The Mayor of Baltimore: Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake (45 years old) is the 49th and current mayor of Baltimore, Maryland. She is a member of the Democratic Party, she currently serves as secretary of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
Rawlings-Blake attended Oberlin College in Ohio, graduating in 1992 with a B.A. in political science. She later returned to Baltimore to attend the University of Maryland School of Law, where she earned her juris doctor degree in 1995.
From 1990 to 1998, Rawlings-Blake served on the Baltimore City Democratic State Central Committee, and in 1993, she served as the Annapolis lobbyist for the Young Democrats of Maryland.
In 1997, Rawlings-Blake began serving as an administrative law attorney with the Baltimore City office of the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, which offers free civil legal services to Maryland's low-income residents. She went on to serve as a staff attorney with the Maryland Office of the Public Defender in its Southern District (District 1, Baltimore City) from 1998 to 2006.
On May 9, 2013, Rawlings-Blake’s 20-year-old cousin, Joseph Haskins, was shot and killed during a home invasion robbery.
The State Prosecutor for the City of Baltimore: Marilyn Mosby
Marilyn Mosby — age 35, with only four months on the job — now finds herself playing a key role in a local drama that has gripped the country. She is tasked with determining whether charges are warranted in the controversial death of Freddie Gray that has sparked nationwide riots.
On Thursday, the Baltimore police commissioner announced the department had handed confidential information on how Gray died over to Ms. Mosby and her staff. The Justice Department is working on its own independent investigation.
Mosby is a Democrat who comes from a long line of police officers — but she has been vocal about holding cops accountable in the past. When Ms. Mosby was growing up in inner-city Boston, her 17-year-old cousin was mistaken for a drug dealer and killed outside her home by another 17-year-old.
Prior to her election to the office of prosecutor Ms. Mosby was the in-house counsel for an insurance company attorney.
Mosby is a mother of two daughters. Her husband, Nick Mosby, is a Baltimore city councilman who has spoken out about the riots that Gray's death has prompted.
Baltimore City Police Commissioner: Anthony W. Batts
Anthony W. Batts is the Police Commissioner of the Baltimore City Police Department, the eighth largest municipal police department in the United States. Batts was formerly the chief of police for the Californian cities of Oakland, and Long Beach.
Batts worked in the Long Beach Police Department for 27 years, rising to Chief of Police in 2002. On August 27, 2012, it was reported that Batts would become the police commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department, effective September 27, 2012.
Batts' former wife is Laura Richardson, who was a (Democrat) member of the U.S. Congress.