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William Cole

William �Bill� Cole is in his second term as a member of the Baltimore City Council representing downtown Baltimore and more than 25 unique neighborhoods that surround it.� His career in public service spans more than 20 years and includes Special Assistant to U.S. Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) from 1996-2003 and member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1998-2002. Bill was elected to the Democratic State Central Committee in 1998 and in 2012 was elected Delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Maryland�s 3rd Congressional District, receiving the highest vote total. �Since 2003, Bill has served as Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement at the University of Baltimore and as an occasional adjunct professor in UB�s graduate College of Public Affairs.� He is the Chairman of the boards of both Cecil Bank and its holding company Cecil Bancorp, Inc. and serves on more than a dozen civic and non-profit boards including Visit Baltimore, the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, the Midtown Community Benefits District, the Babe Ruth Museum, and the Flag House & Star-Spangled Banner Museum.�In 2012, Councilman Cole was honored to be selected as one of the first 100 members of the NewDEAL, a national organization that supports progressive, pro-growth Democrats.� Later the same year, he participated in the American Swiss Foundation Young Leaders Conference in Zurich, Switzerland. Most recently � January, 2014 � he was appointed to the Local Leaders Council of Smart Growth America. �Bill holds a B.A. in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland and a M.A. in Legal & Ethical Studies from the University of Baltimore.� He and his wife live near Baltimore�s Inner Harbor with their three children who are proud to be students in the Baltimore City Public Schools. Bill co-founded the Locust Point Soccer Club and has coached the South Baltimore Youth Soccer League since its inception nearly a decade ago.�� He continues to manage and coach several travel soccer teams throughout the year.