Danielle McCray, a familiar face to many in City Government, was the overwhelming choice of a committee tasked with nominating a replacement for the District 2 vacancy.
With the rise of Council Member Brandon Scott to serve as Baltimore City Council President, his former seat in District 2 was open. A nominating committee heard from some two dozen candidates last night, before casting its lopsided vote for Danielle McCray. McCray has served as staff in the District office previously, and is the sister of State Senator Cory McCray.
During her opportunity to address the committee, McCray spoke with fervor about her experiences doing constituent service involving everything “from illegal dumping to street paving to making sure a water bill is adjusted correctly for seniors on a fixed income.”
“You all know me, and you all know this is the work that, seriously, I love,” she said. “It comes from the heart.”
A Waltherson resident for the last five years, McCray described her priorities as public safety and restoring trust in government.
“I plan on continuing to be responsive, transparent and continuing to work hard on behalf of our communities,” she said.
The committee recommendation now goes to the full City Council for expected approval. They may act as soon as June 11, their next scheduled full Council meeting.
Follow WYPR Radio’s Emily Sullivan for continuing coverage of the selection process.