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Baker Files for Re-Election: 'Time to Kick Things Into Overdrive'

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III says the county has had booming economic growth and less crime during his tenure.

Baker Files for Re-Election: 'Time to Kick Things Into Overdrive'
Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, officially filed to run for re-election on Friday, according to a release from his campaign.

County Council Chairman Mel Franklin, Council Member Derrick Davis, and Council Member Karen Toles announced they are supporting his candidacy for a second term.

“Four years ago Prince George’s County voters gave me their trust and support. I’m proud to say that they’ve been fully engaged in turning a good county into a great one,” Baker said. “We've made the needed changes, so we can get the results we all want. I believe we can do even more by staying focused and intensifying our stride; it's time to kick things into overdrive for a higher quality of life for all of Prince George’s County.”

Baker’s campaign says that during his tenure the county has generated almost $4 billion in economic development—including increased retail shopping choices—improved public safety, reinvigorated the school system, and improved access to healthcare by attracting a Regional Medical Center.

“Since County Executive Baker has taken office, the county has seen off-the-charts economic growth. The crime rate has plummeted, and our schools and neighborhoods are improving,” said Franklin. “We are bringing the world to Prince George's County and I am confident that his continued leadership will produce even more stellar results for our residents. I enthusiastically endorse his re-election."

The campaign’s office is located at 4500 Forbes Blvd., Suite 110, Lanham, MD 20706.

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