Conaway Sr. stepping into race for mayor

City is in crime crisis, court clerk charges

June 22, 2007|By Julie Turkewitz | Julie Turkewitz,Sun reporter

Frank M. Conaway Sr., one of the oldest hands in Baltimore politics, announced officially yesterday that he will run for mayor, harshly criticizing the policies of Mayor Sheila Dixon and outlining his plan to remedy what he called Baltimore's crime-rate "crisis."

At his announcement at War Memorial Plaza, the three-term clerk of Baltimore's Circuit Court argued that Dixon has lost control of the city, which he described as a lawless war zone.

Bowing out Comptroller Joan M. Pratt decides not to run for mayor. pg 8b

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