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Jim Shea announces Brandon Scott as running mate

Posted at 6:41 PM, Feb 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-15 18:41:05-05

Thursday democraticc gubernatorial candidate Jim Shea announced that a Baltimore City Councilperson will be his running mate in the upcoming election.

Shea held a press conference Thursday to formally make the announcement. 

Councilman Brandon Scott will run alongside Shea to be the next Lieutenant Governor.

Scott says he will be a voice for all Marylanders, will fight for better education for children, safer neighborhoods, and expanded inclusive economic opportunity across the state.

In addition to serving on the City Council, Scott is the Chair of the Public Safety Committee. He has also served as a community organizer with Big Brothers and Big Sisters and as a representative on the board of the College Bound Foundation. 

"From Baltimore to the Eastern Shore to Saint Mary's County, we all want the same things. A world-class education, good paying jobs, and safe neighborhoods. Jim Shea and I will strive to bring these opportunities to every corner of our great state."

Shea and Scott are running in a crowded Democratic primary.

Other Democratic candidates include Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, former NAACP President Ben Jealous, and Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker.

The only Republican to declare their candidacy is incumbent Governor Larry Hogan. 

The primaries will be held on June 26th, 2018.