APB Speaker Wes Moore Elected Governor of Maryland in Historic Win
09 Nov 2022
APB would like to congratulate a longtime member of the APB family, exclusive speaker Wes Moore for making history after being elected the first Black governor of Maryland. He is only the third Black person to achieve this position in American history. The Democrat defeated far-right Republican Dan Cox. A political newcomer, Moore’s campaign focused on a message of inclusion and progress with equal opportunity for everyone in the Old Line State.
“We leave no one behind,” Moore said during his campaign. “And that is not just a mantra, it is a value statement. And it is not just a value statement. Come January, that will be the new mission of this state.”
“Over the past decade that we have worked together, I have personally watched Wes change countless lives with his powerful message of the strength of family, education and community,” said APB Founder, Chairman and CEO Robert P. Walker. “It’s an historic day and we couldn’t be more excited about what the future holds for him and the people of Maryland. APB was founded on the principle of giving a voice to the voiceless and Wes has and will continue to do just that as governor.”
Moore is the former Chief Executive Officer of Robin Hood Foundation, one of the largest anti-poverty forces in the nation. He is a combat veteran, social entrepreneur and the bestselling author of such acclaimed books as The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates and The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters. He grew up in Baltimore and the Bronx, where he was raised by a single mom.
Despite childhood challenges, Moore graduated Phi Theta Kappa from Valley Forge Military College in 1998 and Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University in 2001. He earned an MLitt in International Relations from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar in 2004. Moore then served as a captain and paratrooper with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne, including a combat deployment to Afghanistan. He later served as a White House Fellow to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.