Mitchell exploring a run for the General Assembly
While at the Board of Elections office this week in Annapolis pulling a file on Sen. Ulysses Currie, we ran into former Baltimore City Councilman Keiffer J. Mitchell.
He said he was there because he is “exploring” running for a state office – maybe a delegate in the 44th District, maybe take on Sen. Verna L. Jones, who was elected in Nov. 2002.
“I am walking in just to see what the process is,” Mitchell said. “I haven’t made a firm decision about what I’m going to do.”
Mitchell mounted a primary challenge against Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon in 2007, but lost overwhelmingly. His campaign message of cleaning up City Hall corruption did not appeal to voters at the time. But perhaps he’s betting that after Dixon’s indictment and resignation, voters in the 44th will take a fresh look.