P.G. County Exec Baker Officially Begins Bid for Second Term

Joshua Garner | 2/21/2014, 3:25 p.m.
Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III Michael Yourishin

Prince George's County could see another four years of Executive Rushern L. Baker III.

Baker (D), 55, officially filed to run for re-election Friday with the Maryland Board of Elections, heading a field of incumbents for the county council and the Maryland General Assembly all vying to stay in office.

Though Baker is currently running uncontested, candidates have until Feb. 25 to file for the Nov. 4 election this year; June 24 will be the primary election.

Baker, who succeeded Jack B. Johnson, ran at least three times for county executive before winning the seat in 2010, a campaign which saw him promise to revamp the county's image and make it a regional destination for economic development.

Baker boasts that his first term saw the opening of a high-end outlet mall near National Harbor in Oxon Hill, all while a roughly $1 billion casino makes its way to the county in 2010.

“What we have now is the ability to capture revenue in Prince George's County and Maryland,” Baker told The Informer in November.

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