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North Baltimore City Council Results

Several races are ready to be called.

With 22 of 23 precincts reporting in City Council District 12 Councilman Carl Stokes has won the Democratic nomination.

Stokes has 2,214 votes to challenger Odette Ramos’s 892 votes.

In District 4 with 18 of 20 precincts reporting Councilman Bill Henry has won the Democratic nomination with 3,307 votes to Scherod Barnes 2,207 votes.

Henry said he feels winning the Democratic nomination for a second time was a validation of what he's been doing by the voters.

"I was reassured I was doing the right thing," Henry said.

 In District 5 The Dean of the City Council Councilwoman Rochelle “Rikki” Spector will win the Democratic nomination. She has 3,131 votes and her nearest Curtis Jones has 930 votes with 17 of 18 precincts reporting.

In District 6 Councilwoman Sharon Green Middleton will win the Democratic nomination. With 16 of 22 precincts reporting she has 2,506 votes. Her closest competitor Mark Hughes has 953 votes.

 Nick Mosby will defeat Councilwoman Belinda Conaway 2,747 to 2,099 with all precincts reporting.

Buzz Beeler September 14, 2011 at 11:15 AM
Sean, truly a sad turn of events. How do you have empathy for those that have no empathy. The city is a lost cause and this debacle proves it. Regardless of the hype or lack there of, one's public duty should not be ignored. The poverty rate for black Americans is high and even that issues did not inspire voters to the polls. A sad state of affairs.
AnnKangarouse September 14, 2011 at 02:45 PM
Very demoralizing indeed. In general, I feel like many potential voters just feel discouraged by the coices provided to us. Little to no information is provided by local media to provide citizens with as much information and exposure for lesser known candidates too. When Jack Young stated that he didn't see the point in participating in forums and debates b/c of the Baltimore Sun poll, it had me thinking about how many citizens probably felt as well with regard to the actual voting process. Why bother? I had a strong hunch as to how things would turn out as well, but still..... I participated in this process regardless. Some comments I read re: early voting had me thinking quite a bit too. Some information about candidates may not come out until the night before the election or after some folks have voted early. I read several comments re: early voting where the folks said "Had I known.... I would not have voted for...." EXTREMELY discouraging, but I guess there's still a spark of hope still floating around inside of me, cause I still find myself thinking that one day....things actually will get better.
ralahinn1 September 14, 2011 at 03:07 PM
I voted. I feel sad for those that didn't, they can't use weather as an excuse for not voting. I wonder, though, as I do in other elections, how many dead and illegal voters made it to the polls this time.
Bruce Vail September 14, 2011 at 05:20 PM
At the risk of sounding cynical, my guess is that the low turnout is attributable to the (accurate) perception that the candidates are of extremely low quality overall, and that none of them individually is willing or able to do anything about the problems that plague our city.
Sean Tully September 14, 2011 at 08:55 PM
I think the electorate is apathetic all across America and has been for years. It was just particularly bad in Baltimore yesterday. Americans can talk a good game about loving country and all that, but when it comes time to show it in the form of voting, they sit it out. And the sad fact is that we should have more ways than ever to stay informed on the issues, but it seems we know less than ever.

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