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Data-driven and heart-led: Wes Moore seeks the Democratic nomination for governor

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Wes Moore, the former CEO of one of the nation's largest anti-poverty organizations, is making his first run for elective office as a Democratic primary candidate for Maryland Governor, with running mate Aruna Miller. (photo courtesy Moore-Miller for Maryland)

Nonprofit CEO, author, and combat veteran Wes Moore is seeking the Democratic nomination for Maryland governor.

In the wake of the pandemic, Moore says economic issues are a priority: helping families get back to work, at higher wages, and closing the racial wealth gap--as is public safety. In his view, reducing and preventing violence requires investment in community-based work aimed at interrupting violence.

Plus, how would he create public-service jobs for every high-school graduate who wants one?

Read more about the campaign's platforms here.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.