Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Council President Scott: Can his ambition work in Baltimore's favor?

Council President Scott: Can his ambition work in Baltimore's favor?

We offer our congratulations to Brandon Scott on his selection Monday by his Baltimore City Council colleagues as the next council president in the latest consequence of Catherine Pugh’s resignation as mayor. Mr. Scott’s qualifications for the job are undeniable. He has proved himself an able leader on the council and has driven much of the city’s conversation on what is perhaps the most important issue for residents: bringing crime under control. He is at the vanguard of the young, talented core of council members who were swept into office after the post-Freddie Gray unrest of 2015 (though he preceded them on the council by four years), a contrast to his predecessor, Mayor Bernard C....

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