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KWEISI MFUME (D)

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Rachel Baye
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Mfume represented the 7th District from 1987 to 1996, when he resigned to lead the NAACP. He left that post in 2004, having stabilized the organization and eradicated a $3 million debt. But his departure came with unconfirmed allegations of sexual harassment. He said in his announcement speech that he has to “find a way to make sure that all (Cummings) and others fought for is not lost, tossed to the side or forgotten."

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