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Benjamin Jealous
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President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
In office
September 1, 2008 – November 1, 2013
Preceded by Dennis Courtland Hayes (Acting)
Succeeded by Lorraine C. Miller (Acting)
Personal details
Born
Benjamin Todd Jealous

January 18, 1973 (1973-01-18) (age 47)
Pacific Grove, California, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)
Lia Epperson
(m. 2002; div. 2015)
Children 2
Education Columbia University (BA)
St Antony's College, Oxford (MSc)

Benjamin Todd Jealous (born January 18, 1973) is an American civic leader. He is the Democratic nominee for Governor of Maryland in the 2018 gubernatorial election, facing incumbent Larry Hogan. Jealous is also former president and chief executive officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Jealous was selected at age 35 as the youngest-ever national leader of the NAACP.

Jealous is a progressive Democrat. He endorsed Bernie Sanders in his 2016 campaign for President.

In the June 2018 primary, Jealous defeated Prince George's County Executive, Rushern Baker, and seven other candidates to become the Democratic nominee in the general election.



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