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Joshua Harris, community organizer, enters Baltimore mayor's race

Joshua S. Harris, a community organizer and co-founder of Hollins Creative Placemaking, plans to enter the race to become Baltimore's next mayor on Sunday.

Harris, who plans to announce his candidacy at 1:45 p.m. at 5 N. Calhoun Street, is the 12th Democrat to enter the field.

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Harris sits on the boards of Southwest Partnership, Charles Village Urban Renewal Plan Community Review Board and Paul's Place Community Advisory Board. He co-founded Hollins Creative Placemaking, which aims to revitalize the historic Hollins Market community.

"Baltimore is for all of us," he said in a statement. "I believe that we should all have the opportunity to provide our children with a decent education. I believe that all workers deserve an opportunity to earn a decent wage and provide for their families. I know that the chances of that happening are more likely if we unite to fight for those opportunities."

Harris' announcement will be followed by a a community resource fair at 2 p.m.

Other candidates in the field include former Mayor Sheila Dixon, State Sen. Catherine Pugh, City Councilmen Nick J. Mosby and Carl Stokes, businessman David L. Warnock and lawyer Elizabeth Embry.

lbroadwater@baltsun.com

Twitter.com/lukebroadwater

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