BALTIMORE (WJZ)—It’s official. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wins the general election and gets her first full term as mayor.

Andrea Fujii has reaction from the mayor and her supporters.

She and her party won Tuesday’s general election, and now the party is on for the mayor.

Supporters are fired up as Mayor Rawlings-Blake wins her first mayoral election.

“I hope that people see the potential in the city that I do and that they’re willing to work with me to get there,” Rawlings-Blake said.

The mayor took the job nearly two years ago when Mayor Sheila Dixon resigned amid perjury charges.

And though turnout was low, supporters are optimistic.

“It’s a great victory for the mayor to have a full term after an election,” said Del. Keiffer Mitchell Jr., D- Baltimore City.

The mayor says she has little time to celebrate. A $50 million city budget shortfall and other pressing issues demand her attention.

“I guess we have to wait until we get the mayor’s recommendations, but $50 million is a huge amount of money,” said City Councilwoman Rikki Spector.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defeated Republican challenger Alfred Griffin III.

The mayor says she and the Baltimore City delegation are preparing their wish list for the state legislature in January.

Comments (12)
  1. crzylady says:

    Well suprise ,suprise, suprise ! Who would a thunk a democrat mayor would win in baltimore. Well baltimore, you get what you deserve. At some point baltimore will degenerate into a giant beauracratic shzt hole. Oh wait……

    1. Garth Hoxsie-Quinn says:

      You really are Crazy aren’t you. Do you think that a Republican, Tea Party Member or Independant could do any better? The problem with this city isn’t the Political figures, its the lazy, drug riddin, degenerates that outnumber everyone else. I have never, ever been in a city where there are more crime issues. Maybe that means other politicians are better at covering it up where we put it out i the open. Maybe if people would work together instead of bashing one another Baltimore wouldn’t be the joke that it is. People that have lived here all their lives complain about how expensive taxes are, how bad the roads are blah blah blah, maybe they should try living somewhere else. They might find that things here are not as expensive as they think. As for some of the other bigs costs, well Baltimore is an old city and it’s time to either begin replacing or watch it fall down around us. I for one would rather spend the extra money, even if it means getting a third job, and have a city that can function properly.

      1. JW says:

        Grab all the left over concrete fence guards from the now defunct “Race Track”….place them all around the city and just let the the bloodymore thugs and crooked political figures have the place. LOL

        You reap what you sow.

  2. PAUL E. MICELLI says:

    Hope we don’t have anymore “RACETRACKS” around the City.

  3. tylerjake says:

    Rawlings-Blake is the best mayor Baltimore has had for a LONG time. Obviously she’s doing the best she can, with the cesspool she’s been given. However, with the holidays coming up Mayor, PLEASE get the protesters OUT of downtown and where the tourists are! The city is soooo over them!

  4. Ozie Polk says:

    Well I knew she was going to pull it out. Even still with the very low turn out. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is the right person to take Baltimore City in the right direction.

  5. sheriff says:

    To the non voters but especially voters of Baltimore city, Yesterday’s election or should say re-elections proves once again that stupidity is making the same errors & goofs over & over & especting a different result. Enjoy your Mayor, council & other party line Democrats you fools.

  6. Garth Hoxsie-Quinn says:

    Ok so we all knew she was going to win, thats not a surprise. What i find lacking is that not a single media outlet in this city mentioned the elections. I know of no-one that voted because most forgot there was even an election. Heck, i pride myself on voting at every opportunity but, that being said, even i forgot becuase it wasn’t mentioned. That being said, I’m happy she won, she knows what she’s doing and she’s out doing it with the people of the city, not hiding behind a big desk like other politicians.

  7. sheriff says:

    Garth,…Like you don’t read, get any robo calls, watch the news & internet? What rock have you been under or are you like all the other black sheeple in the city that just drift from day to day & take what is handed to them. The mayor is a phony that had a privilidged background & was groomed for the position. She doesn’t run jack, her select council members & behind the scenes bankers do u fool.

  8. Buffalo Soldier says:

    Sheriff you are so stupid. It’s always about race to you. Get a life and grow up.

  9. the truth says:

    Buffalo, It’s always about race & the Benjamins. How many whites do you see moving into the city & not the inner harbor or Canton? Blacks, courtesy of making room for those whites to move into the prime neighborhoods are shoving the blacks into the counties via section 8 you fools.

  10. Debbie says:

    Good thing she didn’t a “quorom” to win. With that small of a turnout obviously no one cared one way or the other.

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