Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D) picked up an endorsement of his gubernatorial bid Thursday from the Coalition of Asian Pacific American Democrats of Maryland.

“We all recognize Attorney General Doug Gansler’s outstanding track record of promoting diversity and fighting for a clean environment, for consumers and for victims of crimes and injustice,” the group’s co-chairs, Stan Tsai and Martin Ma, said in a statement that also expressed confidence in Gansler’s ability to create jobs and improve the economy.

The statewide group, founded in 1999, seeks to empower Asian Pacific Americans in the political process.

Gansler said he is committed to addressing language barriers in state government, including those affecting Maryland’s online health insurance exchange.

Gansler faces Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D) and Del. Heather R. Mizeur (D-Montomgery) in the June Democratic primary.