Rushern Baker officially files as candidate for Pr. Geo.'s County Executive
Former Del. Rushern L. Baker III (D) filed as a candidate for Prince George's County Executive Friday, his campaign spokesman said, marking the official start of Baker's third bid for the post amid what is shaping up to be a crowded race to replace term-limited executive Jack B. Johnson (D).
"Excellence isn't a dream we have, but a choice we make," Baker said in a statement.
Baker is widely considered to be a top contender in the race, having shown impressive ability to raise money and get several key law enforcement union endorsements.
However, the field for the September Democratic primary also includes several other big names in county politics, including Sheriff Michael A. Jackson, and County Council member Samuel H. Dean (D-Mitchellville). Del. Gerron S. Levi is the only other candidate to file so far, according to the Maryland State Board of Elections Web site. County Council member Tony Knotts (D-Temple Hills) and Henry C. Turner, Jr., chairman of the Veteran's Commission for Prince George's County, are also running.
Baker's campaign had announced he would file earlier this week, but postponed the event due to travel difficulties, campaign spokesman James Adams said.Baker also ran in 2002 and 2006, but lost both times to Johnson.
March 12, 2010; 11:31 AM ET
Categories: 2010 Elections , Jonathan Mummolo , Prince George's County
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