Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of profiles on the candidates running for Maryland governor in 2014. Click here to read all the profiles.
Democrat Doug Gansler
Doug Gansler rose through the ranks from a young prosecutor to Maryland state attorney general, where he says one of his biggest accomplishments has been securing $1.5 billion in foreclosure relief for Marylanders.
Gansler says he led the fight for a gang prosecution act, established Internet safety initiatives and has worked to stop marketing of cigarettes to minors.
As Maryland’s top cop, Gansler says his experience puts him ahead of his competitors on the important issue of safety. He says the state needs someone with a background in criminal justice to bring down crime and keep residents safe.
Two other priorities as governor, Gansler says, would be jobs and education. Gansler tells voters he would work to attract new business to Maryland, and focus on eliminating the achievement gap in schools.
He says Maryland schools are strong, but there should not be a disparity in education depending on where you live.
Find out more about Gansler’s campaign here.