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Shea taps Brandon Scott as running mate in Maryland governor’s race

Another Democratic candidate for governor has selected a running mate, this time from the Baltimore City Council.

Jim Shea discusses his plan to run for governor at The Daily Record offices. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

Jim Shea discusses his plan to run for governor at The Daily Record offices. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

Jim Shea is scheduled to hold an event in Baltimore Thursday where he will announce he has selected Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott as his running mate in the 2018 Democratic Primary for governor.

Shea retired as chairman of Venable LLP and is the former chairman of the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland, the Empower Baltimore Management Corp., and the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore.

Scott is a Baltimore City council member and chairman of the its Public Safety Committee. He has served as a community organizer with Big Brothers and Big Sisters and as a representative on the board of the CollegeBound Foundation. He attended Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School in Baltimore and St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Shea is the second Democratic candidate for governor to announce his running mate.

In November, Ben Jealous announced he had selected Susan Turnbull, the former chairwoman of the Maryland Democratic Party.

Ralph Jaffe filed last year to run with his sister Freda Jaffe as his running mate.

Other declared candidates including Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, state Sen. Richard S. Madaleno Jr., Alec Ross, a technology policy expert and senior fellow at Johns Hopkins University, and Krish Vignarajah, a former adviser to Michelle Obama, have yet to announce their choices to fill out their respective tickets.


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