Silver Spring Resident John King Announces He’s Running For Governor of Maryland
Former U.S. Education Secretary John King is launching a campaign for governor of Maryland. King served as Secretary of Education from 2016 to 2017 under President Barack Obama and is running as a Democrat.
King told the Baltimore Sun, “I am a progressive problem solver who has been in government roles doing the work to expand opportunity for folks.”
From his website:
John’s family roots run deep in both the best and most challenging parts of Maryland’s history. John, his wife Melissa, and daughters Amina and Mireya (who attend Montgomery County public schools) live in Silver Spring, MD — not 25 miles from where his great-grandfather, Charles King, and his family were enslaved. The cabin where King’s ancestors lived still stands today in Gaithersburg, MD. But just one generation later, in 1894, John’s grandmother was among the earliest graduates of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. This history of both inequality and progress is still very much alive today in Maryland. As the first Black and Latino Governor of Maryland, John would work to move us forward together toward an ever more just future.