Public housing and Forest Drive key issues in Ward 5 and 6 elections

The Ward 5 and 6 races offer two extreme sides often seen in local elections. One of those races, Ward 6, is likely to be decided on Tuesday. Ward 5 voters don’t have a contested primary election and won’t make a final decision until Nov. 7. Combined, the wards hold a large share of Annapolis public housing and its Latino population — about 30 percent based on the 2013 ward maps and population numbers. Police officials estimated that immigrant population, especially in Ward 5, has grown in the last four years. In Ward 6, Democrats Shaneka Henson, an attorney, and DaJuan Gay, a college student, have put an emphasis on public safety and public housing. (Capital)

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