One hundred forty-two women leaders from the Baltimore area have endorsed Mary Miller for Mayor.

BALTIMORE, MD – Today, former Obama Administration official and Democratic mayoral candidate Mary Miller received endorsements from 142 women from across Baltimore. These endorsements from city, business, and community leaders who, like Mary, are passionate about the city of Baltimore, signal Mary’s deep roots in communities, testify to her character, and show broad support for Mary’s management skills, policy expertise, and vision for Baltimore. This endorsement comes after earlier endorsements by a group of clergy from across Baltimore, the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, and Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, along with an independent poll from The Baltimore Sun, the University of Baltimore and WYPR-FM showing Mary Miller tied for first—a testament to the strong coalition of support Mary has built.

In a compelling statement, supporters outlined their endorsement for Mary to be the next Mayor of Baltimore, stating: “The upcoming mayoral election is profoundly important for our city. Recovery from the COVID-19 crisis will require exceptional leadership. This is no time to re-elect officials who have failed to deliver the progress Baltimore desperately needs on so many fronts. The city needs a strong leader who is passionate, honest and selfless, with the drive and experience to rebuild Baltimore for the benefit of all of its residents. This is why we support Mary Miller for Mayor of Baltimore.”

“I am honored to have the support of so many exceptional women across Baltimore,” Miller said. “As mayor, I am committed to building a strong, diverse coalition of leaders in city hall, and I look forward to serving Baltimore, driving inclusive growth and opportunity for all, solving our crime crisis, and leading a transparent and ethical government.”

After a trailblazing career studying cities, investing in Baltimore’s infrastructure, and leading large organizations, Mary Miller was appointed by President Obama after the financial crisis to help lead our country’s economic recovery. This experience further honed her experience and crisis management skills to tackle Baltimore’s complex problems today.

In addition to managing the country’s finances, Mary led programs to help homeowners save their homes and small businesses to get loans, developed a retirement savings program for low-income workers, and worked with Detroit to address vacant housing and help the city recover from bankruptcy, many of the same issues Baltimore faces today.

The letter from supporters goes on to highlight Mary’s specific and unique qualifications to address issues the city is facing, including the devastating impact of COVID-19, the crisis of violence, the chronic lack of access to a quality education, and the loss of population, businesses, and living-wage jobs.

Letter from Women for Mary Miller:

Dear Friends of Baltimore City,

The upcoming mayoral election is profoundly important for our city. Recovery from the COVID-19 crisis will require exceptional leadership. This is no time to re-elect officials who have failed to deliver the progress Baltimore desperately needs on so many fronts. The city needs a strong leader who is passionate, honest and selfless, with the drive and experience to rebuild Baltimore for the benefit of all of its residents. This is why we support Mary Miller for Mayor of Baltimore.

Mary is uniquely qualified to address the many issues our city faces, including;

  1. The devastating impact of COVID –19. Mary is the only mayoral candidate with the experience and expertise to lead us through a crisis of this magnitude. As a former Under Secretary of the U.S. Treasury to President Obama, Mary helped lead the country during the recovery from the devastating 2008 recession. She worked with cities to rebuild and will bring strong and decisive leadership to guide Baltimore as it responds to this health and financial crisis.
  2. The crisis of violence. Baltimore’s crime problem is complex and compounded by historic dysfunction in the police department and policies that have enabled structural racism to persist. Mary knows how to tackle complex problems. She will bring all stakeholders together and ensure that all parts of the system are working together and not at cross purposes. Mary understands that the crime problem is symptomatic of a greater opportunity problem and that we must address both inequality and crime if we are going to solve either problem.
  3. The chronic lack of access to a quality education. Mary realizes that our current education system is deeply underfunded and thus, inequitable. She is determined to prioritize public education in the city’s budget and give each child in Baltimore access to high-quality education.
  4. Loss of population, businesses, living wage jobs and persistent poverty. Mary believes in making economic opportunities available to all of Baltimore’s residents. She will make living-wage job growth a priority and bring workforce development to the neighborhoods where city families are struggling.

Most of us are long-standing city residents and all our lives are intertwined in Baltimore City’s communities. We expect better than our current administration and we are tired of the lack of leadership from City Hall.

It’s time for a change - It’s Miller Time!

  • Marina Andrews, Associate, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP
  • Millicent Bain, Community Volunteer
  • Allison W. Baker, Chief Development Officer
  • Diane Baum, Social Worker
  • Karen Beaudouin, Project Leadership
  • Rheda Becker
  • Ellen Bernard, Community Volunteer
  • xDoreen Bolger, Retired Director, The Baltimore Museum of Art
  • Lisa Alden Boswell, Retired Special Education Teacher
  • Dr. Susan Boswell, Retired University Administrator
  • Marta Bosworth, Community Volunteer
  • Catherine J. Boyne
  • Janan Broadbent, PhD
  • Mary Ellen Brown, Business Owner
  • Ms. Millie Brown, Community Leader
  • Sylvia Brown, Community Volunteer
  • Jennifer L. Brown Bunkley, Psychologist
  • Paula P. Burger, Retired University Administrator
  • Debbie Cameron, VP Harbor Investment Advisory
  • Theresa Cangialosi, Business Owner
  • Camilla Carr, Principal, Carr Communications
  • Susanne Chisolm, President, Executive Welcome, LLC
  • Karin Chriss, Business Owner
  • Margaret C. Cohen, RN, LCSWC
  • Victoria Campbell Collins, Property Manager
  • Cynthia Conklin, Realtor
  • Bonnie S. Copeland, PhD, Former CEO City Schools
  • Suzi Cordish, Arts Advocate
  • Dorothy Cunningham, Travel Advisor
  • Gwen Davidson
  • Patricia H. Dayton, Former Sr. Vice President & Treasurer, The Rouse Company
  • Mary Della, Business Owner
  • Dana DiCarlo, Advocate
  • Christy DiPietro, CFA
  • Anne Dyer, Retired
  • Patrice Ely, Retired
  • Dr. Erika D. Feller, Cardiologist
  • Lisa Fink, LCSW-C
  • Dr. Arlene Forastiere, Oncologist
  • Amy E. Freeman, MS
  • Suzan Garabedian, Senior HR Business Partner
  • Julie F. Gilbert, Marketing Consultant
  • Susan Gillette, Attorney
  • Nancy Gordon, Community Volunteer
  • Chicki Grayson, Past President and CEO of Enterprise Homes
  • Andrea Griffin, Realtor
  • Caroline A. Griffin, Co-Founder, Show Your Soft Side
  • Christina Gutwein, Retired Educator, Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Ardyth Hall, Business Owner
  • Christine Hammann, Financial Client Associate
  • Rian Hargrave
  • Barbie Hart, Community Volunteer
  • Pauline Hildebrandt
  • Anita Horwath, Artistic Director for Ages on Stages
  • Kathy Hudson
  • Carol P. Hyman
  • Claire Broido Johnson, Managing Director, Maryland Momentum Fund
  • Gabriela Kahrl, Staff Attorney & Clinical Law Faculty
  • Irene Matsuura Kandt, Retired Teacher
  • Lisa Lebow Kaufman, Investment Manager
  • M. Catherine Kelly, APRN, MPH
  • Maggie Kennedy, Marketing Executive
  • Tina Knott, Realtor
  • Melissa Landolf, CAC-AD
  • Andrea Laporte, Community Leader
  • Susan B. Law, Realtor
  • Lainy Lebow-Sachs, Retired
  • Susan Leviton, Founder of Advocates for Children and Youth
  • Linda T. LoCascio, Principal, LLC Consulting Group
  • Jan Logsdon, Homemaker
  • Ardelia Reid Lokeman, Retired
  • Sheri Lombardi, CPA
  • Mary Ann Mears, Artist
  • Leslie Malin, Managing Director, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
  • Evie Marquart, Owner/Designer, Evie Marquart LTD
  • Marjorie Marra
  • Charlotte Marra
  • Mallory Marra
  • Elizabeth Massing, Director of Personnel and Talent Acquisition
  • Sally N. McCabe, President, Next Step
  • Karen McGee, Nonprofit Board Member
  • Courtney J. McKeldin, Baltimore City Zoning Commissioner, Retired
  • Pamela B. Meier, Community Volunteer
  • Casey Merbler, Project Manager, Healthy Harbor Initiative
  • Chrissy Calve Miller, Volunteer
  • Regina P. Minniss
  • Diana Murnaghan
  • Rashida Murray, School Aide
  • Susan Nestadt, Founder of School Colors
  • Lisa Nguyen, Principal Territory Manager, Medtronic
  • Dr. Sinead Nyhan MD, Physician
  • Kate Perez, PharmD, BCGP
  • Judy Phares, Community Leader
  • Caroline Popper
  • Lyn Post, Administrative Coordinator
  • Shane Prada, Director, Baltimore Jewelry Center
  • Donna Price, Urban Teachers
  • Nancy Kohn Rabin, PhD
  • Mary Raivel, Artist
  • M. Kate Ratcliffe, Retired Director of Development
  • Jenny Regan, CEO, Key Tech
  • Kathi L. Reid, MBA, Program Management, Faith-based Organization
  • Sharon Reuter, Community Activist
  • Susannah Rienhoff, Business Owner
  • Marlyn Roberson, Theater Artist
  • Jericka Robinson, Retired FBI Agent
  • Kaitlin Boswell Rogers, Teacher
  • Katherine Rogers-Lang, Former Executive Director American Diabetes Association
  • Diana D. Rosenberg, Jeweler
  • Debra Rubino
  • Ida R. Samet, BS, MS, MBA, Retired Healthcare Administrator
  • Lynn B. Sassin, Attorney
  • Barbara W. Schweizer, RN, BS
  • Rebecca Schwender, PT, DPT
  • Betsy Scott, Community Volunteer
  • Mary Ann Scully, Banker and Community Leader
  • Jesssica Shahinpoor, Real Estate Manager
  • Gail Shawe
  • Dorothy Sheppard, Higher Education Consultant
  • Caryl Siems, Business Owner
  • Kimberly A. Skarupski, PhD, MPH
  • Michelle Speaks, Co Chair, Warnock Foundation
  • Christe Spiers, Director of Client Services, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP
  • Martha P. Stein, LCSW-C
  • Any Caplan Stern, CFA, Consultant
  • Rebecca Swanston, FAIA, Architect
  • Shelly Talcott, Sr. Director in Baltimore INGO
  • Pamela Tate, Former Student Supervisor at the National Aquarium
  • Jessalyn Timson, Baltimore City Teacher
  • Sharon Tufaro, Retired Social Worker
  • Anjana Turner, Consultant
  • Francis Turner, Community Volunteer
  • Vicki Vaughn, Affordable Housing Development Consultant
  • Kate Walsh, Nonprofit Executive
  • Sarah Walton, Fundraising Professional
  • Christina Wasiak, Former CFO, T. Rowe Price
  • Vanessa White, Owner of Vanessa Vintage Treasures
  • Anne Whitman
  • Margaret G. Whitman, Retired School Nurse
  • Beth Whitmer, Community Leader
  • Mary Jo Wiese, Community Volunteer
  • Ann Woodward

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 2009, 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.

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