BALTIMORE, MD (April 29, 2020) — In a video released Wednesday afternoon, City Council President Brandon Scott announced the makeup of the Baltimore City Forward Slate, a citywide campaign team including candidates for City Council President and eight of the fourteen City Council seats.
“Baltimore needs a new way forward, and I’m running for Mayor to cure our city of the disease of gun violence and build a government that’s accountable to the people. But I can’t do it alone,” said Brandon M. Scott. “It will take partnership with a City Council that won’t settle for anything less than the deep change our city needs right now.” The Forward Slate includes:
Mayor: Brandon M. Scott Council President: Shannon Sneed City Council District 2: Danielle McCray City Council District 3: Ryan Dorsey City Council District 5: Yitzy Schleifer City Council District 7: James Torrence City Council District 8: Kristerfer Burnett City Council District 10: Phylicia Porter City Council District 12: Phillip Westry City Council District 13: Jacqueline Addison Shanon Sneed said, “I am running for Council President to make Baltimore a stronger, fairer City for all its families. I am so excited to be part of this team that shares those goals and I cannot wait to work together with them to move Baltimore forward.” “From public safety to economic development, Baltimore has so many challenges, and if we work hard and work together we can start to address them,” Yitzy Schleifer said. “As Mayor, Brandon will provide the leadership this City needs to address those challenges. But he knows he can’t do it alone - he’ll need friends and partners.” “Brandon and I have accomplished a lot together already - making Baltimore City Government more transparent, accountable, and equitable,” said Ryan Dorsey. “But of course there is so much more work to do.” “Everyday I fight on behalf of the seniors and working families in my district," said Danielle McCray. “As Mayor, Brandon will continue that fight for all of Baltimore. He’s the mayor we need.” “In my time on the City Council, I have focused on addressing human trafficking and on getting money out of politics. Brandon has been with me every step of the way,” said Kristerfer Burnett. “With Brandon as Mayor, Shannon as Council President, and this team on the Council, there is so much more we can do." The citywide campaign team joins the wide-ranging, diverse coalition of support built thus far by Brandon Scott. To date, he has received the endorsement of Baltimore Women United, Progressive Maryland, Bikemore, the Sierra Club Maryland Chapter, Sunrise Movement Baltimore, and Our Revolution. He has earned the support of many labor unions, including 1199 SEIU, 32BJ SEIU, 500 SEIU, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 27, Mid-Atlantic Laborers International Union of North America, Building Trades, Amalgamated Transit Union, and Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters. Brandon M. Scott has also been endorsed by People for the American Way’s Next Up Victory Fund, past NAACP President Ben Jealous, State Senator Cory McCray (District 45), and longtime Baltimore City Councilman Ed Reisinger (District 10). For information about Brandon M. Scott's campaign for a new way forward for Baltimore, visit brandonforbaltimore.com.