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Baltimore’s Progressive, Black, Millennial Mayor Is Ready to Work

Brandon Scott is the city’s youngest mayor in more than a century

Baltimore has just sworn in a new mayor—a progressive, Black millennial who wants to redefine the office. Thirty-six-year-old 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…




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Michelle Legro

Michelle Legro

Deputy Editor, GEN. Previously an editor for Topic, Longreads, The New Republic, and Lapham’s Quarterly.

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