The Baltimore Sun announced its endorsements for Baltimore City Council candidates running in Tuesday's Democratic primary.
In endorsing City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young the newspaper calls Young “a spirited man of the people who has steadily worked his way up the political ladder without losing sight of the neighborhoods he came from.”
City Council District 4
Councilman Bill Henry receives the newspaper’s nod because “he often takes the long view.” The Sun urges voters to return him to office to “keep up the good work.”
City Council District 5
Councilwoman Rochelle “Rikki” Spector, the “Dean of the city council,” earns the paper’s endorsement. It acknowledges accusations that Spector spends too much time at her boyfriend’s downtown apartment, but argues that it hasn’t hurt her advocacy for her residents in Northwest Baltimore.
City Council District 6
Councilwoman Sharon Greene Middleton also picks up the endorsement of the city’s largest paper. The paper notes that Middleton has “done yeoman’s work on the council’s Urban Affairs, Land Use and Budget committees.”
City Council District 7
has the Sun’s endorsement but, as was the case with The City Paper’s endorsement of Mosby, concerns regarding Councilwoman Belinda Conaway played a large role in him getting The Sun's vote of confidence. The paper does praise Mosby for his “fresh ideas.”
City Council District 12
Odette Ramos adds to her with the Sun’s backing. The newspaper chose Ramos citing the Charles Village resident's consulting business thaty gives her a “keen insight” into the city’s problems.