Alec Ross: Tech guru sets his sights on new horizon, becoming Maryland governor

Alec Ross, author and innovator, was on his way to Annapolis in early 2017 to brief state lawmakers about the economic future when he told a friend of his latest high-wire ambition: dethroning Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan. The friend, state Sen. Bill Ferguson (D-Baltimore City), liked the idea of a statewide candidate proselytizing about the necessity of modernizing. But Ferguson was surprised that Ross — then a 45-year-old political novice — actually thought he could become governor. “I tried to be realistic,” the senator recalled. “He was sure he could win.” (Wash. Post)

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