Former U.S. education secretary runs for Maryland governor

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former U.S. Education Secretary John King says he’s running for governor of Maryland.

King announced on social media Tuesday he is seeking the Democratic nomination. He’s entering a growing field of candidates in the 2022 election. They are running to succeed Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, who is term limited. King was education secretary during former President Barack Obama’s administration.

King says as governor he would focus on education, climate change and addressing systemic inequality. King is now president and CEO of The Education Trust, a national nonprofit organization that seeks to identify and close opportunity and achievement gaps.


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