WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. - Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler received a warm welcome from his supporters during a campaign stop in Washington County Thursday.
"He's been a terrific attorney general for the state. Very much cares about people in Western Maryland and the entire state. I'm happy to support him for governor," says Dino Flores, a local attorney who attended the event.
As a prosecuting attorney for more than 21 years, Gansler says one of his main concerns remains in public safety.
"Maryland is the tenth most violent state in the country and the fourth highest in homicides in the country. We need someone who understands the criminal justice system to come here and help fix our public safety problem," said Gansler.
One of the highlights in Gansler's message was his emphasis on bringing back jobs, especially in the manufacturing area across the state.
"Clearly jobs is the number one issue. We're getting crushed by neighboring states. Businesses are leaving and we have a high unemployment rate in Western Maryland," said Gansler.
Gansler believes strongly that the next governor will play a major role in developing business in the state.