She posted this message on her Facebook page with a link to her new campaign website, sheiladixonformayor.com:
After discussions with my family and encouragement from friends and people across the city, I have made a decision to run for Mayor of Baltimore. I believe I have the leadership skills and experience to bring citizens across the city together to create a safer city that is also cleaner, greener, and healthier than we are today. Together we can reclaim, revive and rebuild Baltimore.More
I plan to have a formal campaign kick-off after Labor Day, but in the meantime, I'll be reaching out to people across Baltimore for their ideas, input and support. I believe in Baltimore and its future as a united and inclusive city.