Wes Moore Sworn in as Maryland’s 63rd Governor

by Patrick Herron

Wes Moore was sworn in today as the 63rd governor of Maryland at a ceremony in Annapolis that included an introduction by legendary talk show host Oprah Winfrey. Moore is a native of Takoma Park, who grew up in the area until he was 6 years old, moving to New York after his father passed away. He returned to Maryland for college and attended Johns Hopkins University where he studied international relations and economics and graduated Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Beta Kappa in 2001. From 2017 to 2021 Moore served as the CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation– a charitable organization which attempts to alleviate problems caused by poverty in New York City. Moore is the first African American to be elected Governor of Maryland.

Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller was also sworn into office today. Miller is a former member of the Maryland House of Delegates, where she represented District 15 in Montgomery County and is the first South Asian woman to become lieutenant governor.


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