Former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
Michael Steele is the former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland. Steele made history as the first African American elected to statewide office. During his tenure, Steele prioritized strengthening education for disadvantaged students and reforming the state’s Minority Business Enterprise program to expand economic development. Following his time in office, Steele was chosen as the first African American chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC). He is currently a political analyst for MSNBC and a Senior Fellow at Brown University Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs.