By AFRO Staff
As viewers from around the world watched the results trickle in for the U.S. presidential election, Americans kept an eye on their local elections. For the City of Baltimore, many residents were elated that three Black men now hold crucial positions in local government. Bill Henry won for city Comptroller; Nick Mosby snagged the seat for Baltimore City Council president; current City Council President Brandon Scott was elected mayor of the city; and Rep. Kweisi Mfume, who completed the congressional term of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, was elected to represent the 7th district of Maryland.
Both Scott and Mosby posted their reaction to the results on Twitter:
“Being elected mayor is the honor of a lifetime, and I could not have done it without you. Thank you to all the volunteers & supporters. Most of all, thank you to the voters of Baltimore. Tonight, we embark on a new way forward for our city together,” Mayor-Elect Scott tweeted.
“I want to thank the people of Baltimore City for honoring me with your vote in the general election. I am deeply moved by the expression of confidence from every corner of the city and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. #Baltimore,” City Council President-Elect Nick Mosby wrote in a string of tweets.