Don Mohler & Rushern Baker On How To Pay For Kirwan Education Reforms | WYPR

Don Mohler & Rushern Baker On How To Pay For Kirwan Education Reforms

Jan 8, 2020

Former Baltimore Co. Executive Don Mohler & former Prince George's Co. Executive Rushern Baker

The number one challenge facing lawmakers in Annapolis this year is how to pay for a sweeping proposal from the Kirwan Commission aimed at improving Maryland's K-12 public education.

Rushern Baker was the Prince George’s County Executive from 2010 until 2018. From 1994 until 2003, Mr. Baker represented District 22B in the Maryland House of Delegates. He ran for governor of Maryland in 2018, but he lost in the Democratic primary to Ben Jealous.

Don Mohler was appointed Baltimore County Executive upon the death of then-County Executive Kevin Kamenetz in May 2018. Mohler served the final seven months of Kamenetz’s term.  Mr. Mohler had served as a spokesman and chief of staff to Kamenetz and his predecessor, Jim Smith.  Mohler began his career as an educator, working for 30 years in the Baltimore County public school system as a teacher, an administrator and then the assistant superintendent of schools.

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