Baltimore, MD – Jan. 4, 2016 – After hearing the speculation and rumors about Councilwoman Rikki Spector considering retirement, contacted the Councilwoman to find out the facts.

During a conversation that took place earlier today, Ms. Spector, the “Dean of the City Council”, told BJL that she will indeed be retiring at the end of her term. Elected in 1977, the Councilwoman served in the Baltimore City Council with distinction under six different mayors and oversaw the evolution of the Baltimore Jewish community. Always ready to lend a hand, Councilwoman Spector’s office was a known address for problem solving and providing services to her constituents.

She looks forward to the next election after which, for the first time in 38 years, there will be a new occupant in her council seat.

“I look forward to being a mentor and teacher and hooked at the hip to whomever replaces me and the city of Baltimore will be getting two Council people for the price of one,” she proclaimed.