District 5: Rochelle "Rikki" Spector

410-396-6800 (fax)
Room 521, City Hall


Committees: Vice Chair, Urban Affairs and Aging; Executive Appointments; Land Use and Transportation;

I have been privileged to serve the citizens of Baltimore as the Fifth District Baltimore City Council representative since 1977. I have served on various Council committees and on boards and commissions—local, state and national—all in an effort to improve the quality of life for my constituents. The most important task facing us in the present and future is making Baltimore a place where people want to Live, Earn, Play and Learn—increasing our population through affordable housing and improved schools and public safety. I will continue working closely with the public and private sectors, forming the partnerships to make that goal a reality.


Councilwoman Spector is the dean of the Baltimore City Council, serving her seventh elected term since her appointment in June 1977.

She is a member of numerous boards and commissions including the Maryland Science Center, Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. (CHAI), Chimes Maryland Foundation, Park West Medical Center, Women's & Children's Advisory Board of Sinai Hospital, and University of Maryland Harambee Treatment Center Community Advisory Board.

Councilwoman Spector is the City Council Representative to the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo), the City Council Liaison to the Mayor's Task Force for Annapolis, and the Vice Chair of The Transportation Steering Committee of the National Association of Counties (NACo).

She is a former President and current Legislative Committee member of the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) and National Association of Counties (NACo).

Councilwoman Spector is a graduate of Baltimore City Public Schools and attended Baltimore Hebrew University and the Returning Women program at Goucher College. She is the mother of three sons; the grandmother of three girls, four boys; the great-grandmother of one boy.