MD Governors Race

Candidates Who Have Confirmed They Are Running for Maryland Governor


Rushern Baker

the former Prince George’s County Executive who ran for governor in 2018, confirmed to the Washington Post in April that he is running for governor. He does not appear to have a campaign website yet.


Jon Baron

a Bethesda resident who serves as vice president of Arnold Ventures, a Texas-based philanthropy—announced in March 2021 that he’s exploring a run for governor. Here’s a link to his campaign website.


Peter Franchot

the comptroller of Maryland, confirmed his candidacy in January 2020. Franchot spoke to MyMCM about his candidacy in February 2021. Here’s a link to his campaign website.


Doug Gansler

the Maryland Attorney General from 2007 to 2015 and the former Montgomery County State’s Attorney from 1999 to 2007 declared his candidacy in May. Gansler, a lifelong resident of Montgomery County, ran an unsuccessful campaign for governor in 2014. Here’s a link to his campaign website.


Ashwani Jain

a former staffer in the Obama Administration who ran an unsuccessful campaign in 2018 for Montgomery County’s at-large council—announced on Jan. 27 that he was running for governor. Here is a link to his campaign website.


John King

the former Education Secretary under Obama, confirmed in April that he’s joining the field of candidates vying to be Maryland’s next governor. Here’s a link to King’s campaign website.


Wes Moore

who was born in Takoma Park, announced his candidacy in June. Moore is a former Rhodes Scholar, combat veteran, and former CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation. Here is a link to his campaign website.


Tom Perez

the former chair of the Democratic National Committee who served as a County Councilmember from 2002 to 2006, announced in June that he is entering the race. Perez resides in Takoma Park and also served as U.S. Labor Secretary under former President Barack Obama. Here is a link to his campaign website.


Mike Rosenbaum

a Baltimore entrepreneur who grew up in Montgomery County, officially entered the race in May. Rosenbaum previously worked as an economist in the Clinton White House. Here’s a link to his campaign website.