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: Flash Floods In Maryland Close Some Schools, Roads; Several Rescued In High Water, MSP Responds To More Than 500 Calls
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: CDC Advisory Panel Backs FDA Decision For COVID-19 Booster Shots, Baltimoreans React
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: 'It's Really Unfortunate': Students In Anne Arundel County React To News Of Postponed Homecoming Dances
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