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Neuman announces bid for Maryland governor as Democrat

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Former Republican Anne Arundel County executive and entrepreneur Laura Neuman has announced her bid for Maryland governor as a Democrat.

Neuman, who serves on the Maryland Commission for Economic Development, announced her candidacy Monday.

She is the only woman in the field of 10 Democratic candidates. Neuman served the remainder of John Leopold’s county executive term after his 2013 misconduct in office conviction, but lost a bid to serve a full term.

Neuman, who grew up in East Baltimore, says she forged her own way as a entrepreneur without finishing high school or college, but she wants to connect every Marylander "with opportunity, expanding access to education, and making childcare more affordable.”