Elections

Zac Blanchard Wins Election, Will be New District 11 Councilman

Zac Blanchard Wins Election, Will be New District 11 Councilman

| May 24, 2024 | 0 Comments

Last night, Councilman Eric Costello conceded in his race for reelection as the District 11 Councilman as challenger Zac Blanchard finished the day 43 votes ahead and was declared the winner. It was a razor-thin margin as 6,871 votes were cast in the race that led to 3,457 votes for Blanchard and 3,414 votes for Councilman Costello.

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Zac Blanchard Takes 28-Vote Lead in District 11 Council Race

Zac Blanchard Takes 28-Vote Lead in District 11 Council Race

| May 22, 2024 | 0 Comments

It’s now eight days after the Primary Election and votes are still being counted. After 1,140 mail-in ballots were counted last week and 556 mail-in ballots were counted this week, Zac Blanchard has taken a 28-vote lead over 2.5-term incumbent Councilman Eric Costello in the District 11 Council election. The race remains incredibly tight and too close to call.

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Mayor Brandon Scott Projected to Win Mayoral Primary, District 11 Council Race Separated by 25 Votes

Mayor Brandon Scott Projected to Win Mayoral Primary, District 11 Council Race Separated by 25 Votes

| May 15, 2024 | 0 Comments

The District 11 Council race has a razor-thin margin as 2.5-term incumbent Councilman Eric Costello has a 25-vote lead over challenger Zac Blanchard in the Democratic Primary. The vote count stands at 2,565 (50.24%) to 2,540 (49.76%). An “unknown number of  mail-in ballots remain to be counted,” according to reporter Emily Opilo of The Baltimore Sun.

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South Baltimore Now! Podcast: Mayoral Candidate Thiru Vignarajah Discusses Bold Ideas for Baltimore

South Baltimore Now! Podcast: Mayoral Candidate Thiru Vignarajah Discusses Bold Ideas for Baltimore

| May 1, 2024 | 0 Comments

During the interview, Vignarajah shares insights into his background, including his education at Yale and Harvard Law; his career as a federal and city prosecutor; and his vision for the city of Baltimore. He discusses his plans to address Baltimore’s crime, educational shortcomings, and economic challenges. Vignarajah also talks about the importance of reinvigorating business in Baltimore, proposing substantial reforms in permitting, taxes, and police recruitment.

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South Baltimore Now! Podcast: Councilman Eric Costello

South Baltimore Now! Podcast: Councilman Eric Costello

| April 12, 2024 | 0 Comments

On this episode of the South Baltimore Now! podcast, Kevin Lynch interviews District 11 Councilman Eric T. Costello. Councilman Costello has been in office for almost 10 years and is seeking reelection next month. He is being challenged by Federal Hill resident Zac Blanchard. Lynch and Councilman Costello discuss Councilman Costello’s arrival in South Baltimore following an upbringing in Binghamton, New York; his ascend to Councilman after being President of Federal Hill Neighborhood Association; the day-to-day joys and challenges of being on the City Council; his quest for reelection; and his thoughts on topics such as Digital Harbor High School, crime, development, and local business.

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State’s Attorney Candidate Ivan Bates Now Running Unopposed in General Election

State’s Attorney Candidate Ivan Bates Now Running Unopposed in General Election

| August 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

Attorney, Army veteran, and Locust Point resident Ivan Bates unseated Marilyn Mosby in the Democrat Primary for Baltimore City State’s Attorney and, now, he will run unopposed in the General Election as Independent Roya Hanna announced last week that she is dropping out of the race. This clears the way for Bates to be the next Baltimore City State’s Attorney.

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South Baltimore Resident Sam Cogen Slated as Baltimore’s Next Sheriff

South Baltimore Resident Sam Cogen Slated as Baltimore’s Next Sheriff

| August 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

Sam Cogen, the current president of South Baltimore Neighborhood Association and former Assistant Sheriff for Baltimore City, will be the next Sheriff of Baltimore City after a narrow victory over 33-year incumbent John W. Anderson in the Democratic Primary.

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2022 Election Results in Baltimore

2022 Election Results in Baltimore

| July 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

The elections are not yet official, but most races have been called. Ivan Bates has unseated State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore could get a new Sheriff, and District 46 will get a new delegate, and seats for Maryland Governor, Comptroller, and Attorney General are available.

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Unofficial 2022 Election Results in Baltimore

Unofficial 2022 Election Results in Baltimore

| July 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

Below are the unofficial elections results for races impacting South Baltimore. Currently, 284 of the 296 Baltimore City Election Day precincts have reported.

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Podcast: Interview with Sheriff Candidate and SoBo Resident Sam Cogen

Podcast: Interview with Sheriff Candidate and SoBo Resident Sam Cogen

| July 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

On this episode of the Listen Up South Baltimore podcast, Kevin interviews Sam Cogen. Cogen is a candidate for Baltimore City Sheriff, the president of South Baltimore Neighborhood Association, and a board member of Federal Hill Main Street and South Baltimore Gateway Partnership.

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2020 Election Results in South Baltimore

2020 Election Results in South Baltimore

| November 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Voting has completed for the 2020 General Election and, while the race for President of the United States is too close to call as votes are still being counted, all local election results have been called and won by Democrat candidates.

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Election Day Voting Taking Place at Camden Yards and South Baltimore High Schools This Year

Election Day Voting Taking Place at Camden Yards and South Baltimore High Schools This Year

| November 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

The South Baltimore voting locations for the 2020 General Election have changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As opposed to going to many of the local elementary schools in a specific precinct to vote, the voting centers have been consolidated.

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Council President Brandon Scott Wins Baltimore City Mayoral Democratic Primary

Council President Brandon Scott Wins Baltimore City Mayoral Democratic Primary

| June 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

With less than 2,000 provisional and overseas absentee ballots left to count, Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott has won the Democratic primary for Mayor of Baltimore. Council President Scott currently has a 2,358-vote lead over Sheila Dixon.

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Primary Update: Nick Mosby Wins Council President Race, Bill Henry Wins Comptroller, Brandon Scott Widens Mayoral Lead

Primary Update: Nick Mosby Wins Council President Race, Bill Henry Wins Comptroller, Brandon Scott Widens Mayoral Lead

| June 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the Baltimore City Board of Elections is getting close to completing its count of all the mail-in and provisional ballots from the primary elections a week ago, the new leadership of the city is starting to become more clear.

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Brandon Scott Takes Lead in Baltimore City’s Democratic Primary Mayoral Race as Counting Continues

Brandon Scott Takes Lead in Baltimore City’s Democratic Primary Mayoral Race as Counting Continues

| June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

With 143,678 votes counted so far in the Democratic primary for Mayor of Baltimore, Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott has taken a lead over former mayor Sheila Dixon who had been leading before yesterday. The Baltimore City Board of Elections told Fox45 that there are less than 12,000 ballots to be counted.

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Sheila Dixon Leads Democratic Primary Mayor Race for Baltimore City

Sheila Dixon Leads Democratic Primary Mayor Race for Baltimore City

| June 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

With 79,656 votes counted so far in the Democratic primary for Mayor of Baltimore, Sheila Dixon currently has a 5.8% lead over City Council President Brandon Scott. The Baltimore City Board of Elections is reporting 122,610 Democratic primary ballots have been received, so there are still 42,954 votes to be counted, which equates to 35% of the total ballots.

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Maryland Primary Elections Moved to June 2nd, Special Election Moved to Mail-In System

Maryland Primary Elections Moved to June 2nd, Special Election Moved to Mail-In System

| March 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has issued a proclamation to postpone the April 28th primary and move it to June 2nd. A special election to replace the late Congressman Elijah Cummings in Maryland’s 7th congressional district on April 28th will move to a mail-in voting system.

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