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RELEASE: Jon Baron to Report Over $2 Million Raised, $1.7 Million On-Hand

RELEASE: Jon Baron to Report Over $2 Million Raised, $1.7 Million On-Hand

“I’ve said from the beginning that I won’t take a dime from corporations, PACs, or Maryland lobbyists in this race. Maryland deserves a governor who will answer to voters, not special interests — and I’m grateful to everyone who has contributed to our campaign…

Our message continues to resonate with voters, and I’m thrilled that our campaign will have the resources to share that message with millions of Marylanders across the state.”

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WASHINGTON POST: Jon Baron, former nonprofit executive, enters Maryland governor’s race

WASHINGTON POST: Jon Baron, former nonprofit executive, enters Maryland governor’s race

Baron, a Montgomery County resident, said he wants to use his work experiences to fund “evidence-based” programs that will improve education and health care in the state.

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MARYLAND MATTERS: Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Outline Education Policies at Forum

MARYLAND MATTERS: Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Outline Education Policies at Forum

Baron said he thinks it is not only important to have enough funding, but to use an evidence-based approach to expand on programs that have worked “in the real world.” Some of the tested strategies he endorsed were tutoring first- and second-graders and setting up “career academies” in high poverty high schools.

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RELEASE: Jon Baron Calls on Gov. Hogan to Require Booster Shots, Redefine “Fully Vaccinated”

RELEASE: Jon Baron Calls on Gov. Hogan to Require Booster Shots, Redefine “Fully Vaccinated”

The Omicron variant has changed the rules of engagement with the pandemic, and we need to change with it. Booster shots have shown to be the most effective way of minimizing infections and preventing hospitalizations and death from this highly-contagious variant.

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Our Black Party hosts forum for Md Dems for governor

Our Black Party hosts forum for Md Dems for governor

“It’s not just money and resources that are needed. The key is to focus that money on programs that deliver results,” Baron responded, pointing to tutoring, career academies, KIPP charter schools.

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MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY MEDIA: Candidates for Maryland Governor Join Forum

MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY MEDIA: Candidates for Maryland Governor Join Forum

One forum question noted national dialogue has renewed focus on justice and systemic inequality.

…Baron cited the state’s poverty rate. Over time, he said, low and moderate-income Marylanders have seen stagnant wages while income inequality grows.

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MSBA: Jon Baron Plans Evidence-Based Policy Approach for State

MSBA: Jon Baron Plans Evidence-Based Policy Approach for State

Among other things, Baron noted that his evidence-based policy approach is what the state needs “to make progress” on issues like stagnant wages, poverty, education, and public safety.

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JON’S OP-ED IN MARYLAND MATTERS: Evidence-Based Standards in Build Back Better Act Could Transform Higher Ed

JON’S OP-ED IN MARYLAND MATTERS: Evidence-Based Standards in Build Back Better Act Could Transform Higher Ed

A section of legislative text in the more than 2,000-page bill, only a few paragraphs long, that could fundamentally transform higher education in Maryland and across the country.

I would know because I wrote the blueprint for this text.

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SOUTHERN MARYLAND NEWS: Jobs, Economy in View During Gubernatorial Forum

SOUTHERN MARYLAND NEWS: Jobs, Economy in View During Gubernatorial Forum

Candidates were asked about how they would deal with vaccine and mask mandates as the number of Marylanders with a shot has leveled off.

Baron was forceful, calling vaccines our “one-way ticket” out of the pandemic.

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MARYLAND MATTERS: Jon Baron on Combating Climate Change: ‘Let’s Do What Works’

MARYLAND MATTERS: Jon Baron on Combating Climate Change: ‘Let’s Do What Works’

“Maryland has actually led the country in greenhouse gas emissions reductions over the past 15 years, literally, while maintaining robust economic growth.”

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