Monique Anderson-Walker is joining Peter Frachot’s gubernatorial ticket.
Read on to learn what you should know about Monique Anderson-Walker and the Maryland Democrats running for governor in 2022.
The Franchot Campaign Botched the Monique Anderson-Walker Rollout
The Franchot campaign apparently didn’t vet its lieutenant governor candidate.
Monique Anderson-Walker has some financial and ethical issues the Franchot campaign must explain.
Anderson-Walker’s Federal Tax Lien
Maryland court records showed Anderson-Walker as a defendant in an active federal tax lien case when the campaign announced her in October 2021.
Maryland Court records show Anderson-Walker had a “Lien and Judgement” in July 2015 for $16,402.71.
The Internal Revenue Service is the listed plaintiff in the case.
One Maryland political insider observed:
“It’s not as if someone running with the COMPTROLLER should be squared up on their taxes.”
A Miner Detail’s requests for comment have gone unanswered.
Monique Anderson-Walker told the Baltimore Sun that she and her husband “paid off a state tax lien in her name and are making payments on a joint federal tax lien.”
“I do want to say that I’m not unlike many Marylanders; it’s unfortunate that we’ve endured some financial struggles,” she said.
The Peter Franchot and Monique Anderson-Walker Democratic Ticket
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot had this to say when announcing Anderson-Walker as his running mate:
“When I entered the race for Governor, I wanted someone by my side who had the vision, the expertise, and the experience to help me restore competent government to Annapolis and deliver the concrete results that Marylanders deserve.”
Mr. Franchot said he was inspired by Anderson-Walker’s “commitment to community and her innovative, pragmatic solutions to the challenges Maryland families face.”
The Franchot campaign released this video to announce Anderson-Walker joining the ticket.
Today, I am thrilled to announce that I have selected Monique Anderson-Walker as my running mate. 1/5 pic.twitter.com/UAWx2JQPP6
— Comptroller Peter Franchot (@peterfranchot) October 27, 2021
“My public service is rooted in an understanding that we are all in this together,” Anderson-Walker said.
“I’m excited to work with Peter on delivering a better quality of life for all Marylanders regardless of zip code.”
Peter Franchot’s LG Shortlist
Mr. Franchot originally wanted State Senator Mary Washington of Baltimore City as his running mate.
But Mary Washington didn’t happen.
Who else might have appeared on Mr. Franchot’s lieutenant gubernatorial shortlist?
- State Sen. Jill P. Carter (D-Baltimore City)?
- Montgomery College interim president Charlene Dukes?
- State Sen. Melony G. Griffith (D-Prince George’s)?
- Former Maryland Democratic Party chairwoman Maya Rockeymoore-Cummings?
About Monique Anderson-Walker
Monique Anderson-Walker is a former Prince George’s County councilwoman.
She has worked in real estate for nearly 20 years.
In 2016, Anderson-Walker founded Fleur de Lis LLC, a commercial real estate brokerage firm.
Monique Anderson-Walker is married to Maryland state Delegate Jay Walker (D-Prince George’s).
The couple has three children.
The 2022 Maryland Democratic Gubernatorial Race
What do the polls say about who’s leading Maryland’s Democratic gubernatorial race?
As of May 2022, Peter Franchot is still leading.
But Wes Moore is creeping up on Franchot.
The Wes Moore/Aruna Miller campaign released polling data on May 17:
“The survey of 601 likely Democratic primary voters was conducted by Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group between May 5 and May 9.
The poll found Moore winning the support of 13% of likely Democratic voters, only six points behind Comptroller Peter Franchot.
Moore has increased his support by 6% since the last survey conducted by Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group in November 2021.
Franchot – the frontrunner who has been in office for 37 years, including 16 years as comptroller, remains stuck around 20 percent in every survey Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group has conducted.”
In 2021, a U.S. News and World Report contributor ranked Maryland’s gubernatorial contest as one of the “most vulnerable” to switch political parties in 2022.
“The most vulnerable governorship on our list is the open seat in deep-blue Maryland that moderate Republican Larry Hogan is vacating.”