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5th District: After 39 years with Spector, District will usher in a new member

5th District: After 39 years with Spector, District will usher in a new member

There are seven Democrats vying for Baltimore's 5th Councilmanic District, tucked in the far northwest of the city running from West Arlington to Mt. Washington and out to the county line.

Rochelle "Rikki" Spector is retiring after 39 years on the Council. (She was appointed in 1977 to replace her late husband, who became a judge and was later convicted of bribery). Spector has infamously not lived in her district for years, preferring the high-rise luxury of a 2-bedroom condo at 100 Harborview Drive in the Inner Harbor. The open seat gives residents a rare opportunity to choose an engaged, ecumenical representative who can tie together its disparate...

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