District 5

Though she ran unopposed in 2007, incumbent Rochelle "Rikki" Spector faces a number of challengers this year, none of whom possess the depth of experience and institutional memory she has amassed during her 34 years on the council. Ms. Spector has been criticized for spending too much time outside her district at her boyfriend's downtown residence, but that hasn't seemed to affect her ability to be a hands-on advocate for her constituents in Northwest Baltimore or the clarity of her analysis of the city's problems.
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