Maya Rockeymoore Cummings enters Maryland governor's race
Published 10:04 am, Thursday, October 12, 2017
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maya Rockeymoore Cummings — a consulting firm owner who is married to U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings — is jumping into a crowded Democratic race for governor.
Rockeymoore Cummings announced her candidacy Thursday. She becomes the eighth serious contender to join the June 26 Democratic primary.
The 46-year-old has never held elective office. She runs the Washington-based public policy consulting company Global Policy Solutions.
She told The Baltimore Sun she wants to build on Maryland's unique all-payer healthcare system to bring it as close as possible to universal healthcare.
She said Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has shortchanged public transit and proposed a transportation plan that would do little to relieve traffic congestion.