“I have reviewed the lawsuit filed against Governor Hogan and spoken with advocates. The complaint raises key issues that are important to every Marylander. I learned late yesterday that Venable would be representing Governor Hogan in this case.
“After decades in public service, I decided to work part time at Venable while I was considering a run for governor. At Venable, I had an opportunity to work on issues of importance to me and the entire country, such as advancing clean energy priorities that benefit workers, the environment and communities. In addition, having been heavily involved in the Department of Justice’s police reform work as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, I respect the police reform work the firm has done in monitoring the Baltimore City Police Department’s consent decree.
“However, the firm has agreed to represent Governor Hogan in the case against unemployed Marylanders, and the governor’s position is inconsistent with my values and the future I want to build for Maryland. As a result, I have resigned from my position with the firm.
“I will continue to work to fight for the issues that I care about most and that I’ve been working for my entire life, and that is exactly why I’m running for Governor of Maryland.”