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High School Dropout to MBA and PHD Candidate

Minimum Wage Worker to CEO and Multi-Business Owner

Homeless to Multi-Homeowner

We all have a unique story to tell, and I am no different. As many of you may know, I ran for Baltimore City Mayor in 2020. While this campaign did not give me my intended outcome, my desire to serve the people of Baltimore is unwavering. As I campaigned throughout the City and met with constituents, I became evermore motivated and encouraged to keep going. Just like me, Baltimore has a unique story to tell, and I am a part of that story. We face challenges together, and rejoice in victories just the same. This is exactly why I have decided to launch a campaign for Maryland State Delegate, representing the glorious 43rd district. In my previous campaign, my platform has been the same: I want to serve you. I come from a middle-class family in East Baltimore. Both of my parents worked hard to provide for their family, but who isn’t all-knowing at 16? Despite my parents’ efforts, I dropped out of High School and committed myself to working fulltime at McDonalds. By the time I was 18, I was promoted to a General Manager of a McDonald’s franchise, and eventually became Vice President for Operations. Today, I am a proud Baltimore entrepreneur, with successful businesses throughout the City, the State, and along East Coast. Whether our challenges are self-inflicted or the result of our environments, my story illustrates how we can always create a better tomorrow through dedication and commitment. I truly believe that part of Baltimore Pride is no matter how dark the night may be, the sun still shines bright the next day. Our City is in desperate need of teamwork leadership, transparent representation, and real solutions. From crime to the economy, from much needed infrastructure investments to substantive resource commitments to education and our aging population, there is no obstacle or issue we cannot solve through collaboration, commitment, and consistent accountability from our elected leaders. This campaign will focus on real life issues Baltimoreans in the 43rd face daily, with a genuine commitment to bring real life solutions. While it is Rikki Vaughn running for Maryland Delegate in the 43rd district, all of us are on the ballot this next election. I am all in with you! Let’s make some good trouble together!

43 Strong
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