|Rushern L. Baker, III|
|Baker giving a speech in September 2012|
|7th Executive of Prince George's County|
December 6, 2010
|Preceded by||Jack B. Johnson|
|Constituency||Prince George's County, Maryland|
October 24, 1958 |
Valdosta, Georgia, U.S.
Early life and education
Baker represented legislative district 22B in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1994 to 2003, where he served on various subcommittees and task forces. He also served as Executive Director for the Community Teacher's Institute, located in Lanham, Maryland.
Prince George's County executive
In 2002 and 2006, Baker was a candidate for the office of Prince George's County Executive. During the 2006 election, he was only narrowly defeated by the incumbent County Executive, Jack B. Johnson.
Baker is married to the former Christa Beverly, with whom he has three children, including son Rushern Baker IV, and resides in Bladensburg, Maryland. He is also a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.
- "Rushern L. Baker III". House of Delegates—Former Delegates. Maryland State Archives. Retrieved 13 November 2010.
- Rosalind Helderman, Washington Post, 9/13/06, '
- Spivack, Miranda S. (September 16, 2010). "Rushern Baker's victory suggests wish for change in Prince George's". The Washington Post.
- Spivack, Miranda S.; DeBonis, Michael; Wiggins, Ovetta (December 7, 2010). "At inauguration, Rushern Baker sees 'chance to get it right' in Prince George's". The Washington Post.
Jack B. Johnson
|Executive of Prince George's County
December 6, 2010–present