Wes Moore

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Wes Moore
63rd Governor of Maryland
Assumed office
January 18, 2023
LieutenantAruna Miller
Preceded byLarry Hogan
Personal details
Westley Watende Omari Moore

(1978-10-15) October 15, 1978 (age 45)
Takoma Park, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Dawn Flythe (m. 2007)
EducationValley Forge Military Academy and College (AA)
Johns Hopkins University (BA)
Wolfson College, Oxford (MLitt)
WebsiteCampaign website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1998–2014
Unit82nd Airborne Division
Battles/warsWar in Afghanistan
AwardsNational Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Parachutist Badge

Westley Watende Omari Moore[1] (born October 15, 1978) is an American politician, writer, businessman, television producer, and United States Army veteran. He is the Governor of Maryland. From 2017 to 2021, he was the CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation.[2]

Moore was the author of The Other Wes Moore and The Work.[3] Moore is the founder and CEO of BridgeEdU.[4]

In June 2021, Moore launched his campaign to become the Democratic candidate for Maryland governor.[5] He won the Democratic nomination in July 2022.[6] He won the election in November 2022.

References[change | change source]

  1. Moore, Wes (2003). Discovering Wes Moore. Random House. p. 6. ISBN 9780385741682.
  2. McLeod, Ethan (February 8, 2021). "Wes Moore stepping down as CEO of New York's Robin Hood Foundation". Baltimore Business Journal. Retrieved May 13, 2021.
  3. Moore, Wes. "Coming Back With Wes Moore". PBS.org. Archived from the original on August 15, 2015. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  4. Moore, Wes. "BridgeEdu". BridgeEdu. Archived from the original on August 11, 2015. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  5. Stole, Bryn (June 7, 2021). "Wes Moore, author and former nonprofit executive, launches campaign for Maryland governor". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved June 7, 2021.
  6. Bowman, Bridget (July 22, 2022). "Wes Moore wins Democratic primary for Maryland governor". NBC News. Retrieved July 22, 2022.