Baltimore City
State’s Attorney

Democrats

Marilyn Mosby

Marilyn Mosby

(Shan Wallace/The Baltimore Banner)

(Shan Wallace/The Baltimore Banner)

  • Age: 42   
  • Resides: Baltimore 
  • Experience: Attorney and prosecutor. Bachelor’s in political science and government from Tuskegee University. J.D. from Boston College Law School. Assistant state’s attorney, Baltimore City, 2006-2011. Field counsel, Liberty Mutual Insurance, 2011-2015. Has served as Baltimore state’s attorney since 2015, winning re-election in 2018. 
  • Personal: Married to Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby, with two children 
  • Candidate website

Thiru Vignarajah 

Thiru Vignarajah

(Pamela Wood/The Baltimore Banner)

(Pamela Wood/The Baltimore Banner)

  • Age: 45 
  • Resides: Baltimore 
  • Experience: Attorney, prosecutor, executive. Bachelor’s in political science, philosophy from Yale University. J.D. from Harvard Law School. Business analyst, McKinsey & Company, 1999-2002. Clerk to Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, 2006-2007. Associate, Arnold & Porter, 2008-2009. Adjunct faculty, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, 2008-2014. Assistant U.S. attorney, 2009-2011. Chief, major investigations unit, Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, 2011-2015. Deputy attorney general of Maryland, 2015-2016. Partner, DLA Piper Global Law Firm, 2017-2021. CEO, Capital Plus Financial, 2021-present. Unsuccessful bids for Baltimore state’s attorney, 2018, and mayor, 2020.
  • Candidate website

Ivan Bates

Ivan Bates

(Handout)

(Handout)

  • Age: 53
  • Resides: Baltimore 
  • Experience: Veteran and attorney. Served in the U.S. Army before attending college. Bachelor’s from Howard University. Law degree from William & Mary. Assistant state’s attorney, homicide division, Baltimore City, 1996-2002. Private defense attorney, 2002-2006. Managing partner, Bates and Garcia, LLC, 2006-present. 
  • Personal: One daughter
  • Candidate website