Sheila Ann Dixon is a mother of two adult children, Jasmine Hampton Brooks and Joshua Hampton, and a proud lifelong Baltimore resident who currently lives in Southwest Baltimore. Baltimore City’s first female Mayor, Ms. Dixon was first elected to office in 1987 to the Baltimore City Council, serving the residents of the old fourth district. She was elected to serve the entire city as the City Council President in 1999, becoming the first African American woman to hold that position, before eventually becoming the city’s 48th Mayor on January 2007, succeeding Mayor Martin O’Malley.
As Mayor, Dixon was known as a crime-fighter who was responsible for reducing crime and lowering the homicide rate to its lowest numbers in over thirty years. A champion for Baltimore neighborhoods and a pioneer for women and minorities, Dixon had long been a vocal community advocate before getting elected to public office. A former elementary school teacher in the very Baltimore City public school system that she herself graduated; Dixon was also an adult education instructor for the Head Start program prior to being elected to office. Sheila is a proud graduate of Northwestern High School, earning her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Towson University and a master’s degree in Education and Administration from Johns Hopkins University. She currently serves as marketing director for the Maryland Minority Contractors Association, where she utilizes her years of experience and institutional knowledge of minority contracting to benefit minority and women-owned businesses. She is an active member and Trustee of Bethel A.M.E. church, located in West Baltimore.
Hassan Giordano, known to most as #MrPolitics, is a local political talkshow host and communications strategist. Owner of the award winning media buy and communications strategy firm, DMVDaily Media Group, Hassan has made it his mission to inform the public about the ins and outs of the political and election processes.
Mr. Giordano was the lead plaintiff in the 2016 election integrity lawsuit filed against the Board of Elections on behalf of VOICE - Voters Organized for the Integrity of City Elections and the author of local and state laws including the 2007 Voter Registration Protection Act which enabled formerly convicted felons to regain their voting rights upon the completion of their court-ordered sentence; the 2011 law that lowered the age from 21 to 18 years of age for those seeking to run for a seat on the Baltimore City Council; the 2012 law that enabled independent and third-party voters to be appointed to local boards and commissions; and the 2019 passage of campaign finance laws that now serve the City of Baltimore in local elections.
Hassan began his career in public service as the Field Director for the Sheila Dixon City Council President campaign in 2003, before becoming the Policy and Communications Director for Delegate Salima Siler Marriott. He later went on serve on various local, state and congressional campaigns, as well as becoming a reporter for the Baltimore Examiner, having his own radio and television show entitled the Reporters' Roundtable and becoming one of the most recognized and sought-after political commentator. He is the proud father of three beautiful black kings, Malik, Makil and Caleb. His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
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