Richard Pryor’s Daughter Rain Announces Plans to Run for Baltimore Council Seat

Rain Pryor declared her intention to run as a councilwoman of Baltimore hoping to make a difference in the community and to right the wrongs of the city's current councilman.

 

Richard Pryor’s daughter, Rain Pryor has just announced her intention to run for a seat on Baltimore’s city council. She made the announcement on her 50th birthday on Tuesday.

WHY SHE DECIDED TO RUN

Pryor, an actor and writer who moved to Maryland to escape “all the craziness of Hollywood” made her intentions known through social media. “I am running for Baltimore City Council of the 3rd District,” she declared before explaining why she decided to do so. Apart from wanting to improve district policies she also says she intends to engage in “healthy conversation around issues of concern.” 

“When asked why me? I say, why not me?” the Democratic candidate continued. “I live in Baltimore MD in the 3rd district and married to a man who has lived in that district for over 38 years. I am a mother who cares about all of our youth and my neighbors. I see an opportunity to bring a different perspective and growth to my community, so, that’s why I am throwing my hat into the race.”

If elected, Pryor hopes to correct the mistakes made by incumbent first-term Councilman Ryan Dorsey whose approach she describes as “my way or the highway.”

THE PATH THAT LED HER TO PUBLIC OFFICE

Pryor was only 6 months old when her famous comedic father and mother, Shelley divorced. She went on to live an essentially “normal life” with her mother, she told The Baltimore Sun

In 2017, she battled with school officials over their unfavorable response to her daughter’s problems with bullying in school. This, according to her led her down the path of public office. 

Earlier this year, Pryor came to the defense of her late father after Quincy Jones insinutated the 65-year-old had a homosexual relationship with Marlon Brando.

HER PLANS FOR BALTIMORE

If elected, Pryor hopes to correct the mistakes made by incumbent first-term Councilman Ryan Dorsey whose approach she describes as “my way or the highway.” The mother-of-one claims he failed to listen to his constituents and address their concerns over the growing rate of crime in their city of more than 600,000 residents.  She also previously criticized Dorsey’s bike lanes on Harford Road for being underused and an eyesore. 

HER CONTENDER WELCOMES THE CHALLENGE

Dorsey welcomes Pryor’s challenge to unseat him along with life coach Nichelle J. Henson who also intends to run for the same seat as a Democrat. 

“I welcome Ms. Pryor, Nichelle Henson, and anybody else who may join the field, and look forward to campaigning on my record of legislative accomplishments and service to the constituents and communities I represent,” he said on Thursday.

The Democratic primary will be held in April. 

DEFENDING HER FATHER FROM FROM "TASTELESS" ACCUSATIONS

Earlier this year, Pryor came to the defense of her late father after Quincy Jones insinuated the 65-year-old had a homosexual relationship with Marlon Brando. This claim was also supported by the comedian’s ex-wife, Jennifer Lee who insisted the actor wasn’t gay in spite of his “dalliances.”

In her father’s defense, Pryor slammed Jones and Lee for their accusations calling them “tasteless and infuriating.”

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