UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — The Baker administration will remain focused on campaign promises — improving the school system, expanding the tax base and creating jobs – despite the federal probe that resulted in the arrests of the current county executive and his wife, Prince George’s County Executive-elect Rushern L. Baker III said today.
“Despite recent events, these are not sad days in Prince George’s County,” said Baker. “The alleged acts of a few in no way should deter the direction of all of Prince George’s County.”
When asked if he was surprised by recent events, which on Friday resulted in the arrests of County Executive Jack B. Johnson and wife, Leslie E. Johnson, Baker said he ran because he wanted to participate in making the county great.
“In a few days, or a few weeks quiet honestly, we’re going to get the chance to do that [improve the county],” said Baker, who will be sworn in Dec. 6. “That’s why I ran, and that is what I am going to focus on.”
–By Maryland Newsline’s Rabiah Alicia Burks