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Maryland Delegate Ron George formally announced his run for governor Wednesday evening in Annapolis.
The Anne Arundel County Republican’s announcement speech focused on creating and expanding small businesses, growing the private sector and reducing business taxes. He called it a “10-point promise.”
“It’s a plan to bring back economic growth to this state. It’s a plan for increasing our tax base, because right now it’s not as it should be,” George said in a release Tuesday. “There’s no reason Maryland should be behind other states in job growth.”
George, a 59-year-old small business owner, is in his second term in the Maryland House of Delegates.
Harford County Executive David Craig announced his bid for the GOP nomination Monday.
Democratic candidate Lt. Governor Anthony Brown officially named Howard County Executive Ken Ulman as his running mate Monday.
A variety of other potential candidates also are considering running, including former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele.