Richard Gibson

Democrat Richard Gibson, 37, of Ellicott City, has filed to run for State's Attorney in Howard County. (Provided by Richard Gibson for Howard County State's Attorney Facebook page / February 25, 2014)

An Ellicott City prosecutor working in the Major Investigations Unit of the Baltimore City’s State’s Attorney’s office filed to run for Howard County State’s Attorney.

Rich Gibson, 37, a Democrat, has filed to run against incumbent Dario Broccolino, who has served as State’s Attorney since December 2007. Broccolino, also a Democrat, has filed for re-election.

According to a news release, Gibson has 10 years of experience and will take “a specific emphasis on community outreach, property crimes, juvenile delinquency, gangs and domestic violence.”

Gibson is scheduled to make a formal announcement Thursday at 4 p.m. at 6080 Foreland Garth in Columbia.

As of Tuesday, at 7 p.m., Gibson and Broccolino are the lone candidates in the race. The deadline for filing is 9 p.m.