Endorsements

Organizations

“It’s time Baltimore had a visionary leader who lives and breathes the city, and knows it like the back of his hand; someone who will work tirelessly to improve it and who isn’t afraid to upset the apple cart if it’s for the greater good. That’s why we endorse Brandon Scott to be the next mayor of Baltimore.”

 

— The Baltimore Sun Editorial Board

“As frontline healthcare workers, we are proud to endorse candidates who will fight for a healthy and equitable Baltimore City.  With Brandon Scott we can start to build a Baltimore where everyone can enjoy high-quality healthcare, great public schools, decent housing in safe communities, and good union jobs.”

 

— Lisa Brown, Executive Vice President of the Maryland/DC Division of 1199SEIU

"UFCW’s members work in a range of industries, with the majority working in retail food, meatpacking and poultry, food processing and manufacturing, and retail stores — and most are considered essential during this COVID-19 public health crisis. Throughout this crisis—and time and time again—Brandon has supported our members. He stood by us during our most recent negotiations and he truly understands the needs of our members."

— Jessica Hack, Political & Legislative Director of UFCW Local 27.

“We believe, now more than ever, Baltimore needs a forward-thinking mayor who understands the severity and urgency of building healthy environments and just communities.”

 

—Rich Norling, Sierra Club Maryland Chapter

“Brandon has articulated a thoughtful and strong plan to take on Baltimore’s public corruption and crime issues. His strategy leverages the city’s capital investment power to create meaningful employment for communities where it’s most needed by using agreements that ensure local residents get hired, trained, and paid working on major infrastructure projects.”

— Dave Allison, Baltimore/Washington Laborers’ District Council

1199 SEIU

32BJ SEIU

500 SEIU

Amalgamated Transit Union

Baltimore Teachers Union

Baltimore Women United

Bikemore

Building Trades

Clean Water Action

Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 51

Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund

Maryland Working Families

Mid-Atlantic Laborers International Union of North America 

Our Revolution Maryland

People for the American Way's Next Up Victory Fund

Progressive Maryland

Sierra Club Maryland Chapter

Sunrise Movement Baltimore

The Baltimore Sun 

UNITE HERE! Local 7

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 27

State Officials

“I am supporting Brandon Scott because of the work he has done with police redistricting and accountability, along with the work he constantly does with our youth in Baltimore City Schools. He has my full support in charting a path for A New Way Forward for Baltimore City. I know that Brandon will be innovative, creative, and he will put the talent around him to ensure our city is successful."

 

— Senator Cory McCray

“He is a son of Baltimore.  He is passionate, forward looking, and has an aggressive agenda to make Baltimore a great City.  I believe he will surround himself with talented people and reach out to others who are now seeking the Mayor’s office to harness their talents, too. Isn’t this just what we need? We have had a series of terrible ethical and criminal missteps among City leaders. We deserve better, and Brandon Scott is a good and honorable man."

 

— Delegate Maggie McIntosh

“Making real change and creating economic and housing opportunity in Baltimore will take a leader with a track record of rolling up his sleeves and getting things done, while never settling for the way things are just because that’s how things have been done. Brandon Scott has consistently shown he can bring people together, speak to all of Baltimore, and deliver results that have impact."

 

— Delegate Sandy Rosenberg

Local Officials

"Brandon has been a champion for good government policy. He led the charge with the equity fund and the fair election fund. He wants to change the structure of our government to ensure it represents the values and needs of everyday Baltimore City residents. And that's exactly why I'm endorsing him for Mayor."  

— Councilman Kris Burnett, 8th District

"Brandon’s energy and talent for building coalitions that cross over lines of race, class, and generations is exactly what is needed to transform Baltimore.

I know that he will work tirelessly to move our city forward.”

— Councilman Edward Reisinger, 10th District

Danielle McCray, 2nd District 

Ryan Dorsey, 3rd District

Yitzy Schleifer, 5th District

Kristerfer Burnett, 8th District

Ed Reisinger, 10th District

Shannon Sneed, 13th District

Community Leaders

"Even before the pandemic, our city has been in crisis. It will take bold and collaborative leadership to rebuild Baltimore. Brandon Scott is the only candidate in this race who has shown the ability to bring together leaders from the community, businesses, nonprofits, and government to work on solutions."


— Charly Carter, Community Organizer

"Since I first met Brandon when he was in my class as a freshman at MERVO, I knew he was destined for great things. He represents the best of what Baltimore is and can be. His integrity, energy, and passion to make Baltimore better for generations to come make him exactly the leader Baltimore needs."

 

— Laura Byrd, City Community Leader 

“Council President Scott is a homegrown, down-to-earth guy with intellect and drive. His support of youth, broad understanding of complex issues, good moral compass and commitment to the city and its people, is what Baltimore needs and truly deserves."

— Kate Scherr-Adams, Northeast Community Leader

“I have seen firsthand Brandon’s commitment to our young people in the way he helped expand recreation opportunities in my community. As a leader, he worked hard to open the rec centers on Saturdays for the first time in decades."

 

— Shantell Thigpen, Community Leader

Alan-Michael Carter, Yale Heights Faith Leader 

Alicia Wilson, Northeast Community Leader 

Amber Taylor, Community Leader

Andy Dahl, Artist/Filmmaker/Organizer

Andy Flacks, Federal Hill Community Leader 

Ashiah Parker, West Baltimore Community Leader 

Barbara Shea, Chair Emeritus, Casey Trees 

Betty Robinson, Community Organizer and Former CRB Member

Carly Wais, Founder and Member, Quercifolia Collective

Casey Jenkins, Baltimore Business Owner 

Chanel Young, Cedonia Community Organizer 

Charly Carter, Community Organizer

Chet Brown, Baltimore Business Owner 

Chris Palazzi, Locust Point Community Leader 

Claudia Diamond, Roland Park Community Leader

Darryl Tarver, Mt. Washington Community Leader 

Dave Werkmeister, Patterson Park Community Leader 

Derek Butler, East Rosemount Community Leader 

Dick Manekin, Baltimore Business Owner 

Ed Hatcher, Environmental Community Leader

Elanor Spokes, Mt. Washington Community Leader 

Erick A. Oribio, CEO-Publisher, Latin Opinion Bilingual Media Platform 

Erricka Bridgeford, Community Activist and Peacemaker

Eze Jackson, Creative and Political Organizer 

Giovanni Marcantoni, Baltimore Business Owner 

Graham Coreil-Allen, Auchentoroly Terrace/Mondawmin Public Artist 

Harriet Smith, Waverly Neighborhood Pandemic Response Network Volunteer

Iya Dammons, Trans Community Activist

James Lee, Caton Ave Community Leader 

Jason Filippou, Community Advocate and Organizer 

Jed Weeks, Remington Community Leader

Jess Douglas, Archivist

Jim Shea, Chairman Emeritus, Venable LLP 

Jodie Zisow-McClean, Hamilton Hills Community Leader 

Joe Francaviglia, Statewide Education Leader

John Fowler, Hamilton Hills Community Leader 

Joshua Clark Davis, Assistant Professor, University of Baltimore

Julianne Tarver, Mt. Washington Community Leader 

Kate Scherr-Adams, Northeast Community Leader

Kathleen Kelleher, Community Leader

Keenen Geeter, Community Organizer 

Kevin Cleary, Retired Director of Preparedness, Mayor's Office of Emergency Management

Laura Byrd, City Community Leader 

Lillie Stewart, Roland Park Community Leader

Lisa Portee, Hamilton Hills Community Leader

Liz Cornish, Charles Village Community Leader

Lucia Islas, Latino Community Leader

Malcolm Heflin, Lead Organizer, Progressive Maryland

Mark Caplan, Baltimore Business Owner 

Mark Edelson, Patterson Park Community Leader 

Maxi Adelstein, Owner, Gratitude Garden Company

Michael Hillard, Harbel Community Leader 

Miriam Badillo, Latino Community Leader

Mishy Leiblum, Administrative Coordinator, UNITE-HERE Local 7

Monalisa Diallo, Local Activist and Educator

Munir Bahar, Community Activist and Organizer 

Nancy Blackwell, Non-Profit Director 

Nick Sheridan, Harwood Community Leader

Nithin Paul, Family and Preventative Med Doctor

Patrick Daniels, Baltimore City Educator 

Pete Moody, Gardenville Community Leader 

Phil Croskey, CEO, MD Energy Advisors 

Phong Le, Remington Community Leader 

Qunis Taylor, North Harford Resident 

Ralph Tyler, Former Baltimore City Solicitor  

Rashad Singletary, Baltimore Faith Community Leader

Rianna Eckel, Local Activist 

Richard DeShay Elliott, Political Science PhD Candidate, JHU

Rita Crews, Belair Edison Community Leader 

Robin Weiss, Public Health Advocate

Rochelle Lachance, North Harford Rd Community Leader 

Rochelle McBride, Madison-Eastend Community Leader 

Ryan Turner, Youth Advocate and Non-Profit Leader 

Sarah Fouts, Assistant Professor, UMBC

Scott Goldman, Fells Prospect Community Leader 

Scott Tucker, Druid Hill Business Owner 

Sergio España, Local Activist

Shamoyia Gardiner, Community Leader

Shantell Thigpen, Community Leader

Theo Rodgers, Baltimore Business Owner 

Tré Murphy, Community Organizer 

Vanessa Lubiner, Waverly Resident

Wanda Goodman, Popular Grove Resident 

Will Brown, Gardenville Community Leader 

Wynette Downer, Cedonia Community Leader 

Yona Gorelick, Baltimore Resident

Zoë Reznick Gewanter, Media Artist and Youth Educator

Leaders From Across the Country

Alonzo T. Washington - Delegate, Maryland General Assembly

Alphonso Amos - Former City Councilmember, Port Huron, MI

Amanda L. Sargent - School Board Trustee, DeSoto, TX

Andrea Barefield - Mayor Pro Tem (District 1), Waco, TX

Ashley Vanorny - Councilmember (District 5), Cedar Rapids, IA

Athena Salman - State Representative & House Democratic Whip, Arizona House of Representatives

Dr. Brian Rowland - Mayor Pro Tem, Prairie View, TX

Channel Powe - President of the Governing Board, Phoenix, AZ

Chantia Lewis - Alderwoman, Milwaukee, WI

Christopher A. Johnson - County Legislator, Westchester, NY

Colin Byrd - Mayor, Greenbelt, MD

David Bowen - State Representative, Milwaukee, WI

Derrick Perry - President of Council, Norristown, PA

Dr. Dorcey L. Applyrs - Chief City Auditor, Albany, NY

Evetty Satterfield, MSW - School Board Member (District 1), Knox County, TN

Hakim Jones - Councilman, Norristown, PA

Kevin L. Carter - First Vice President, Board of Education, Pittsburgh, PA

Jameesha Harris - Alderwoman (Ward 2), New Bern, NC

Jane Kim - Member, Board of Supervisors, San Francisco, CA

Jewell Jones - State Representative, Michigan House of Representatives

Jon Hoadley - State Representative, Kalamazoo, MI

Jonathon D. Randle - Mayor-Pro Tem, City Council, Prairie View, TX

Korin L. Kirk - School Board Member, Binghamton, NY

Lea Webb - Former City Councilmember, Binghamton NY

Marcelia Nicholson - Chairwoman, Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors (District 5), Milwaukee, WI

Marita Garrett - Mayor, Wilkinsburg, PA

Melvin Carter - Mayor, Saint Paul, MN

Nicole A. Brown - City Councilwoman, Ypsilanti, MI

Paula Phillips - School Board Director, Milwaukee, WI

Pious Ali - City Councilor (At-Large), Portland, ME

Spencer Thibodeau - City Council (District 2), Portland, ME

Stephanie N. Morales - Commonwealth's Attorney, Portsmouth, VA

Svante Myrick - Mayor, Ithaca, NY

Virgil Watkins Jr. - County Commissioner (District 8), Macon-Bibb County, GA

Dr. Wes Bellamy - Former Vice-Mayor, Charlottesville, VA

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By Authority: People for Brandon M. Scott,  Leland Shelton, Treasurer. 
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