Rushern Baker Planning a Day of Events on the Eastern Shore Friday

By Josh Kurtz

As he inches closer to becoming a candidate for governor in 2018, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker (D) has a trip planned to the Eastern Shore on Friday, Maryland Matters has learned.

Baker’s public schedule will include an address to students at the Institute for Public Affairs and Student Engagement at Salisbury University; lunch with Cambridge Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley at Snapper’s, a popular waterfront eatery; visits to the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park in Church Creek and to the YMCA in Easton; and interviews at the Dorchester Banner and Dorchester Star newspapers. He is expected to have some private meetings as well.

Baker’s travels around the state include attending new Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s (D) first State of the City address on Thursday afternoon.

Josh Kurtz
Co-founder and Editor Josh Kurtz is the leading chronicler of Maryland politics and government. He began covering the State House in 1995 for The Gazette newspapers, and has been writing about state and local politics ever since. He later became an editor at Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, and spent eight years at E&E News, an online subscription-only publisher of news websites covering energy and environmental issues. For seven of those years, he led a staff of 20 reporters at E&E Daily, which covers energy and environmental policy on Capitol Hill and in national politics. For 6 1/2 years he wrote a weekly column on state politics for Center Maryland and has written for several other Maryland publications as well. Kurtz has given speeches and appeared on TV and radio shows about Maryland politics through the years.

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