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Agnes Welch

Baltimore City Council set for major turnover

Baltimore City Council set for major turnover

The Baltimore City Council began to undergo a monumental shift Tuesday as a number of younger, novice politicians were poised to win Democratic nominations that historically secure victories in November's general election.

Eight of the council's 14 district seats are likely to be occupied by new representatives after a wave of retirements and a pair of incumbents trailed challengers in the primary. It's a level of turnover not seen since 2003.

City election officials said a few precincts would be counted Wednesday.

Veteran lawmakers Robert Curran, Helen L. Holton and Rochelle "Rikki" Spector are retiring. Councilmen Carl Stokes and Nick J. Mosby launched bids...