Award-winning journalist Jeff Johnson endorses Mary Miller for Mayor of Baltimore at the same time as an internal poll shows Miller at 12%, the only candidate with momentum
BALTIMORE, MD – Today, former Obama administration official and Democratic mayoral candidate Mary Miller was endorsed by Jeff Johnson, an award-winning journalist and 20-year Baltimore resident, during his reoccurring segment on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show. This endorsement comes at the same time as a new poll shows Miller rising in the polls with 12% of the vote.
“I’m supporting Mary Miller for Mayor of Baltimore, because no candidate is more right for our city than she is,” Johnson said following the segment. “Mary brings experience in the Obama Administration in one of the highest positions in the U.S. Treasury Department, coupled with a history of economic development, and an aggressive commitment to growth-focused racial equity.
“I’ve committed my career to getting black people elected. That will never change. However, our community can’t just elect people we like. We must elect mayors with the skills to serve as political executives and effectively manage billions of dollars towards the interests of ALL CITIZENS,” Johnson went on to say. “I would rather elect somebody not black who can deliver for black folks than somebody black who cant.”
An internal poll conducted by GQR showed that Miller’s support is rising with 12% of the vote and demonstrates appeal across demographics, reflecting the enthusiasm from supporters and the community.
Mary Miller is the only candidate with momentum. Her name recognition rose from 35% to 68%, and her share of the vote moved from two percent of the vote to 12% in the last two months.
About Mary Miller:
Mary Miller is a Democrat running for mayor of Baltimore, her home of 34 years. Her career has been spent studying urban planning and investing in cities. In 2010, President Obama appointed Mary to help lead our country’s recovery from the Great Recession. As the first woman to serve as the Under Secretary for Domestic Finance at the U.S. Treasury Department, Mary oversaw the entire U.S. economy. Mary left the Obama administration determined to help strengthen her hometown and has been working to get money flowing into neighborhoods that have been left out and helps women and people of color start small businesses and revitalize historically neglected areas of the city.
About Jeff Johnson:
Jeff Johnson is a community impact architect, supporting brands and organizations harness culture and equity towards transformative impact, driven by market growth. He has maximized the last 20 years personifying, advocating for and exemplifying influencer, social impact, and equity. He supports corporate clients behind the scenes by impacting Inclusion & Equity and successfully facilitating strategic communications and brand management work. Executive roles with the NAACP, Hip Hop Summit Action Network, 10 years of providing commentary to urban markets every week with the Tom Joyner and Rickey Smiley Morning Shows, as well as a 13 year run as the voice of community impact for Black Entertainment Television placed him at the epicenter of impact-driven culture making his credibility and consistency unmatched. Consequently, he’s crafted a unique career that has seamlessly fused corporate America, entertainment and politics to leverage culture, equity and impact with success and integrity.