Independent Candidate Bob Wallace Closes the Gap in Mayoral Race


Bob Wallace

Recent Poll Shows Wallace is Gaining Strong Support Among Voters

Independent Baltimore City Mayoral Candidate Bob Wallace, the first Independent to ever appear on the ballot, is closing the gap among Baltimore City’s voters according to a recent poll conducted by Burton Research.

The poll shows that 35% of voters in Baltimore City support Bob Wallace, 43% support Brandon Scott, and 16% remain undecided, providing a path to victory for Bob Wallace leading up to the November 3rd general election.

The poll was conducted by Burton Research between October 1 – 2, 2020 among 380 likely general election voters in Baltimore City via phone calls and text messaging polling. The margin of error in the polling is plus/minus 5%.

“I’m energized that my campaign is resonating as we build support with voters across the city who understand that after years of failed leadership and worsening conditions in Baltimore that now is the time for a leadership change to save our beloved city,” Wallace said. “We are building a coalition of Democrats, Republicans and Independents to transform our city as we put people over profits, people over party and people over politics.”

The recent Burton Research poll comes as Wallace continues to build positive momentum as he reaches voters across the city through TV, radio and print advertising, social media, earned media and his daily walks to talk with residents in neighborhoods across the city about issues important to them.

“This is a historic moment for the citizens of Baltimore as their vote next month can help drive the necessary change our city desperately needs this election,” said Wallace. “I have walked more than 500,000 steps across 32 zip codes, and I can feel the excitement across the city that we are close to the finish line in making the changes we need to save the very soul of our city. As the next mayor, I commit myself to leading those changes with integrity and honesty in a way that will make us proud to be Baltimoreans.”

Burton Research & Strategies is a political and market research firm with a history of conducting public opinion research and political polling. Burton Research has conducted research in 42 states and internationally.

With more than 40 years in the private sector, Bob Wallace hopes to bring his experience in entrepreneurship and technology to Baltimore to reduce crime, increase opportunities for Baltimore residents, eliminate food deserts, create 100,000 new jobs and attract at least $1 billion in economic investment in his first term as mayor, while growing Baltimore’s economic ecosystem.

About Bob Wallace

Bob Wallace is a native Baltimorean, an author, business owner, entrepreneur, and community leader. He was raised in the South Baltimore neighborhood of Cherry Hill, where he consistently overcame numerous social and economic obstacles and refused to accept failure and mediocrity. His rags-to-riches story led him to become a successful business leader with a 40-year proven track record of success. He is an internationally recognized author of numerous books on entrepreneurship, strategic partnerships, and leadership development for executives. He utilizes his entrepreneurial expertise to mentor innovators and business leaders from around the world.

Bob wants what is best for the City of Baltimore and for his fellow residents. He is running for mayor to bring real and lasting change to Baltimore. He is not a career politician. His experience working for industry leaders such as IBM, DuPont and Procter & Gamble has made him an expert on economic development, strategic partnerships, emerging markets, and entrepreneurship. He is no stranger to community leadership at all levels and has worked on numerous commissions and boards, both locally and statewide. Bob is the founder of three Baltimore-based companies: BITHGROUP Technologies Inc., Bithenergy Inc., and EntreTeach Learning Systems LLC.

Before launching his campaign to become Baltimore’s next mayor, Bob proudly served on the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. His current Board commitments include, the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Greater Baltimore Committee, and Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council. He has also served on the State of Maryland Information Technology Board, the Governor’s Advanced Technology Commission, Small Business Task Force, Minority Business Task Force, the City of Baltimore Mayor’s Coalition of Supplier Diversity and Inclusion, and Chair of The President's Roundtable.

Wallace is a proud graduate of the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

As a passionate community leader and devoted church elder who believes in the intersection of spirituality and business success, Bob has built global relationships that have translated into profitable and socially impactful connections – exemplifying his personal mission, “Do Well While Doing Good.”

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