A History of Service, Leadership, and Integrity
If you're involved in community service, you've likely heard of Chris Anderson. Chris is a native Baltimorean with deep roots in the city. He is currently running to be your next city councilman from the 7th District of Baltimore City.
The 7th district of the Baltimore City Council, a West Baltimore district that largely surrounds North Avenue. District 7 includes neighborhoods like Fairmont, Walbrook, Mondawmin, Easterwood, Penn North, and Reservoir Hill.
As a young man, Chris could be seen helping his late grandfather, Christopher Bland, who owned and operated Bland's Carryout, a popular eatery in the 7th district. Through working at the carryout, Chris learned the values of hard work and discipline in addition to seeing first-hand the pride that came with serving flavorful meals to the residents of the 7th District.
Chris then attended Carver Vocational-Technical High School and later Baltimore City Community College where he studied criminal justice. His interest in service led him to enlist with the U.S. Coast Guard where he proudly served in securing our nation's ports.
Chris' career in service is complemented with a deep commitment to helping society's most vulnerable populations, particularly young African American males. Chris has marched alongside many community activists in support of causes targeting corruption and cronyism. He has spoken out in various community forums on the critical need for fiscal, ethical, and moral accountability and transparency in the 7th District.
Chris regularly attends New Shiloh Baptist Church in West Baltimore and has served on various church ministries including youth mentoring with Project RAISE, a program dedicated to enhancing the reading skills of Baltimore City students.
Like many residents of the 7th district, Chris is tired of the rampant corruption and mismanagement in Baltimore's City Hall. Too often, our city's leaders have met urgent community concerns with indifference or false promises of action. They have instead resorted to filling their campaign coffers with 'donations' from moneyed donors and have listened more to their interests than to ours. We can--and should--do better for Baltimoreans.