ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot says he's running for governor in 2022. Franchot, a Democrat, confirmed his plan to run in a telephone interview Thursday.
Franchot is in his fourth four-year term as the state's tax collector.
He was re-elected in 2018 with more than 1.6 million votes in the statewide race, or about 72% of the vote.
He says he would govern in a similar way to how he has run the comptoller's office and focus on bringing respect, responsibility and results to taxpayers.