Dixon Takes Early Lead in Baltimore City Mayoral Race

Sheila Dixon
source: dixonforbaltimore.com

Preliminary reports have Sheila Dixon ahead in votes for the primary election for Mayor of Baltimore City.

Dixon previously served as the forty-eighth mayor of Baltimore and as City Council President prior to that. As registered Democrats significantly outnumber registered Republicans in Baltimore City, a Democratic primary win will most likely result in a general election win.

The Baltimore Sun reports on the race results initially released by the state board of elections:

The state elections board released about 75,000 votes late Tuesday, counted from ballots voters mailed in and dropped off before primary day, showing Dixon leading with about 30% of the vote, followed by City Council President Brandon Scott with 24% and former U.S. Treasury official Mary Miller with 17%.

Former prosecutor Thiru Vignarajah had 12%, followed by Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young with 7% and former Baltimore police spokesman T.J. Smith with 6%.

Vote totals and percentages in this article are based on unofficial results of the Maryland State Board of Elections. Official results will follow. Due to COVID-19, few polling places were open and mail-in voting was strongly encouraged. Readers are advised that unofficial results are subject to realignment in the days ahead and official results will follow after a full accounting of pending ballots.