ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former U.S. Education Secretary John King says he’s running for governor of Maryland.
King, who was education secretary in former President Barack Obama’s administration, announced on social media Tuesday he is seeking the Democratic nomination in a field of growing candidates in the 2022 election.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: Positivity Rate Drops Below .8%, Nearly 3.2M Marylanders Fully Vaccinated
They are running to succeed Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, who is term limited.
King says as governor he would focus on education, climate change and addressing systemic inequality.READ MORE: Ford Maverick: Hybrid Truck 'Challenges Status Quo, Stereotypes' Of Pickups, Expert Says
King is now president and CEO of The Education Trust, a national nonprofit organization that seeks to identify and close opportunity and achievement gaps.
Last fall, he formed a political advocacy group in Maryland called Strong Future Maryland to focus on progressive policies.MORE NEWS: FBI Needs Help To Identify Jane Doe's Body Found In Catoctin Mountain Park
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