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Political notes: Glassman and Lierman differ on role of comptroller, Pittman’s horse sense, and new endorsements

October 24, 2022

With Peter Franchot (D) set to step down after four terms as Maryland’s comptroller, voters will select someone new for the post in a little more than two weeks’ time. During a radio debate on WAMU’s “Politics Hour” Friday, the candidates vying to take his place sketched out very different visions of how they would approach the job.  Del. Brooke Lierman (D-Baltimore City) said she would bring an expansive, values-driven outlook to the Goldstein Treasury Building — and she accused her opponent, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman (R), of being out of step with the electorate. “My opponents thinks that climate change, gun violence, workers’ rights, education, transportation and economic fairness are outside the purview of the state comptroller’s office,” Lierman charged. “But I think those values are central to the comptroller’s mission…” 

Article Source: Maryland Matters

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