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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Alec Ross has selected Denizens Brewing Co. co-owner Julie Verratti as his running mate for lieutenant governor. Though Ross's choice creates a ticket of candidates who have never been elected to public office, he believes the pair's previous government experience and business knowledge will convince Democratic primary voters to choose them... He said her combination of small business experience and activism led him to choose her as his running mate. Whoever emerges from that crowded Democrat field will face off in November against Republican incumbent Gov. Larry Hogan, who remains popular in the state.




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Verratti, 38, founded Denizens in downtown Silver Spring in 2014 with her wife, Emily Bruno, and brother-in-law Jeff Ramirez. Prior to that she worked as an adviser at the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Ross, 46, previously served as senior adviser for innovation at the State Department when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. He's pursuing the Democratic nomination for governor in the June 26 primary

"He's one of the only candidates I hear talking about higher education policy and not just everyone must go to college, but looking at the industries of the future, using our community colleges to train people for the skills that they need," Verratti said. "Neither of us have been in elected office before. We're not beholden to any of the old ideas or old debates. I think we're going to have the political will to get things changed in the state."


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Not sure whether he will win the MD DNC primary election but Alec Ross is definitely one to watch as he enters the political arena.

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-02-24 03:06 PM | Reply

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