Baltimore faces many issues — from communities struggling with gun violence, to a blighted housing crisis, to a severe lack of equitable & accessible public transportation. But while many of the other candidates in this race propose the reactionary policies of the 1990s, John believes that we must treat this as a New Deal moment for Baltimore, and strive for a more prosperous, and more equitable future for ALL Baltimoreans. 

It’s time that we realize that as Marylanders we all have a common destiny. Our communities will never reach their full potential until Baltimore — the heart of our state — does. We can build a brighter, more just, more equitable future for Baltimore together, but only if we tackle the systemic issues the city faces head on, and strive to transform our government into a force for good in the lives of Baltimoreans.