over Republicans in the number of registered voters, is scheduled for April 26.

Other Democrats in the race include Richard Black, Mack Clifton, Joshua S. Harris, Mike Maraziti and Calvin Allen Young III. One Republican, Brian Charles Vaeth, has filed to run.

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