Ok, this will be quick. To start we were researching Everytown’s recent collaboration with the city of Baltimore.
We did a FOIA request today on that with the city, but in the meantime we did some digging. Everytown uses legal services from a firm in Baltimore:
In December of last year, the former chairman of that firm was appointed to a city position by the freshly elected mayor:
Looking at campaign finance data, Shea’s son was Scott’s largest donor (by a lot) in his 2018 campaign for city council:
Daddy Shea also ran for Governor of Maryland in 2018 and Scott was his running mate:
So, with such a massive campaign donation from Shea’s son in 2018, and then Scott appointing Shea Sr to a city job in late 2020 after Scott became mayor on 12/8/2020, is this potential evidence of appointing to a position because of past (recent) campaign contributions?