Martin O'Malley, a graduate of The Catholic University of America, was sworn in as the 47th mayor of Baltimore on December 7.
In his inauguration speech, O'Malley a 1985 CUA graduate pledged to make the city a safer place to live and a place of opportunity for all of its citizens. He stressed a need to unite the city, heal its wounds and work for needed improvements such as a better public school system.
"Our potential as a people is limited only by our trust in the goodness of one another and our willingness to sacrifice to move our city forward," O'Malley said.
O'Malley asked Baltimore citizens to keep in mind the words of St. Francis Assisi: "We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart and to bring home those who have lost their way."
O'Malley attended Gonzaga High School in Washington and studied politics at CUA. During his CUA years, he became active in the national political scene, volunteering for the Gary Hart presidential campaign.
He went on to attend law school at the University of Maryland. He has served on the Baltimore City Council for eight years.
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