Midday Newsmaker: Baltimore City Mayor Jack Young
Today on Midday with the Mayor, Balitmore City Mayor Jack Young joins Tom in Studio A for an exclusive interview.
Earlier this year, when former Mayor Catherine Pugh resigned from office, Mr. Young was elevated from City Council President to Mayor. At that time he said he had no interest in continuing as Mayor after he'd served out Ms. Pugh’s term.
But he has since re-considered. Young is now assumed by many to be the front-runner in a crowded field of candidates who are running in the Democratic mayoral primary, which will be held on April 28th.
The Mayor faces not just a slew of challengers, but some familiar and persistent challenges. Homicides are up in the city from last year, recent revelations about the Department of Public Works' mishandling of water bills have outraged many, and recommendations by the Kirwan Commission on education suggest the city should step-up its funding of education exponentially.
This program was live-streamed on WYPR's Facebook page, and the video can be seen here.