Stephen H. “Steve” Sachs should have been the governor of Maryland. He radically changed and reformed the attorney general’s office during eight years on the job and believed he was ready for the next step in 1986. There was one problem: The men (and they were all men in those days) running the state’s Democratic Party thought Sachs was too liberal. So, they convinced wildly popular Baltimore Mayor William Donald Schaefer to run against Sachs, and Schaefer beat him handily.
Steve Sachs should have been Maryland governor
January 14, 2022