BALTIMORE, MD – Former Obama administration official and Democratic mayoral candidate Mary Miller will begin her television ad campaign this week with two spots, “Accountable” and “My Son.” The ads outline Mary’s plan to address crime and her long history of working to reduce poverty and improve education in Baltimore.

“Mary Miller helped my son graduate from St. Ignatius Loyola Academy, and now he’s headed to college,” says Baltimore mother Teresa Andrews in My Son. “Mary’s been involved in Baltimore for over thirty years—supporting Baltimore’s public schools and teachers, and helping citizens returning from prison get back on their feet.”

In addition to providing mentoring and financial support to children at St. Ignatius, Mary expanded a pipeline program to attract teachers to Baltimore’s public schools. Additionally, she works closely with the Center for Urban Families to help returning citizens get a job and stay out of prison. Mary also helps community leaders drive investment towards historically neglected areas through the Neighborhood Impact Investment Fund, and she works with women and minority-owned small businesses to create jobs through Baltimore Business Lending.

Mary is the first candidate in the Baltimore mayoral race to launch a major TV ad buy. The campaign will spend over $500,000 to air ads on broadcast and cable over the next four weeks. Mary’s campaign intends to air TV ads through Election Day on April 28.

“My Son” can be viewed here, and “Accountable” can be viewed here.