Annapolis, MD—Maryland Democratic Party Chair Kathleen Matthews issued the following statement congratulating Maryland’s next governor, Ben Jealous, on his victory in the 2018 Democratic gubernatorial primary election:
“Congratulations to Ben Jealous on his victory tonight, as well as all of our nominees who have traveled the state to speak with voters and debate the policies that will move Maryland forward.
“Ben is a civil rights leader and community organizer who has spent his life running large complex organizations and pulling people together to get big things done.
“His candidacy represents an opportunity to energize Democrats in every corner of our state and provide a real contrast between Ben’s bold progressive leadership, and Larry Hogan’s incrementalist approach to solving big problems like failing schools and rising healthcare premiums.
“I cannot wait to join Ben on the campaign trail this fall as we work to hold Larry Hogan accountable for his record of shortchanging Marylanders and reminding voters that from investing in our students to protecting workers and our environment, Democrats have their back.”