Gubernatorial Candidates Pledge to Stand with AFSCME Council 3 to Invest in Quality State Services

Earlier this month, AFSCME Council 3’s Executive Board invited the leading republican and democratic candidates for Governor to meet and interview about their plan for Maryland. As public employees, our members have a unique power to elect the boss who sits across from us at the negotiation table. Elections have consequences and there is no clearer example than the damage Governor Hogan has done to state services over the last 7 years of his term.

AFSCME Council 3’s Executive Board met with Wes Moore, Comptroller Peter Franchot, Tom Perez, John King, Mike Rosenbaum, and Doug Gansler. Later, we spoke with Rushern Baker who was unable to attend the forum due to the passing of his wife. Each candidate was also asked to sign a pledge to support funding quality state services. Every candidate signed the pledge and committed to working with AFSCME if elected. See the pledge below!

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