2013 The Root 100

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has aggressive plans to revitalize Baltimore through business development.

  • Influence: 179.9
  • Reach: 12.74
  • Substance: 7.1
  • Media Mentions: 1522
  • Internet Mentions: 201000
  • Twitter Followers: 18066
  • Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

  • Rawlings-Blake is only the second woman to ever serve as mayor of the City of Baltimore.
  • Job: Mayor of Baltimore
  • Sector: Government/Politics
  • Twitter: @MayorSRB
  • Location: Baltimore
  • Age: 43
  • Bio:

    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has her work cut out for her with a city struggling with multimillion-dollar budget deficits. Despite setbacks, she has maintained an unbridled optimism in what Baltimore could become, believing fully in the city's potential. This year Rawlings-Blake introduced her 10-year financial plan, which includes growing Baltimore's population by 10,000 families, encouraging new investments in local infrastructure, and funding the demolition of more than 4,000 vacant homes. And thanks to Rawlings-Blake, the city council recently approved $100 million in city funds to go toward reshaping and developing Baltimore's Harbor Point. With her at the helm, Charm City is well on its way. 

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