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Diversity, transparency, inclusion guide Md. Governor.-elect Wes Moore’s transition

Sarah Jacobs | sjacobs@wtop.com


November 10, 2022, 9:53 PM




On a rooftop terrace of the University of Maryland’s new School of Public Policy in College Park, Maryland, Gov.-elect Wes Moore unveiled his transition team, featuring Lt. Gov.-elect Aruna Miller at the helm.


“It’s a great day,” Moore said Thursday, “because this is an actualization of something that we’ve been talking about for a very, very long time. And we could not, frankly, think of a more appropriate place to be able to have this conversation and to make this announcement.”


Moore said throughout the campaign, a few “true North Stars and guidance points” would help shape how they think about the work they’ll be doing.


“We said that this was going to be an administration that looks like the state of Maryland, that this was going to be an administration that was going to be transparent, and that this was going to be an administration that was going to be inclusive. Today, we are proud to announce that commitment and honor that commitment,” Moore said.


Moore become the first Black person to be elected governor of Maryland, and only the third Black governor in U.S. history. Miller also made history becoming the first woman of color and the first immigrant elected to statewide office.


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