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Coppin State University will host a forum with six Democratic candidates running for governor on April 26, the university announced Wednesday.

The candidates confirmed to participate include: Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler, Comptroller Peter Franchot, former U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez, author and former Robin Hood Foundation CEO Wes Moore, and former nonprofit leader Jon Baron. 

The candidates will discuss issues related to economic development, strategic investment, and economic empowerment, both statewide and in West Baltimore.

“It is important as we prepare to vote for the next Governor of Maryland that people whose lives are shaped by policy decisions in Annapolis have a chance to hear and understand how the candidates plan on leading our state and investing in Baltimore,” said Anthony L. Jenkins, the university’s president, in a statement. 

“Baltimore is the economic engine of the state,” he said, “As an anchor institution in West Baltimore, Coppin State University is committed to doing what we can to help revitalize this corridor on North Avenue and give our neighbors the skills and knowledge they need to make informed choices for their future.” 

The forum, hosted by the Coppin State University College of Business and moderated by WMAR 2 News anchor Kelly Swoope, is set to take place in the university’s James Weldon Johnson Auditorium from 6-8 p.m. 

Those interested in attending can register here.