Wes Moore, who spent his early childhood in Takoma Park, was elected the next state governor, defeating Republican Dan Cox by 1.3 million to 644,00 votes. Moore becomes the first Black governor in the history of Maryland. He succeeds Republican Larry Hogan who served two terms in Annapolis.
Moore, 44, has been an author, a captain in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division where he fought in Afghanistan, and a non-profit businessperson.
He campaigned on a “Leave No One Behind” agenda.
Since becoming the governor-elect, he has visited Montgomery County many times and has appointed several county residents to his inner circle.