Bill Henry, Candidate for Baltimore City Comptroller, Announces Dozens of Endorsements; Opens Campaign Office

Labor, Public Officials, Community Leaders Join Call for Good Government

BALTIMORE, Feb. 8, 2020 – Today, Baltimore City Councilman and challenger for Baltimore City Comptroller Bill Henry announced endorsements of seven local labor organizations, five fellow elected officials, and a score of community leaders.

The campaign also today marked the opening of a headquarters office at 2801 Sisson Street in Remington. Dozens of campaign volunteers gathered for breakfast and to hear from the candidate and several prominent supporters before fanning out to continue a citywide canvas effort that the campaign says has knocked on nearly 40,000 doors.

“It’s past time to shine a bright light on how this City is run,” said Henry. “And it’s time to bring communities and community leaders—like the passionate and dedicated folks who have endorsed my candidacy—back into the process through access to information they need to help hold City government accountable,” he said. “I’m honored to count them on my team.”

Leaders and Labor Organizations Who Have Endorsed Bill Henry for Baltimore City Comptroller

Labor Organizations

Bricklayers Local 1

Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters

International Union of Painters & Allied Trades District Council 51

Baltimore Washington Laborers’ District Council, LIUNA

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 1199


Unite Here Local 7

Baltimore City Council

Councilman Zeke Cohen, District 1

Councilman Ryan Dorsey, District 3

Councilman Kris Burnett, District 8

Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, District 14

Maryland General Assembly

Delegate Stephanie Smith, District 45

Delegate Robbyn Lewis, District 46

Delegate Brooke Lierman, District 46

Delegate Luke Clippinger, District 46

Community Leaders

Denise Blackwell (Winston Govans)

Donna Blackwell (Winston Govans)

Shane Bryan (Ednor Gardens)

Maureen Daly (Charles Village)

Barb Dent (Lake Walker)

Wynn Engle-Pratt (Remington)

Cheryl Frazier-Trusty (Idlewood)

Phyllis Gillmore (Woodburne-McCabe)

Timothy Goldsby (Mid-Govans)

Nia Govan (Wilson Park)

Joe Koehler (Canton)

Sandi McFadden (Mid-Govans)

Sonja Merchant-Jones (Better Waverly)

Louis Perkins (Radnor-Winston)

Jim Pickett (Lake Walker)

Sean Stinnet (West Arlington)

Dave Werkmeister (Patterson Park)

Rev. CD Witherspoon (Sandtown-Winchester)

Contact: Ben Groff, Campaign Manager, 410-870-9815

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.