Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

A look back at the reign of Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

A look back at the reign of Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

It's a new day in Baltimore. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is out and Catherine Pugh is in. It's a welcome change for many in Baltimore who had become disillusioned with Rawlings-Blake and her inability to connect with the city in a meaningful way. Leading a city isn't easy—and leading a city like Baltimore, one entrenched in years and years of structural problems, is a gargantuan task. No one denies that. So what happened? Why is it that Rawlings-Blake's tenure—surely not all bad, surely helpful to many people in many ways—ended with a whimper instead of a bang?

Rawlings-Blake spent six years as mayor. Her tenure began somewhat abruptly in February 2010 when...

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