Baltimore Mayor Will Run in His Own Right

Oct 23, 2019

Baltimore Mayor Bernard "Jack" Young
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BALTIMORE (AP) - The man who suddenly found himself mayor of Baltimore, after the previous mayor resigned in a scandal, now says he plans to run for the office.

In an interview Tuesday with The Baltimore Sun, Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young said he changed his thinking after previously indicating that he would not run.

Catherine Pugh resigned as mayor in May amid a scandal and multiple investigations into the lucrative sales of her self-published children's books. Young automatically became the permanent mayor after serving as city council president.

Young said he wants to build a new courthouse, implement new career advancement training for city employees and address racial equity.

Democratic City Council President Brandon Scott is among more than a dozen others who have also said they're running for mayor.