Maryland gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore has not always been as “clear and transparent” about his childhood ties to Baltimore City, as he says. Through the years, he’s allowed others to misrepresent him as a Baltimore native without correcting the record. And he’s used misleading terms like “coming home to Baltimore” when writing for this newspaper about moving his family here from the New York City area as an adult. His real geographic history is hardly a secret, however. As he’s pointed out himself, it’s largely laid out in his 2010 book, “The Other Wes Moore,” which contrasts his upbringing and opportunities with that of a Baltimore man of roughly the same age who shares his name and is currently serving a life sentence at the Jessup Correctional Institution for the murder of a Baltimore County police sergeant in 2000.
Wes Moore wasn’t born in Baltimore, but he’s long embraced it. We wish more political candidates would.
April 22, 2022