Councilman Bill Henry, Candidate for Baltimore City Comptroller, Claims Momentum from Fundraising Success

BALTIMORE, Jan. 13, 2020 – Baltimore City Councilman and challenger for Baltimore City Comptroller Bill Henry today announced that his campaign raised $172,000 from 536 unique contributors in the period closing Jan. 8, 2020, including over $100,000 in cash on hand. The total represents the largest amount raised in a single filing period by any candidate for Baltimore City Comptroller.

“Voters in this great City are prepared to invest in transparent, accountable, effective City government,” said Henry, “because now more than ever, we need the Comptroller’s office to shine a bright light on how we spend our scarce resources, and whether or not we are getting the results we should expect. It’s the only way to deliver on commitments to safe streets, world-class City services, and a fair economy.”

Henry’s campaign reported that donations exceeded their goals for total amount raised and number of unique contributors for the first reporting period. About half of all donations were $50 or less and most came from residents of Baltimore City.

“We are on track and prepared to press Bill’s case for why we need a smart, honest, and committed public servant in one of the most important offices in City government,” said Bill Henry’s campaign treasurer, Mel Freeman. 

Freeman noted that the campaign’s fundraising progress has been matched by a rising number of soon-to-be unveiled endorsements and a strong volunteer effort. In the last several months, Henry’s team has knocked on over 30,000 doors to deliver his promise to bring trust, activism, expertise, and fierce independence to the Comptroller’s office.

More information about Bill Henry’s campaign can be found at

About Bill Henry

Bill Henry announced his candidacy for Baltimore City Comptroller on June 1, 2019, when he was joined at a rally by other Council members, state lawmakers, and supporters. Henry is a three-term Councilman serving the City’s 4th District for the past 12 years. His career in public service began long before his first elected office, with leadership roles at the Patterson Park Community Development Corporation and as board president of the Citizens Planning and Housing Administration (CPHA), and the Greater Homewood Corporation (now Strong City Baltimore). He has worked in the offices of Mayor Kurt Schmoke, Congressman Ben Cardin, and City Council Presidents Mary Pat Clarke and Lawrence Bell.

Bill is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, where he majored in urban studies and public policy, and Loyola University Maryland, where he earned an MBA with a concentration in Finance. 

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