Former Mayor Sheila Dixon announced Wednesday that she will be running for the Mayor of Baltimore in the mayoral election of 2016. She made the announcement on her official Facebook page.
“After discussions with my family and encouragement from friends and people across the city, I have made a decision to run for Mayor of Baltimore. I believe I have the leadership skills and experience to bring citizens across the city together to create a safer city that is also cleaner, greener, and healthier than we are today. Together we can reclaim, revive and rebuild Baltimore.
I plan to have a formal campaign kick-off after Labor Day, but in the meantime, I’ll be reaching out to people across Baltimore for their ideas, input and support. I believe in Baltimore and its future as a united and inclusive city.”