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MD Gubernatorial Candidate John King Releases Statement on Rushern Baker and Nancy Navarro Suspending Their Campaign

6/10/2022 | John B. King

“Former Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker is an incredible public servant who has dedicated his career to making the lives of Maryland families better. I’m grateful for Rushern’s friendship on the campaign trail. It’s been especially meaningful to connect over our shared experiences, including both the joys of being Maryland public school dads and the painful struggles of losing a loved one to Alzheimer’s.

Rushern and I also have had many conversations about our shared passion for strengthening public education – he and I agreed that it was critical for us to fully fund the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future and invest in our schools, teachers, and students.

Rushern was always in this race for the right reason: a deep belief that government can be a force for good in people’s lives. While I hope he’ll be able to take some time to catch up with family first, I know whatever he chooses to pursue next will be impactful and I look forward to continuing our conversations about making Maryland a better place for all.

I am also deeply grateful for Nancy Navarro’s leadership in Montgomery County and her willingness to step forward to share her experienced, thoughtful perspectives on the state’s future. I know Nancy will continue to find important ways to serve.”