- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 3, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore venture capitalist and philanthropist David L. Warnock is entering the mayor’s race.

Warnock tells The Baltimore Sun (https://bsun.md/1OlijuJ ) that he plans to formally file to run for mayor Tuesday, arguing that his business background and political inexperience are positives for a city in desperate need of job growth and a fresh start.

The 57-year-old Democrat will join a crowded field seeking to replace Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who is not seeking re-election.

Warnock is a partner in one of Baltimore’s largest private equity firms and is the founder of a West Baltimore charter school, Green Street Academy, and the Warnock Foundation, which funds efforts to improve education, create jobs and other initiatives.

The Democratic primary, which has decided who becomes Baltimore’s mayor in recent elections, is scheduled for April 26.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, https://www.baltimoresun.com

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