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Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer - District 5

410-396-6800 (fax)
100 Holliday Street
Suite 500
​Baltimore, Maryland 21202


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Councilmember's Bio:

Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer is the Councilman for the Baltimore City Council 5th District seat, representing your interests as we seek solutions to restore Baltimore City to greatness.

Yitzy has long been an activist and leader in Northwest Baltimore City, working hard to better all neighborhoods. He has received numerous awards and recognition for his community service. As a former vice president of his neighborhood association and former liaison to the State’s Attorney’s Office, he traveled throughout the council district to attend different community meetings to learn about and address neighborhood issues such as recreation activities programming, parks, safer streets, and better housing.

As Board member of a local senior center, he has seen first-hand how the elderly face great challenges, and he is working to help them obtain access to resources they need. Yitzy sits on a number of other non-profit boards and is involved in a myriad of community activities that have enabled him to play an integral role in bringing the community’s priorities to the leadership. Now he helps create real solutions that will have a direct impact on building a better Baltimore.

He is a small business owner who understands that we need better, quality jobs and lower property taxes to retain residents and attract professionals to relocate to Baltimore City. Yitzy is a graduate of the University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business, where he was the First Place winner in the Startup Maryland UB Venture Pitch Contest. 

Despite being the youngest member of the Baltimore City Council, Yitzy has demonstrated his ability to quickly grasp complex issues, bring practical but new ideas to policy-making, and advocate for local businesses, without compromising on his commitment to local residents.

Yitzy resides in NW Baltimore City, where he was born and raised.  As a husband and father, Isaac believes Baltimore City must be an attractive place to raise families. He is married to Lauren Schuster and has two beautiful daughters, Maxi J. and Bobbi Bella.


Committee Assignments:

Chair, Public Safety 
Co-Chair, Cybersecurity and Emergency Preparedness
Vice Chair, Housing and Urban Affairs 
Member, Budget and Appropriations 
Member, Executive Appointments
Member, Health
Member, Legislative Investigations