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Brandon M. Scott


scott-brandonWith a focus on working to end gun violence, repairing and healing the public’s trust in government and changing Baltimore for the better, Brandon M. Scott became the city’s 52nd mayor last year.

In 2011, Scott became one of the youngest individuals to be elected to the Baltimore City Council at the age of 27. The lifelong city resident was unanimously elected president of the council in 2019.

What’s been your biggest success?

My biggest accomplishment thus far is being elected mayor of the city of Baltimore. As a son of Baltimore, it is an honor to serve the residents of this great city each day. I measure success through making our streets and neighborhoods safer and equitable while restoring the public’s trust in their local government. We have our work cut out for us, but I know that the foundation we build today will become our city’s success tomorrow.

What are your hopes for the state or your community this year?

My hope this year is that Baltimoreans see increased investment in their neighborhoods. This means continued work to reduce violence in Baltimore through a lens of public health, the creation of equitable opportunities for all, investment in our youth and holistic COVID-19 response and recovery.

I am hopeful for what lies ahead for Baltimore and will work nonstop to ensure that no one is left behind.

This profile is part of The Daily Record's Power 100 list for 2021. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. See the full list at or in our digital edition.