Douglas F. Gansler

Douglas F. Gansler easily won election as attorney general in 2006 ran unopposed four years later, allowing him to amass a formidable campaign war chest. He grew up in Montgomery County and attended Sidwell Friends School in Washington. He graduated from Yale and the University of Virginia School of Law. He worked as a federal prosecutor before being elected Montgomery County state’s attorney in 1998. As attorney general, he has focused on the environment and helped secure Maryland’s share of a national mortgage fraud settlement. Advantages: With Mr. Franchot’s departure, Mr. Gansler has the inside track on the pivotal Montgomery County vote. He has far more money in the bank than his prospective opponents — more than $4 million to Mr. Brown’s $800,000, according to the most recent campaign finance reports. His foc
Barbara Haddock Taylor, Baltimore Sun
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