Recently retired Judge O’Malley opens campaign committee, explores AG run

Recently retired Judge O’Malley opens campaign committee, explores AG run

Recently retired Baltimore Judge Catherine “Katie” Curran O’Malley formed a campaign committee on Monday, a first step toward a possible run for attorney general. If she decides to get in the race, she’d be the second high-profile Democrat to run in the wake of current Attorney General Brian Frosh announcing plans to retire at the end of his term. Anthony G. Brown, currently a congressman and formerly lieutenant governor, already has launched a campaign . “The job of Maryland attorney general is really important right now, because our country and our state is at a critical crossroads,” O’Malley said in a brief interview Monday, citing threats to democracy and the planet’s future as key challenges. O’Malley said the attorney general is “the people’s lawyer,” and it’s important for Maryland to elect a Democrat who will fight for the environment and equal justice. She said her experience as a judge and a lawyer, working in courtrooms for three decades, has shown her how the law can help people, and also how the law can fall short. O’Malley, who stepped down from the bench in late October, said she’s been talking to family and friends about whether to run, conversations that will continue in the coming weeks. She plans to announce a decision by Christmas. “So far I’ve gotten a lot of encouragement,” said O’Malley, who earned her law degree from the University of Baltimore and a bachelor’s degree from what is now Towson University. Most important in her decision-making process […]

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