Baltimore’s Progressive, Black, Millennial Mayor Is Ready to Work
Brandon Scott is the city’s youngest mayor in more than a century
It’s a powerful office—in the last decade, mayors have resigned in disgrace due to corruption charges—and Scott aims to curb much of that power. A member of the city council for the past nine years, Scott wants to strengthen social services and combat the long history of redlining in the city.
“Am I going to wipe away hundreds of years of inequity in Baltimore? No,” Scott said. “But someone has to be the person willing to put the bricks at the foundation of a better city.”