Former NAACP president and CEO Benjamin Jealous speaks with voters at a campaign stop in Waldorf on Feb. 8.
Former NAACP president and CEO Benjamin T. Jealous told voters that he decided to enter the race for Maryland governor because he’s talked to too many children who feel let down by local government.
“I sat with a 7-year-old boy in a housing project in West Baltimore and I asked him what he wanted to see the next governor do,” Jealous said. “The first thing he said was, ‘Fix the bus system. This one’s broken. I used to only have to walk two blocks to the bus, but now have to walk six.’”