Man charged with indecent exposure

Ryan De Leon, 33, of the 19200 block of Misty Meadow Terrace in Germantown, was arrested Wednesday and charged with three counts of indecent exposure, Montgomery County police announced Friday.

The incidents occurred between May 23 and June 2 in an elevator in the Wayne Avenue parking garage in Silver Spring, according to police.

— Aaron C. Davis

Gansler hires campaign manager

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D), who has held off on officially announcing his 2014 bid for governor, said Friday that he has hired a campaign manager.

Carrie Glenn, a veteran Democratic strategist who recently worked in Montana and Kentucky, will lead Gansler’s efforts in Maryland.

In a statement, Gansler said Glenn has “a long record of success running sophisticated statewide grassroots campaigns.”

The announcement followed a week in which Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, Gansler’s chief rival for the Democratic nomination, named his 2014 running mate, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman (D). Brown last month became the first major candidate to announce his bid to succeed Gov. Martin O’Malley (D), who is term-limited.

Two Republican candidates for governor — Harford County Executive David R. Craig (R) and Del. Ronald A. George (R-Anne Arundel) — also entered the race this week.

Advisers to Gansler have said he is not likely to formally announce his campaign until fall.

— John Wagner

Kittleman to make bid to lead county

Maryland Sen. Allan H. Kittleman, a former Senate Republican leader, plans to announce a 2014 bid for Howard County executive on Tuesday, according to a campaign advisory.

Kittleman, 54, a Howard County native, had also served on the Howard County Council.

While compiling a conservative record on fiscal issues in Annapolis, he has backed two high-profile liberal social policies: legalization of same-sex marriage and repeal of the death penalty.

He is seeking the office being vacated by County Executive Ken Ulman (D), who has joined the Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown’s (D) gubernatorial ticket.

— John Wagner

Women complete treatment program

Six District women who graduated from the D.C. Superior Family Treatment Court’s treatment program wore caps and gowns Friday in an effort to retain custody of their children.

It was the 10th anniversary of a program that allows women accused of child neglect to attend parenting and drug counseling sessions to help prevent moms from being permanently removed from their children’s care.

— Keith L. Alexander