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Maryland Attorney General

About the Race

Montgomery State's Attorney Douglas F. Gansler defeated Baltimore lawyer Stuart O. Simms to be the party's nominee for attorney general.

Gansler and Simms battled over the seat being vacated by veteran Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. (Montgomery County Council member Tom Perez's name appeared on the ballot, but the state's high court ruled him ineligible to compete for the post.)

Republican Scott L. Rolle, the Frederick County state's attorney, was unopposed for his party's nod.

Length of term: Four years

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General Election

Results below are unofficial and may be incomplete. For final results, check state and county board of elections web sites.


Scott L. Rolle

Scott L. Rolle (R)

Occupation State's attorney; captain, U.S. Army Reserve.
Education BA, University of Dayton; JD, Ohio Northern University School of Law; FBI, National Law Institute.
Age: 45 | Residence: Frederick.
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Douglas F. Gansler

Douglas F. Gansler (D)

Occupation State's attorney.
Education BA, economics, political science, Yale University; JD, University of Virginia School of Law.
Age: 44 | Residence: Chevy Chase.
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