Saturday, August 20, 2011

CASA in Action Announces Baltimore City Endorsements

Latino advocacy organization CASA in Action has announced the following endorsement recommendations in the upcoming Baltimore City primary election. Contrary to any mailings you may have received, Primary Election Day is Tuesday, September 13, 2011. Voting hours are from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm (voting information here).

The organization describes itself as follows:
CASA in Action facilitates greater electoral and campaign engagement by Latinos and immigrants in Maryland by focusing uncompromisingly on providing political education to Latinos and getting them to the polls.
Baltimore elects 14 councilmembers, each representing a single member district for a four-year term. The President of the Council, along with the Mayor, are elected at-large. The current Council is 100% Democratic. Note: According to the most recent census data, a little over 4% of Baltimore City residents identify as Hispanic or Latino.

Below, CASA has issued no endorsement recommendation in Districts 7, 9, 10, 11, and 13. A recommendation is pending in District 2. The remaining endorsees are incumbents, except for one. In District 12 CASA recommends community activist Odette Ramos over Carl Stokes. Stokes had decided to run for re-election after flirting with a Mayoral bid.

CASA in Action's Endorsement Recommendations:
Mayor – Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Council President – Bernard "Jack" Young

District 1- James Kraft

District 2 – pending

District 3- Robert Curran

District 4- Bill Henry

District 5-  Rochelle Rikki Spector

District 6-  Sharon Green Middleton

District 8- Helen Holton

District 12-  Odette Ramos

District 14 – Mary Pat Clarke

Editor's Note: I could not find campaign websites for Bernard "Jack" Young or  Robert Curran. If you know the url's, please post a comment.

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