Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has been elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General.
The Baltimore Sun reports that 49-year-old Gansler was chosen Thursday during the nonpartisan group's summer meeting in Anchorage, Alaska. He is the second Marylander to hold the yearlong post.
The association brings together the chief legal officers of the states, territories and the District of Columbia to deal with issues they face.
Presidents of the association usually choose an issue to focus on during their term. Gansler selected "Privacy in the Digital Age.''
Gansler was elected attorney general in 2006 and re-elected in 2010.