Ovetta Wiggins

Washington, D.C.

Local reporter covering Maryland state politics

Education: Rutgers University

Ovetta Wiggins covers Maryland state politics in Annapolis. She came to The Washington Post in 2003 and has covered numerous stories about Prince George's County during that time, including the rise and fall of former County Executive Jack B. Johnson, the county's foreclosure crisis, and the attempt by County Executive Rushern L. Baker III to take over the school system. She graduated from Rutgers University and previously worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Bergen Record in New Jersey.
Latest from Ovetta Wiggins

Former Maryland delegate Tawanna Gaines dies at 70

Longtime Maryland state delegate Tawanna Gaines died of cancer Saturday morning, her son confirmed. She leaves behind an admired and complicated legacy.

November 15, 2022

Newly elected Maryland Democrats prepare to take power in Annapolis

Md. Gov-elect Wes Moore, a political newcomer, names transition team to lay the foundation for delivering on ambitious policy goals.

November 10, 2022

Wes Moore’s campaign pledges created high expectations. Can he deliver?

Maryland Gov.-elect Wes Moore promised systemic and sweeping changes to the electorate. Now he will have to govern. Can he deliver?

November 9, 2022

Dan Cox calls Wes Moore to concede defeat in Maryland governor’s race

Cox, endorsed by Donald Trump, grappled with his lopsided loss in the gubernatorial race in a statement issued Wednesday.

November 9, 2022

Who is Wes Moore? A look at Maryland’s projected 63rd governor-elect.

Maryland's projected 63rd governor-elect is a political newcomer who called to unify the state with a message to "leave no one behind."

November 8, 2022

Wes Moore projected to win Md. governor’s race in history-making run

Democrat Wes Moore is projected to defeat Dan Cox, becoming the first Black person elected governor of Md. and third Black person elected governor of any state.

November 8, 2022

In Md., Black people poised to occupy four critical positions of power

If Wes Moore and Anthony Brown win their races in Maryland, it would set up a concentration of Black state-level power unprecedented in America.

November 4, 2022

    A guide to the 2022 Maryland election

    Governor and lieutenant governor, attorney general and comptroller are on the ballot, in addition to Congressional seats, statehouse contests and local races.

    November 4, 2022

    How will Wes Moore, Dan Cox face Maryland’s key issues? We asked them.

    Wes Moore and Dan Cox, candidates for governor in Maryland, take questions about abortion, inflation, LGBTQ rights, education and crime.

    November 2, 2022

    VP Kamala Harris stumps for Democrats in Maryland

    Vice President Kamala Harris rallied Democrats in deep blue Maryland Saturday, urging voters to show up at the polls.

    October 29, 2022