Baltimore, MD – Mary Miller, a former Under Secretary of the Treasury to President Obama and a Baltimore resident for over three decades, announced her bid for mayor of Baltimore, today. Mary will formally kick-off her campaign on Tuesday evening with an address to supporters at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.
Mary introduced herself to voters in a video this morning (link).
“When I was starting out, my first jobs were at a supermarket and a donut shop. I always believed I could get ahead with education and hard work, but that’s not true for many of us here in Baltimore. Structural racism and inequality have trapped too many Baltimore families into generations of poverty. That’s what has to change for Baltimore to be a great city, and it’s why I’m running for Mayor. We need fundamental changes to raise income and wealth for those who have been left behind.”
Mary is campaigning on a platform of “inclusive growth.” She believes in order to address Baltimore’s crisis of violence we must pair a robust police-level response with measures to create economic opportunity in Baltimore. As Mayor, Mary will make wage job growth a front office priority. She will fight for the Kirwan Commission recommendations to transform public education in Baltimore, and to knock down every other barrier to economic mobility.
Learn more about Mary at www.electmarymiller.com. Follow her on twitter @ElectMaryMiller.
About Mary Miller
Mary grew up the second of six children in a close family and graduated from public high school. She studied government at Cornell and received a graduate degree in city planning from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Mary spent 26 years working her way up at T. Rowe Price, running the Maryland Bond Fund for 10 years, where she became an expert in Baltimore’s finances and infrastructure needs. She was the first woman to serve on the company’s management committee.
In 2009, President Obama nominated Mary for a top job at the U.S. Treasury, where she became the first woman to serve as Under Secretary for Domestic Finance. Mary led programs to help homeowners save their homes and small businesses get loans. She developed a retirement savings program for low income workers, and she worked with Detroit to address vacant housing and help the city recover from bankruptcy.
After the Obama administration, Mary returned her focus to Baltimore. She spent the last 5 years working to increase financial resources available to minority and women led businesses and entrepreneurs to create jobs.
Event Details: Mary Miller’s Campaign Launch
WHERE: Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD
WHEN: Tuesday, January 7. Doors open at 5 PM. Speaking program to begin at 5:45 PM.
RSVP: Please RSVP to [email protected]