“Maryland is a part of railroad history as the home to the Baltimore and Ohio, one of the oldest railroads in the nation. Today, those tracks are part of the CSX network, and railroads are still a huge economic engine in our state, helping to solidify Maryland’s place as a state for imports and exports.”

Patrick Wojahn was elected Mayor in 2015 after serving for eight years on the City Council. He is an advocate for trails and safe bicycle and pedestrian networks as Director of Government Relations at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Wojahn has served in various leadership roles, including as Chair of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board and currently as the chair of the National League of Cities Transportation and Infrastructure Service Policy Committee.

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Patrick received a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2002. He lives in College Park with his husband.

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