Mayor Takisha James

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During an interview with Howard University Radio (WHUR 96.3), Mayor James was asked why she ran for mayor: To which she replied: 

"I had to challenge myself personally and professionally to say, 'Am I going to continue in the grassroots and community activity elements of being a good citizen of Bladensburg or am I going to face my fears, get out there and make a best effort to impact the community in positive way', knowing that I care very deeply about the issues and concern of the residents and that my motives would be to serve them."