Five Black candidates are running for Baltimore County Council council seats, months after community groups and advocates sued over a redistricting plan that they said would underrepresent Black county residents. Baltimore County is 31% Black and almost 46% of the population is Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latino and Hispanic, but six of seven council members are white. The county has never had more than one Black council member, and has elected just two Black candidates, both men, in its history.
After redistricting lawsuit, Black candidates are running for council seats across Baltimore County
July 15, 2022