Maya Rockeymoore and her husband, U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. (Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

Maya Rockeymoore, a policy consultant and head of Global Policy Solutions, a consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., says that she is strongly considering a run for governor of Maryland in 2018.

“I’m seriously looking at this race because I have a bold vision for a better, stronger Maryland,” she said in a statement to the Washington Post. “I firmly believe that Maryland is ready for a different kind of leader.”

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The Post reports that no woman currently holds any of Maryland’s four statewide, elected executive positions, and there are no women serving in the state’s congressional delegation.

A Democratic political operative told the outlet that a key factor in Rockeymoore’s considerations is that a woman should run in the primary.

Rockeymoore, who is married to Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), would be the first woman to join five declared candidates in the Democratic primary field set to defeat Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.

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Rockeymoore, 46, who has contributed to The Root, is also a former adjunct professor at American University and was previously chief of staff to the now retired Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.) and an executive at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

She has been married to Cummings, who represents Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, since 2008.

Read more at the Washington Post.