Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot said he's running for governor in 2022.
Franchot, a Democrat, confirmed his plan to run in a telephone interview Thursday.
Franchot is in his fourth four-year term as the state's tax collector. He was re-elected in 2018 with more than 1.6 million votes in the statewide race, or about 72% of the vote.
He said he would govern in a similar way to how he has run the comptroller's office and focus on bringing respect, responsibility and results to taxpayers.
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He is the first declared candidate for governor in the state in 2022. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is term limited.