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ATTORNEY GENERAL


[photo, Douglas F. Gansler, Attorney General] DOUGLAS F. GANSLER, Attorney General (Democrat)



Attorney General since January 2, 2007.

Member, Board of State Canvassers, 2007-; Commission on Correctional Standards, 2007-; Correctional Training Commission, 2007-; Criminal Justice Information Advisory Board, 2007-; State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 2007-; Police Training Commission, 2007-; Task Force to Study Prison Violence in Maryland, 2007-; State Prosecutor Selection and Disabilities Commission, 2007-; Maryland State Employees Surety Bond Committee, 2007-; State Board of Victim Services, 2007-; State's Attorneys' Coordination Council, 2007-; Task Force to Study Financial Matters Relating to Long-Term Care Facilities, 2008-; Advisory Council on Prescription Drug Monitoring, 2008-; Commission to Study the Title Insurance Industry in Maryland, 2008-. Chair, Governor's Family Violence Council, 2009- (member, 2008-).

Member, Task Force to Study Identity Theft, 2007; Task Force on School Safety, 2007; Task Force on Health Care Access and Reimbursement, 2007-08; Maryland Commission on Capital Punishment, 2008.

State's Attorney, Montgomery County, January 1999 to January 2, 2007. Member, State's Attorneys' Coordination Council, 1999-2007.

Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland, 1992-98. Vice-Chair, Governor's Task Force on Childproof Guns, 1999. Member, Task Force on Pedestrian Safety, Montgomery County, 2000. Member, Cease Fire Council, 2000-03; Steering Committee, Bi-County Task Force on Gang Activity, 2004. Member, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, Montgomery County, 2004-07. Former member, Commission on Aging, Montgomery County.

Attended Sidwell Friends School; Yale University, B.A., cum laude; University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. Former law clerk to Judge John C. McAuliffe, Court of Appeals. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1989; District of Columbia Bar, 1990. Attorney. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar Association. Former associate, Howrey & Simon, 1990-92. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2008. Vice-President, Maryland State's Attorneys' Association. Board of Directors, Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission; Jewish Community Center for Greater Washington; Jewish Foundation for Group Homes; Most Valuable Kids; Teen Court. Advisory Board, CeaseFire Maryland. Former chair, Criminal Justice Committee, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Montgomery County. Adjunct faculty, Washington College of Law, American University. Champion of Children Award, Victims' Rights Foundation, 2000. Hero Award, Mothers' Against Drunk Driving, 2002. Internet Keep Safe Award, iKeepSafe, 2007. Rodel Fellow in Public Leadership, Aspen Institute, 2009. Champion of Online Safety Award, Stop Internet Predators, 2009. Married; two children.

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