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Former Governor Glendening to Join Political Consulting Firm

Former Gov. Parris N. Glendening is joining Scarlet Oak Strategies, the public affairs and political consulting firm founded by his son, Raymond.

Scarlet Oak recently opened an Annapolis office on State Circle and continues to have a location in downtown Washington, D.C.

The former governor will join the firm in a senior adviser role.

Earlier this year, he announced he would step down from Smart Growth America after more than 20 years at the non-profit formed to fight suburban sprawl.

An announcement from the firm touted Glendening’s vast experience as an elected official and as an environmental advocate for smart growth, housing, clean energy, transit and fighting climate change.

“I am honored and excited to be joining the Scarlet Oak Strategies team,” Glendening said, noting that he has worked over the years with many of the firm’s current clients including The Truth Initiative, Jacoby Development, and Edison Electric Institute.

“My goal is straight forward, to assist our clients to prosper and do well and at the same time help make the world a little better place for all people,” he said in a written statement.

Glendening’s more than 30 years in elective office began as a city council member in Hyattsville and continued through two terms on the Prince George’s County Council, three terms as county executive and two terms as governor.

Raymond Glendening said while it is a personal honor to work with his father, “it is even more humbling to have someone of Governor Glendening’s distinct experience and expertise in industries we are so focused on [on] our team.”

In addition to his work with Scarlet Oak, Parris Glendening continues to teach at Johns Hopkins University’s Carey School of Business.

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