Jack Young To Serve as Mayor While Pugh Convalesces

Bernard “Jack” Young, a 21-year Baltimore City Council veteran, will become ex-officio Mayor during Catherine Pugh’s leave of absence

Under Baltimore City’s charter, a vacancy as mayor is to be filled by the elected Council President – putting Bernard “Jack” Young into the executive role for the first time. The longtime legislator has vast experience representing Baltimore.

From a Baltimore Sun profile:

Young, an East Baltimore native, said he will still be paid as council president ($119,000), not as mayor ($185,000), and will remain in the council president’s offices.

“People shouldn’t notice any difference,” the Democrat said. “I am looking forward to having a meeting with all of the department heads to talk to them.”

Young said he will travel around Baltimore to meet with city workers, including police officers.

From Council President Young’s online biography page:

Bernard C. “Jack” Young, President of the Baltimore City Council, was re-elected in 2016, garnering 76 percent of all votes in the citywide general election. He has made his mark in city government with a reputation for highly effective constituent service and a dedication to youth, seniors, education and public safety. Mr. Young has spent all of his time on the City Council aggressively representing the interests of the citizens of Baltimore.

As a 21-year veteran of the City Council, Mr. Young has played a major role in passing legislation that has increased funding for education, crime prevention and helped to spur economic development.

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Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties