Governor Candidate Forums on Tap

Yes, it is the holiday season, but it is also the season for the Governors’ Forums. There are at least three on sale in the coming days.

On Monday evening, the Maryland Democratic Party gathers its gubernatorial candidates at a forum in Waldorf that will focus on economic issues. Seating is limited to see the candidates in person, but the State Party will be broadcasting the forum live on Facebook. The forum will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tracee Wilkins, NBC News4 Prince George County Bureau Chief, will be the moderator.

Government House, the governor’s residence, in Annapolis. Photo by Danielle E. Gaines.

Meanwhile, the Maryland State Bar Association is hosting hour-long one-on-one conversations with Democratic, Republican and Libertarian candidates for governor over a five-day period, from December 6 to 10, coinciding with the special session of the scheduled General Assembly. to be held in Annapolis on Congress redistribution.

Former state senator Robert A. Zirkin (D-Baltimore County), who chaired the court proceedings committee, will interview candidates in one-on-one sessions, which will be held at the Inscape Theater at Stevenson Greenspring University. Valley Campus in Baltimore County. Interviews can be seen in person or on several online platforms.

Here is the schedule:

December 6

10:00 am – Rushern Baker (D)

12:00 p.m. – Jon Baron (D)

2 p.m. – Pierre Franchot (D)

December 7

12:00 – Michael Rosenbaum (D)

December 8

10 a.m. – Kelly Schulz (R)

12:00 p.m. – Ashwani Jain (D)

2 p.m. – David Lashar (left)

December 9

10 a.m. – Doug Gansler (R)

12:00 p.m. – Wes Moore (D)

2:00 p.m. – Tom Perez (D)

December 10

8:00 a.m. (broadcast at 10:00 a.m.) – Dan Cox (R)

12:00 p.m. – John King (D)

2:00 p.m. – Robin Ficker (R)

Also on December 10, the Committee’s Annual Legislative Breakfast for Montgomery will feature a forum with Republican and Democratic candidates for governor. The breakfast, traditionally one of the biggest political schmoozefest of the year in Maryland, is billed as the curtain-raiser of the great Montgomery County legislative push in the next session of the General Assembly and includes speeches by county leaders and a legislative program.

The format of the Applicant Forum – and the full list of applicants – has yet to be announced. The event takes place at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.

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Harry L. Blanchard