Comptroller Peter Franchot Announces Run for Governor in 2022

State Comptroller Peter Franchot, 72, announced his plan to run for governor in 2022 at Denizens Brewing Co. in Silver Spring on Monday. He is the first person to announce their candidacy for the position. 

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is serving his second and last term, as governors are limited to two terms. 

Franchot, a Democrat, has not made a formal speech or filed paperwork for the gubernatorial race. He is serving his fourth term at comptroller. State comptrollers are not term-limited. Franchot served in the Maryland House of Delegates for 20 years, from 1987 to 2007, and was elected to state comptroller in 2006. 

In an interview with WBAL NewsRadio on Thursday, Franchot said that as governor he’d focus on the little things first, like fixing potholes and bringing heat and air conditioning to classrooms. Then, he would work on fundamental reform of Maryland’s politics, economy and fiscal policy.

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Maryam Shahzad

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Maryam is a freelance reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in December with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. Maryam loves visual media and always says the movie is better than the book. She can be reached at mshahzad@mymcmedia.org or on Twitter @maryamUMD.

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