Maryland Matters invited the 2022 candidates for governor to answer the following question:
In 300 words or less, please share your vision for your first 100 days in office. Please include individual policy priorities and specific actions you will commit to take if you are elected.
The response from Wes Moore (D):
As I travel across Maryland, I hear from families worried about how our kids are finishing the school year, feeling unsafe both in their communities and their own skin, and their health and wellbeing from a lack of access to health care. Our administration will act swiftly in our first 100 days to tackle the challenges Marylanders are facing and I invite you to visit WesMoore.com/issues to read about my comprehensive vision to create a brighter future for our state.
Education — The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future was a tremendous legislative victory and we must ensure it is fully funded and implemented. As governor, I will build robust pathways to good-paying jobs, support our educators and students, ensure universal pre-K for every child in need, and drive more students into STEM fields. I was proud to be named the education candidate by the Maryland State Education Association, and I will not stop until every child is set up for success.
Public Safety — Violent crime is on the rise and Marylanders deserve a governor who will address it with urgency. As governor, I will tackle illegal guns flooding our streets, invest in proven community-based violence intervention programs, fix the Department of Parole and Probation, and invest in local re-entry programs. I believe in policing with absolute accountability and appropriate intensity, bringing together federal, state, and local resources to prevent crime while building trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
Health Care/Access to Abortion — I will work to ensure universal access to affordable health coverage, lower the costs of prescription drugs through innovative new initiatives, and expand access to mental and behavioral health care. I believe that abortion is health care and we must protect this right by enshrining it in our constitution and expanding training for providers.