Paris Bienert is a community organizer, social worker, and native Southeast Baltimorean who is running for City Council in Baltimore’s First District. Born in Butcher’s Hill, Paris remains passionate about the future of our City and the success of all its people. Today, she lives near Patterson Park and serves as Vice President of the Fells Prospect Community Association.
Paris is a well-known community organizer, activist, and public servant in Baltimore as well as a leading voice for women and youth involvement in Baltimore’s political process. As National Programs Director for the National Women’s Political Caucus, she fought for the Equal Rights Amendment and supported over 60 women candidates for federal office.
Upon graduating from Emerge Maryland, a candidate training program that identifies and encourages Democratic women to run for office, Paris decided to get off the sidelines and increase women’s participation in her own community. She was elected to the Baltimore City State Central Committee in 2018. As Chair of the Committee in the 46th District, she led the efforts that doubled voter turnout in the First District in 2018.
Paris will complete her graduate degree at the University of Maryland’s School of Social Work in May of 2019. In her free time, she coaches a youth ice hockey team in Patterson Park.