EPISODE 137: Who is Mary Washington and why is she running for mayor?

Running for mayor while you are running back and forth to Annapolis is no easy task but State Senator Mary Washington feels like the effort is worth it because she believes in Baltimore.

This is the first of two lengthy chats with the two-term Delegate Washington, who has been involved politically for nearly two decades locally and is making her case for leaving Annapolis for Baltimore permanently as the mayor in 2020.

Water bills, cybersecurity, leadership, corruption and the future of our city were all on the agenda with the Philadelphia native who came to Baltimore and earned her Masters and PhD at Johns Hopkins and never left and chose to lead.

As the first openly LBGT African-American elected official in Maryland, we also discussed a strong community that has championed her candidacy from the beginning of her political career.

We are attempting to spend time with all of the major candidates for the mayor’s race on April 28th at Baltimore Positive.

Next week, we’ll hear from former T. Rowe Price and Obama administration leader Mary Miller as well as outgoing Downtown Partnership of Baltimore president Kirby Fowler.

And make sure you see our Episode 136 with the big news from our friends at Faidley’s of Lexington Market, who are opening a second location in Catonsville next spring.

COME SEE OUR SHOW LIVE IN 2020:

(Yes…you are invited to join us!)

Thursday, February 20 – Baltimore County School Superintendent Darryl Williams at State Fare in Catonsville 11 a.m.

Thursday, February 27 – Former Baltimore County Executive and local media legend Ted Venetoulis joins us at State Fare at 11 a.m.

Thursday, March 5 – President and CEO of University of Maryland Medical System Mohan Suntha will join us at Faidley’s Seafood of Lexington Market at 11 a.m.

Thursday, March 12 – Harford County Executive Barry Glassman will join us at State Fare in Catonsville at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, March 25 – Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman will join us at State Fare in Catonsville at 10 a.m.

AND MANY MORE TO COME…

We want to thank all of our sponsors, supporters and friends who have allowed this Baltimore Positive platform and movement to become part of your lives and routine. And thank you for sharing our conversations with your community and world!

Hope to see you around Baltimore soon…

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