Prince George Co. Executive says he’s running for Md. governor

PRINCE GEORGE’S CO., Md. – Prince George’s County Executive, Rushern Baker, announced Wednesday that he is running for governor in Maryland.

Rushern Baker has served two terms as county executive and five terms as a state delegate. He will be seeking the Democratic nomination for governor in the 2018 Maryland election.

Baker is the third Democrat to officially launch a campaign, including former NAACP chief Ben Jealous and tech entrepreneur Alec Ross. As many as five other say they’re exploring a run: Rep. John Delaney, former Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, state Sen. Richard S. Madaleno and lawyer Jim Shea.

“It’s time to build a Maryland that leaves no one behind,” he said in a campaign video. “I’m running because we can’t be silent or just complain as the cynical try to divide us and take us backwards.”

You can find the video and other details about Baker’s campaign here.