[Ed. – ‘In case you wanted to know why Baltimore is one of the worst cities in America…’ –Tim Young]
Sheila Dixon officially filed to run in Baltimore’s mayoral race Wednesday morning.
Dixon, who was the city’s first elected female mayor, announced her candidacy in mid-December.
“I know what it takes to run this city effectively and efficiently, which is the only reason I decided to get into this race,” says Dixon, who announced her decision to run for mayor last month. “Baltimore is in crisis. I am prepared with results-based solutions to the problems that plague our city, starting with crime and also immediately improving priorities like education, economic development and community engagement. I have a proven record, plus fresh new ideas for the problems that face us today.”
During Dixon’s term as mayor, the city did not see a single year with more than 300 homicides. Each of the past five years, by comparison, has seen at least 300 murders.