Krish Vignarajah, Michelle Obama’s Former Policy Director, Joins Md. Governor’s Race

8/9/17

By Ethan McLeod, Baltimore Fishbowl

Krish Vignarajah

Another Democrat has joined the contest to unseat Gov. Larry Hogan in next year’s gubernatorial election. This one brings White House policy experience and her background as a high-achieving first-generation American to the table.

Krish Vignarajah announced her candidacy Wednesday afternoon, highlighting schools, wages, crime, drugs, infrastructure and environmental concerns about the Chesapeake Bay as top issues in her platform.

“I am running for Governor because I am worried my daughter will not have the same opportunities my parents gave me when they brought our family here when I was a baby girl,” she said in a statement. “I hope Marylanders will agree the best man for the job is a woman.”

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