On Tuesday, 36-year-old Politician Brandon Scott won his mayoral bid, becoming the youngest black mayor to hold office in the city.
Following the big win, he told WBAL-TV 11 News, “I see this as the opportunity for rebirth.” He said, “The rebirth is going to come when we all have to work together each and every day and do that tough work to make Baltimore a better place.”
“I am not the savior,” he continued. “We have to work together as a city unified to make Baltimore better. One person cannot fix things. These problems have existed longer than I been alive.”
Scott obtained over 71% of the vote, beating his opponent Bob Wallace who lingered behind with 20.11%. Wallace called Brandon to concede late Tuesday.
This election follows the resignation of the former Baltimore Mayor, Catherine Pugh, who stepped down last year because of a book scandal.
On Twitter, Scott thanked everyone who helped him to secure the win, “I’m proud, energized and humbled by your belief in me and what we can accomplish together,” he tweeted. “We could not have made it without your support.”
Scott called winning the election “the honor of a lifetime” and he vowed to lead fellow Baltimore residents in embarking on a “new way forward for our city.”
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