Jack Young (politician)

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Jack Young
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51st Mayor of Baltimore
In office
May 2, 2019
Acting: April 2, 2019 – May 2, 2019 – December 8, 2020
Preceded byCatherine E. Pugh
Succeeded byBrandon Scott
President of the Baltimore City Council
In office
February 8, 2010 – May 2, 2019
Preceded byStephanie Rawlings-Blake
Succeeded bySharon Green Middleton (Acting)
Member of the Baltimore City Council
In office
December 1996 – February 8, 2010
Preceded byTony Ambridge
Jacqueline McClean
Carl Stokes
Succeeded byCarl Stokes
Constituency2nd district (1996–2005)
12th district (2005–2010)
Personal details
Born (1954-06-26) June 26, 1954 (age 66)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationBaltimore City Community College

Bernard C. "Jack" Young (born June 26, 1954)[1] is an American Democratic politician. He is the 51st and current mayor of Baltimore, Maryland since May 2019. Young was elected to the Baltimore City Council in 1996 representing Baltimore's second district.[2]

In 2010, Young became City Council President following Stephanie Rawlings-Blake taking over as mayor. On April 2, 2019, Young was named acting mayor during the leave of absence by Mayor Catherine E. Pugh.[3][4] Following Pugh's resignation on May 2, 2019, Young was fully made mayor of the city.[5]

Young expressed an interest in running for his prior seat as Council President once his term as Mayor ends in December 2020.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Baltimore Sun. "First District-DemocratsJames Ward MorrowDate of birth: Feb..." baltimoresun.com. Retrieved Apr 3, 2019.
  2. "Bernard C. "Jack" Young | Baltimore City Council". www.baltimorecitycouncil.com. Retrieved Apr 3, 2019.
  3. "Pugh Taking Leave Of Absence, Young To Assume Her Duties". wbal.com. Retrieved Apr 3, 2019.
  4. Wenger, Doug Donovan, Yvonne. "Who is Baltimore City Council President Jack Young, who will be mayor while Catherine Pugh is on leave?". baltimoresun.com. Retrieved Apr 3, 2019.
  5. Duncan, Ian; Marbella, Jean; Broadwater, Luke (May 2, 2019). "Baltimore Mayor Pugh resigns after month on leave amid investigation into her business deals". The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, Maryland. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  6. Duncan, Ian (May 2, 2019). "Now officially Baltimore mayor, Jack Young inherits city's problems — particularly violent crime". The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, Maryland. Retrieved May 2, 2019.