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Longtime aide to Baltimore mayor resigns

Saturday - 7/13/2013, 2:30pm  ET

BALTIMORE (AP) -- A longtime aide and spokesman for Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is leaving her administration to work in the private sector.

Ryan O'Doherty's impending departure was announced in a statement Friday. His last day will be July 30.

He's worked in City Hall for five years, dating back to Rawlings-Blake's tenure as City Council president. His title was director of policy and communications, and he was deeply involved in crafting the mayor's talking points and policy agenda. He was her chief spokesman for the past three years.

The 35-year-old O'Doherty will be joining Mercy Health Services as director of external affairs and strategic communications.

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