Donald Norris

Donald Norris weighs in on what’s next for former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley

Following Monday’s Iowa Caucuses, former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley officially ended his bid for the presidency. WJZ-TV ran a story examining what’s next for O’Malley as he begins the next chapter in his political career.

Donald Norris, professor and director of UMBC’s School of Public Policy, is an expert in Maryland state politics and has closely followed former Gov. O’Malley’s career. He was interviewed for WJZ’s story and said it’s possible that O’Malley could serve in an advisory role to the next president.

“He could become a Cabinet secretary, even though he said he doesn’t want to,” said Norris. “But if the president calls, it’s awfully hard to say no. I think he would be a terrific Cabinet secretary. He could take transportation, he could take HUD, he could take Homeland Security.”

Watch the story “Martin O’Malley officially suspends presidential bid” on WJZ’s website.

In other recent news, a previous Norris interview about the pros and cons of metropolitan governance and his new book Metropolitan Governance in America was referenced in a Dan Rodricks Baltimore Sun column about the snow cleanup effort in Baltimore.

Image: Donald Norris speaks at UMBC’s 40th anniversary event for public policy. Photo by Marlayna Demond ’11 for UMBC.