Washington Informer: Maryland’s Gubernatorial Candidates Discuss the Major Issues

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With the July 19 primary election a little over three months away, Maryland Democrats running for governor continue to try and persuade voters that they deserve the right to lead the state.

Five of the 10 Democratic candidates recently participated in a one-hour forum Sunday at the American Legion Post 136 in Greenbelt.

With Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s second four-year term set to expire in January, there’s one main goal for this year’s election.

“Put everything we have into the effort to get a Democrat elected governor,” said Konrad Herling, president of the Eleanor & Franklin Roosevelt Democratic Club which hosted the forum. 

The candidates speaking at the forum included: former nonprofit executive Jon Baron; former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler; former President Barack Obama administration official Ashwani Jain; former Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez; and Jerome Segal, founder of the former Bread and Roses Party.

The forum consisted of three written questions from attendees with the first on using a “magic wand” to make life better for Marylanders.

If Baron had a magic stick, he would launch a partnership with private businesses to offer job training for every young adult statewide in “fast-growing” industries such as health care and information technology.

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