Editors' Pick

Worst News for MoCo from Annapolis

Montgomery County has enjoyed a monopoly on key statewide offices—attorney general, comptroller and treasurer—for much of the past two decades. That grip on power is coming loose. Takoma Park resident Peter Franchot, comptroller since 2007, is taking a shot at the Democratic gubernatorial nomination—and his current post is all but certain to be filled by a Baltimore or Prince George’s County Democrat or a Harford County Republican. Nancy Kopp of Bethesda, treasurer since 2002, retired at the end of 2021, succeeded by Prince George’s County Del. Dereck Davis. Also calling it a career: Brian Frosh of Chevy Chase, whose tenure—along with that of Doug Gansler of Bethesda before him—kept the attorney general’s job in the hands of a Montgomery County resident since 2007.