|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.
Rushern L. Baker, III (born October 24, 1958) is an American attorney and politician, and a member of the Democratic Party. He was elected county executive of Prince George's County, Maryland in 2010 and won reelection in 2014.
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.
In 2002 and 2006, Baker ran unsuccessfully for the office of Prince George's County Executive. In 2006, he was narrowly defeated by the incumbent County Executive, Jack B. Johnson in the primary election.
- "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