MARYLAND – One former U.S. Secretary of Education is trying so as to add the title of politician to his checklist of many titles along with his candidacy for the Governor of Maryland.
John B. King tells 47ABC, he determined to run for governor for the identical causes he received into public service: to make a distinction in individuals’s lives.
Losing his mother and father at a younger age, King says what saved him was his ardour for schooling and faculty was the one place he felt the most secure.
King’s background contains main colleges on the native and state degree within the roles of trainer and principal earlier than serving as U.S. Secretary of Education for former President Barack Obama. He says his time in schooling highlighted many disparities in housing, healthcare, and employment amongst Marylanders.
King traveled to the shore over the Memorial Day weekend and says his conversations with native enterprise house owners and group members confirmed him that state authorities has to speculate extra in financial growth and healthcare. “I’ve proposed creating a state bank that will make it easier for small business owners to get the capital they need, particularly women owned businesses and businesses owned by African Americans and Latinos,” King stated.
“I also heard from folks about the need for more health care providers in the region. They’re worried about the fact they might not be able to access the healthcare specialist they need. So there’s a real need for a governor who will attend to those everyday challenges that face folks here on the eastern shore.”
King additionally says he believes that range in illustration is vital in politics as properly, as he can be the primary Afro-Latina Governor of Maryland if elected.