BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. – Baltimore County FOP Lodge #4 today announced their endorsement of Attorney General Doug Gansler and Mayor Candace Hollingsworth, who are running for governor and lieutenant governor of Maryland.
“Doug Gansler is the candidate that police trust to keep Maryland safe,” said Baltimore County FOP President David Folderauer. “Crime is out of control in the Baltimore region. We need a candidate who will make sure police have the training and resources we need to do our jobs and keep our communities safe. That candidate is Doug Gansler.”
“I’m honored to earn the trust of the Baltimore County FOP, who every day put their own lives on the line in order to protect their neighbors,” said Gansler. “My plan to hire 1,000 more police officers across the state is just the beginning. We will bring crime down and lift justice up by ensuring our officers are well-paid and well-trained, including in de-escalation tactics. I am grateful for their support and look forward to working with them to make Maryland safe.”
“We know that crime disproportionately impacts communities of color and this moment demands leaders with the courage to tackle crime and accountability head-on,” said Hollingsworth. “With their support and partnership, the Gansler–Hollingsworth team will work together to ensure every block of every zip code is safe in every way.”