Bio box: Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, mayor of Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — NAME: Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

AGE: 45

BIRTHPLACE: Baltimore, Maryland.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in political science, Oberlin College, 1992; Juris Doctor, University of Maryland, 1995.

EXPERIENCE: The daughter of a popular state delegate and a pediatrician, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake worked as a public defender and was the youngest person elected to the City Council at age 25 in 1995. She became council president in 2007 and then mayor in 2010 when Sheila Dixon resigned amid scandal. She was elected to the post in 2011.

FAMILY: Married with one daughter.

QUOTE: “I kept thinking, should I be focused on working through reforming our police department, working with the Department of Justice or reaching out to potential donors? It was a very difficult decision, but I knew that I needed to spend time — the remaining 15 months of my term — focused on the city’s future and not my own.”

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