Power Couple: Marilyn Mosby’s Husband Is Running For Mayor Of Baltimore
Nick Mosby has been serving as a Baltimore City Councilman for the past four years. But now he has his sights set on the next level.
Yesterday, with his wife and two daughters standing beside him, Mosby announced that he was running for mayor of the city of Baltimore.
In addition to being married to the fabulous Marilyn Mosby, the state attorney handling the Freddie Gray case, Mosby gained notoriety when he told Fox News the rioting in Baltimore was “decades’ [worth] of anger and frustration for a system that has failed them. ” He likened the rioting to the ones at the University of Kentucky when they lost a football game.
Yesterday, standing in front of 350 voters, Mosby said that he came from Baltimore and knew the best and worst the city has to offer.
And with that firsthand knowledge, he had a question for the crowd:
“Are you willing to fight for a better Baltimore? Are we willing to fight against poverty, against illiteracy? Are we ready to fight to provide a world-class education for every single child in this city?”
During the press conference, he presented the goals of his campaign, fighting crime, reducing homelessness and improving city schools. He also said he intends to equip every police officer with a body camera.
He said, “Collectively, we can change every block, every corner, every neighborhood. I need your help starting today.”
The Baltimore Sun reported that Mosby’s announcement has some wondering if a successful bid for mayor would represent a conflict of interest. As mayor he would be in charge of the $38 million budget for his wife’s office and her 300 employees.
While there are concerns from some, others like the idea of a power couple.
We happen to fall in the latter group.
Good luck to Nick and Marilyn!