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eCommunity Affairs Talks to Frm. Gov. of Md. Bob Ehrlich

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An exclusive interview with former Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., has announced he is a candidate for Maryland Governor. Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. was Maryland’s 60th governor. Governor Ehrlich was elected to lead Maryland in November 2002 The Governor made good on his promises, turning $4 billion in deficits into a $2.4 billion surplus and appointing the most politically diverse and qualified cabinet in Maryland’s history. Growing up in ArbutusGovernor Ehrlich was born in 1957 in Arbutus, Maryland, a small, working-class suburb of Baltimore City. In 1967, the Ehrlich family moved out of an apartment and into a row house on Dolores Avenue, where Mr. and Mrs. Ehrlich still live today. Education Governor Ehrlich won scholarships to the Gilman School in Baltimore and later to Princeton University. His academic and football success continued at Princeton University, where he studied political science and co-captained the football team. After graduating from Princeton in 1979, Governor Ehrlich entered the Wake Forest University School of Law, where he worked as an graduate assistant football coach to earn extra money, while attending classes during the day. Legal Career After Governor Ehrlich finished law school in 1982, he moved back to Maryland to work for the Baltimore law firm of Ober, Kaler, Grimes, and Shriver, where he practiced for more than a decade. While working as an attorney, Governor Ehrlich ran successfully for the House of Delegates, where he was known for a collegial style that helped him build bridges - and forge lasting friendships - across the political aisle.