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Climate Voter’s Guide

With major state and local elections just around the corner, political candidates will inevitably be asked their views on how to confront the myriad challenges of climate change.

Maryland Matters is proud to be part of the conversation.

We recently interviewed nine Democratic candidates for governor about their views on climate change: How the state is battling problems, what measures they intend to enact to make Maryland a leader in climate policy and green energy, how they envision protecting our most vulnerable communities from environmental degradation, and more.

As election season continues, “The Climate Voter’s Guide,” will provide detailed information on candidates’ positions, and more candidates will be added over time.

In March, Maryland Matters and the Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund hosted climate forums with ten gubernatorial candidates focused on climate issues.

Click here to read coverage.

Click here to watch the forum at the University of Maryland.

Click here to watch the event at Goucher College.

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On the day Democratic gubernatorial contender Wes Moore sat down with Maryland Matters to discuss climate change, in late October, the state coincidentally was being lashed by powerful storms.

Jon Baron isn’t the first policy wonk in history to run for governor of Maryland. But he may be the first to come from the especially wonky world of what’s known as evidence-based policy.

Michael Rosenbaum, the Baltimore tech executive and Democratic candidate for governor who is making his first run for elective office, prides himself on his private sector record of creating jobs and boosting workers into the middle class.

Former Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III is a veteran of local government and he’s got ideas on how the state should partner to help counties and municipalities address the risks posed by climate change.

During his long career in public service, which includes stints at the federal, state and local levels, Tom Perez has seen government do consequential work.

John B. King Jr. released a climate action plan earlier this month, including provisions to get Maryland to net-zero carbon emissions by 2035.

Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D) has made 14 in-depth pledges, including those on education, health care and job creation — which could impact the state’s ability to respond to climate change in one way or another, he says.

Ashwani Jain, a 32-year-old former Obama administration official, is running a low-budget, unconventional campaign that is helping him develop an agenda on climate change and countless other issues.