Greenbelt mayor challenges Hoyer for U.S. Congress
(GREENBELT – January 5, 2021) – On the next edition of the BmoreNews Morning Show (1.6.21 10-11am EST), the featured guest will be 28-year-old Greenbelt Mayor Colin Byrd, the youngest mayor in the history of Greenbelt. Byrd, who once did a series of columns on racism at the University of Maryland that ultimately led to the name change of Byrd Stadium in 2016 and also led efforts to remove the Roger Taney statue from Annapolis.
Byrd, who first joined the Greenbelt City Council in 2017, was elected mayor in 2019, was the second Black on the Council, is a member of the Urban League and is also the youngest Regional Director for the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials.
A couple of weeks ago, Byrd told Bmorenews that he is now running for the 5th Congressional seat in June 2022. Currently the youngest Black mayor in the United States, Byrd has challenged Rep. Steny Hoyer for the seat.
While some might consider this David against Goliath, Byrd believes the heavens will smile upon him as he strives to undo the good ol’ boy network that features Hoyer and former Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. Hoyer has been in the seat for the past 39 years in a district that is heavily in Prince George’s County, a majority Black jurisdiction.
Tune-in to tomorrow’s show in what could be, looking down the road, revolutionary.