Jealous was among nearly a dozen names floated as possible candidates to succeed Cummings. The others include: Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the congressman’s wife and chairwoman of the Maryland Democratic Party; Del. Nick Mosby; and his wife, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby; former Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake; Del. Talmadge Branch; and state Sens. Jill P. Carter, Antonio L. Hayes and Cory V. McCray.
After his unsuccessful bid for governor, Jealous launched a Baltimore-based investment firm called 20X Ventures. Jealous started the “social impact investing and advisory firm” in January. He has also been hired as a consultant for Juul — he is one of several leaders with ties to the black community brought on by the fast-growing e-cigarette company.