Age: 70

Personal: Divorced. Mother of two adult children. Lives in Hunting Ridge neighborhood in Southwest Baltimore.

Education: Graduate of Northwestern High School. Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Towson University. Master’s degree in educational management from the Johns Hopkins University.

Experience: Mayor of Baltimore, 2007 to 2010. President of the Baltimore City Council, 1999 to 2007. Baltimore City Councilwoman representing West Baltimore’s former District 4, 1987 to 1999. Since 2012, director of marketing for the Maryland Minority Contractors Association.

Endorsements: Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office Ivan Bates, Councilman Eric Costello, Del. Sandy Rosenberg.

Notable donors: Dr. Frederick Smith, a vice president at Sinclair Inc.; Alex and Eric Smith of Atlas Restaurant Group; Luetkemeyer family members Jean Prema, Annie Luetkemeyer, Mary Luetkemeyer and actress Julie Bowen; former Comptroller Joan Pratt; former Baltimore City Sheriff John W. Anderson; former Mayor Jack Young, and many others.

Read The Baltimore Banner profile: The enduring appeal of Sheila Dixon


Sheila Dixon did not respond to The Baltimore Banner’s questionnaire.